Sourav Ganguly believes Gautam Gambhir is ready to take over from MS Dhoni as captain of the Test team after he led Kolkata Knight Riders to their first-ever IPL title on Sunday, beating hosts Chennai Super Kings.
Ganguly was part of the commentary panel on India's tours to England and Australia in 2011-12, and felt Dhoni hasn't done much to command a place in the Test side. "As I've always said, there will be a question mark over Dhoni as a Test player. But Gambhir is an obvious choice in the Test format and gives an option to the selectors. It's a 20 percent chance though," Ganguly told a Bengali news channel
However, he also said Dhoni was the ideal choice to lead when it came to the shorter formats. "He has led the country to the World Twenty20 title and then the ODI World Cup. With two IPL titles and the Champions League Twenty20 title for Chennai Super Kings, he is the best currently for the shorter versions," he said.
Ganguly also called for a serious rethink on how the Indian team would approach Test matches, given the recent reverses suffered by the team. India are scheduled to play 10 Tests at home from August to March against New Zealand, England and Australia.