Why should Dhoni quit? asks Anjum Chopra

June 26, 2015 05:21 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 07:04 pm IST - New Delhi

Joining the chorus of fellow cricketers, former women’s team captain Anjum Chopra on Friday sad there was no need for limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to relinquish captaincy since defeats are part and parcel of the game.

“Why should he quit?,” Chopra said when asked about the raging controversy over skipper Dhoni’s comments after demoralising series-defeat against Bangladesh, who are fast emerging as a new cricket force in the sub-continent.

“Wins and losses are part of the game. And let’s face it that Bangladesh have played well. They have beaten the West Indies, Pakistan and now India. Credit goes to them for a brilliant performance,” she said.

Asked about speculation fuelled by Test captain Virat Kohli’s comments that there was no clarity of mind among players in the ODI series where they could not express themselves, Anjum rubbished the rumour.

“There is no division and no one benefits if team is divided,” she said.

Talking about India’s defeat, Anjum opined that lack of preparation might have have been one of the reasons for the loss.

“There was no camp ahead of the tour and switching from T20 is bit difficult,” she opined.

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