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Akram, Gavaskar come out in support of Dhoni

cricket Updated: May 14, 2010 21:17 IST

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Cricket greats Sunil Gavaskar and Wasim Akram have come out in support of Mahendra Singh Dhoni saying that removing him as the Indian captain from Twenty20 and ODI teams will be a hasty decisions.

Gavaskar said Dhoni has done the best that he could.

"I still think he is the best bet as far as captaining the country is concerned. He has not quite had the luck he had when he started with the India captaincy. But I still think he is the best man for the job," Gavaskar was quoted as saying by CNN-IBN.

Asked if Dhoni's place was safe in the team as a batsman, Gavaskar said: "I don't think anybody should be complacent enough to think his place in the team is secure be it as the player or as a skipper. Nobody should have that situation. But having said that M.S. Dhoni has done the best that he could. I still think he is the best bet as far as captaining the country is concerned. He has not quite had the luck he had when he had started with the India captaincy. But I still think he is the best man for the job."

Akram, a former Pakistan captain, said removing Dhoni is not the cure.

"I do not think it would be a good idea to change the captain. It would be very unreasonable of the BCCI if they strip him of the T20 and ODI captaincy," Akram was quoted as saying by Mobile ESPN.

"It is true that the Indian team has not performed well at the T20 world meet but removing captain is not the cure-all. Except this event, the team has done well, and Dhoni is a brilliant leader. We should not sit in judgment on him so early. He is only 28 and has good prospects ahead. I, for one, would never support his removal," Akram said.