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Dravid backs Dhoni to remain as captain

Former captain Rahul Dravid has backed Mahendra Singh Dhoni to remain in the hot seat but felt the selectors can, in the near future, consider reducing the current Indian skipper's workload in one format to get the best out of him.

cricket Updated: Nov 12, 2012 16:03 IST

Former captain Rahul Dravid has backed Mahendra Singh Dhoni to remain in the hot seat but felt the selectors can, in the near future, consider reducing the current Indian skipper's workload in one format to get the best out of him.

"From his own personal point of view, you also want to see the best of Dhoni as a player. He has a lot to contribute as a batsman and wicketkeeper and we want to see the best of that," Dravid said.

"I don't think we want to lose that and if that means at some stage, maybe the time's not right now but in the near future, we have to relieve him of the responsibility from one format to get the best out of him as a player then I think the selectors have to take that call," he added.

Notwithstanding the eight Test defeats last year, Dravid said Dhoni should be given a chance to learn from those reverses.

"Dhoni has every right to survive it, because he's Dhoni. He has had a disappointing last year but he has won India a World Cup, we've been the No. 1 Test side under Dhoni.

"If you put pressure on him so early in the piece, or if you try to change someone like Dhoni now, I don't think you'll get to see what he's learned from the last year," Dravid was quoted as saying in 'Cricinfo'.

Dhoni has captained India in 203 of his 318 matches across all formats.