Dhoni is a suitable Test captain: Azharuddin

Updated: 31 January 2012 19:14 IST

Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin on Tuesday backed beleaguered captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and said he was suitable for Test captaincy and there was no need for a change in leadership.

Dhoni is a suitable Test captain: Azharuddin
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Lohardaga, Jharkhand:

Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin on Tuesday backed beleaguered captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and said he was suitable for Test captaincy and there was no need for a change in leadership.

"Dhoni is a good player and worthy for captaincy. The time has not come for a change in captaincy of Team India," Azharuddin told reporters here.

Dhoni may be under pressure, but India will bounce back in the coming days, Azharuddin said in the wake of their eighth consecutive Test defeat on foreign soil.

"Cricket is a game of uncertainty. Win and loss are part of the game, which brings a team under pressure. But Team India's performance will definitely be better in the coming days," Azharuddin, who was here in connection with the prize distribution ceremony of a local sporting event, said.

Azharuddin also dismissing suggestions that some senior players now need to retire from international cricket.

He was also positive about little master Sachin Tendulkar's impending 100th century.

"Sachin's 99th was a beautiful century. His hundredth will come soon," Azharuddin, who played 99 Test matches before retiring from the game, said.

Topics : Cricket India MS Dhoni Mohammad Azharuddin Australia India in Australia, 2011-12
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