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My choice of captain would be me, says Dhoni

India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni refuse to speculate on who can be his successor as it's not in his hands but given a choice he would choose himself for the top job.

cricket Updated: Jun 03, 2012 20:08 IST

India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni refuse to speculate on who can be his successor as it's not in his hands but given a choice he would choose himself for the top job.

Responding to a question on his successor, Dhoni said he would not like to name anyone in particular as it was not for him to decide.

"It is not my choice ... my choice would be me.," Dhoni told reporters at a place which is 55kms from Srinagar.

"As far as the contenders as concerned there are many... we have Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli," he added.

Sehwag was deputy to Dhoni for a long time before his opening partner and Delhi teammate Gambhir was appointed as the vice-captain of the team. But Sehwag was made stop gap captain when Dhoni was rested from ODI series against West Indies.

However, following series of good performances Down Under Kohli was named as the vice-captain of the team for Asia Cup played in Bangladesh earlier this year.