IPL Snippets: Dhoni and Kohli in battle for the bottom
At the top of Team India, there’s a virtual battle between MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli for captaincy. Kohli is Test captain while Dhoni is boss in ODIs and international T20s. With the sizzling form Kohli is in when it comes to the shorter formats of the game, there’s some pressure for him to be captain there too. But the IPL is proving to be a totally different ball game altogether. Both of them are battling for the bottom.
After 29 matches this season, Dhoni’s Rising Pune Supergiants is sixth and Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in seventh. Dhoni’s Midas touch has failed to get RPS off to a flying start so far.
Interestingly at this stage, the top 4 captains are Suresh Raina (Gujarat Lions), Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians), Zaheer Khan (Delhi Daredevils) and Gautam Gambhir (Kolkata Knight Riders). So all the Indian captains are doing well except Dhoni and Kohli!
Author: Sunil Rajguru
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