Dhoni needs rest after Australia tour: Ganguly

Updated: 07 October 2011 18:10 IST

Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly says incumbent has said MS Dhoni should rest a bit before the upcoming tour of Australia as he has to be fresh for the team's long series Down Under.

Dhoni needs rest after Australia tour: Ganguly
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Kolkata:

Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly says incumbent has said MS Dhoni should rest a bit before the upcoming tour of Australia as he has to be fresh for the team's long series Down Under.

"The true test of captaincy is outside India. But I think the time has come to give a rest to Dhoni. He played a lot of cricket. He plays all versions of the game. He deserves a rest," Ganguly said in an interview to a Bengali channel Star Ananda in Kolkata.

"I think he has to give rest in West Indies series so that he can go to Australia very fresh. Because in Australia the Indian captain has to be fresh, otherwise there will be a repetition of the England tour," he said.

The Indian cricket team will tour Australia later this year for a Test series starting at Melbourne December 26.

The team lost the Test series 0-4 and One-dayers 0-3 during its recently-concluded tour of England.

Topics : Cricket Australia India Sourav Ganguly MS Dhoni
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