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Rotate players, even captains!

Captaincy should be rotated among the top players. See, Tendulkar one-time captain, has come back as a vice captain. Rotate captaincy amongst Ganguly, Tendulkar, Dravid and Kumble, the senior players, in next couple of years. Whoever will captain, will fall short in his department a little. Ganguly did. Dravid has. So rotate. It is not a prestige issue. Rotate different series amongst top 36 players. If you don't, fortune will through injury, form, etc. Players are humans. Not performance or entertainment machines!

india Updated: Jan 12, 2007 19:02 IST

It is good that Vengsarkar is calling the shots.

All the wrong done by Kiran More is being undone by Colonel. Naturally, Vengsarkar was Indian captain and a great batsman. Above all he is a sane man.

Dravid, you lost much of your sheen because of the Chappell and More combine. Initial triumph that people witnessed was not because of Chappell or Dravid. It was a triumph of Team India crafted by Ganguly - but alas without Ganguly!

Ten years back I wrote in two national newspapers that captaincy should be rotated among the top players. But it did not impress them. Whatever happened in Indian cricket in last few years justified my suggestion.

See, Tendulkar one-time captain, has come back as a vice captain. Rotate captaincy amongst Ganguly, Tendulkar, Dravid and Kumble, the senior players, in next couple of years. Whoever will captain, will fall short in his department a little. Ganguly did. Dravid has. So rotate.

It is not a prestige issue. Rotate different series amongst top 36 players. Rotate captaincy too. If you don't, fortune will through injury, form, etc. Players are humans. Not performance or entertainment machines!