Indian team under Virat Kohli will be the most successful team ever: Dhoni

Wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday said that the team under Virat Kohli will rewrite history by becoming the most successful ever as he explained his shock decision to step down from India’s limited-overs leadership.

Dhoni, who stunned his fans across the globe with his decision to quit captaincy on January 4, further said that said he does not believe in having different captains for different formats.

“I don’t believe in split captaincy. For the team there has to be only one leader…Split captaincy doesn’t work in India, I was waiting for the right time. I wanted Virat to ease into the job. There is no wrong decision in it. This team has potential to do well in all three formats. I felt it was right time to move on,” Dhoni said in his first media interaction since stepping down from captaincy a fortnight ago.

“Virat and this team will win more games than me. I feel it will be the most successful team ever. That’s the kind of experience and potential they have. They have played in knockout tournaments, they have played under pressure. I firmly believe that this will be the team that will rewrite history. They will do very well,” he added.

The 35-year-old, under whom India won both the ODI and the Twenty20 World Cup, said he had thoroughly enjoyed his stint as the leader despite the many ups and downs he witnessed.

“I don’t regret anything in life. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Plenty of good things happened, difficult to pick one. It’s been a journey for me, the ups and downs.