Friday 21 February 2014 

Video - Gavaskar Backs Dhoni To Continue As Captain

Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar believes that Mahendra Singh Dhoni will stay on as captain despite a humbling tour of New Zealand where his side failed to win a match.

There has been some speculation surrounding Dhoni's position leading the side and he will now miss the Asia Cup due to injury.

Virat Kohli, who for many is the man poised to take over the top job, will lead in his absence but Gavaskar says Dhoni will still be in charge when India travel to England later this year.

Before that they will have attempted to win the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh and Dhoni will have led the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.

Gavaskar, who scored 10,122 Test runs for India, captained in 47 Tests between 1978 and 1985.

Dhoni has led the Indian side since 2007, leading them to the ICC World Twenty20 title in that year, the World Cup in 2011, the Champions Trophy in 2013, and the number one ranking in Test cricket, which they subsequently lost to England in 2011.

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