Steve Waugh is currently the Salaam Cricket conclave in New Delhi. Picture Courtesy: Yogen Shah
Steve Waugh is currently the Salaam Cricket conclave in New Delhi. Picture Courtesy: Yogen Shah

Oct 18, 2014

According to Steve Waugh, the former World Cup winning Aussie captain, Virat Kohli should take over the Test captaincy of India. While attending the Salaam Cricket conclave, he was asked about India’s recent failure in Test matches under MS Dhoni. Waugh Answered,”He is under immense pressure. He is probably jaded and worn out from a decade’s playing under pressure. Maybe it is time to get someone like Kohli in for fresh ideas. Dhoni will probably lead in Australia, but it might not have been bad if there was a different captain.”

Another Aussie captain Allan Border said about Dhoni,”I think he lets the game drift away a bit as captain in Test cricket. You cannot do that. You got to have to be more proactive. A couple of months in Australia before the World Cup should help them.”

The conclave – named ‘Kaise Jeetenge World Cup’ – is attended by the likes of , Kapil Dev, Allan Border, Imran Khan, Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting, Arjuna Ranatunga, who are among the captains who led their teams to World Cup wins. Among the other skippers will be Sunil Gavaskar, Sourav Ganguly, Ajay Jadeja, Mohammad Azharuddin, Bishan Singh Bedi, Inzamam-ul-Haq, and Aamer Sohail. Indian cricketers, who were also a part of their last World Cup winning campaign back in 2011, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, and Ashish Nehra will also be a part of the function.