Former cricketer Aakash Chopra is all praise for former Indian skipper MS Dhoni. He termed the wicket-keeper batter a “once-in-a-generation captain”, and added that there can be only a few leaders like him. Under MS Dhoni, India achieved several milestones, including winning three ICC Trophies. They won the 2007 T20 World, the 2011 50-over World Cup as well as the 2013 Champions Trophy.
In a video shared on Aakash Chopra’s Youtube Channel, the former cricketer shared his thoughts on Team India having several captains in the last year. He also spoke about what makes MS Dhoni a different leader from the others. Aakash Chopra expressed that the wicket-keeper batter’s presence on the field was amazing. He said,
“Dhoni was a once-in-a-generation captain. Firstly, his performance was amazing, and then his presence was amazing. He was an inspiration, he was an institution, and he still is an institution.”
“You get very few people like him. When such people come, it is an era. So it was MS Dhoni’s era. He was a special player and a special captain. Phenomenal, you fall short of words for MS Dhoni, he is that kind of a player,” he added.
We have changed a lot of captains: Aakash Chopra
Former cricketer Aakash Chopra further spoke about India using several captains in the last year. He highlighted that left-handed batter Shikhar Dhawan was India’s stand-up captain in ODIs, in the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma. However, Dhawan has now been dropped from the ODI setup. Aakash said,
“It is true, we change the captain every day. We get a new captain in every match or series. The truth is that Rohit Sharma was the captain in the last ODI series but before that, it was Shikhar Dhawan. Now Shikhar Dhawan has been dropped. He was the captain two series ago for three consecutive series. So you are absolutely right, we have changed a lot of captains.”