Every individual is different, says Dhoni on Kohli's Test captaincy

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Mirpur, June 17: Notwithstanding Virat Kohli's theory of going in with 5 specialist bowlers in Tests, ODI skipper MS Dhoni today said every individual's approach to captaincy is different and he would stick to his strategies in the limited-overs format against Bangladesh.

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Back in the saddle after a month-long break post the 50-over World Cup, Dhoni and company are gearing up for the three ODIs starting tomorrow.

"We will stick to the ODIs. I know it's a very good question but let us stick to the ODIs. Every individual is different. All of you ask questions but your question is very different," Dhoni responded to a query on Kohli's preferred Test tactics in the pre-match presser here today.

"In the same way when it comes to captaincy we try to keep it simple. At the same time individuals need to be different. You don't want everybody to do the same thing. Ultimately it's the individual's character that's more important," he added.

The Kohli-led India did well in the one-off Test after making the hosts follow-on in a match interrupted by frequent spells of rain. With more than 250 overs lost due to monsoon showers, India bundled Bangladesh for 256 after declaring their first innings at 464 for six.

Dhoni acknowledged the on-field rivalry between the two sides. "It has been nice, it has been subtle. It has been very professional in the sense both the teams playing at their best wanting to win for their country. But we have not had any incident on the field which I feel is very important as far as sports is concerned. It has been good, it's moving in the right direction," he said.

Bangladesh had reacted strongly to a couple of umpiring decisions in the quarter-final game against India during the World Cup in Australia and many termed this series a revenge time for the hosts. Dhoni though, rubbished it.

"Which controversy? Which game are you are talking about? That's like 4-5 months back. Anything about last couple of days I remember. Let's not get into Bangladesh, it's a... it was a game of cricket," he opined.

PTI

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