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Former India captain Sourav Ganguly believes that Mahendra Singh Dhoni should not have retired from Test cricket.
Ganguly also feels that Dhoni could have prolonged his Test career if he had only given up the captaincy.
“I feel the decision to give up captaincy was right, though I think the decision not to play Test cricket is an incorrect one,” Ganguly wrote in his column for the Hindustan Times. “I have been in this situation before and I can bet it would have allowed Dhoni to play freely and do justice to his talent. We would have seen a rejuvenated Dhoni for the remaining part of his Test career as he still had cricket left in him.”
Ganguly also questioned Dhoni’s decision to retire midway through the ongoing four-Test series against Australia.
“I would be brutally honest that I am surprised by the decision in the middle of the series,” Ganguly wrote. “Three Tests are over and it was a question of one more. He could have finished it off.
“None of us know whether this decision in the middle of the series could have happened because of an injury, which would have ruled him out of the next Test. He did come into the series with a finger injury and none of us has an idea whether that had become worse.”