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Mahendra Singh Dhoni has confirmed that he is willing to resign as India’s ODI captain after Bangladesh recorded their first ever bilateral ODI series win over his side on Sunday.
While Bangladesh hold an unassailable 2-0 lead heading into the third and final ODI, there can be no denying that India have been humiliated and embarrassed as they lost the first ODI by 79 runs and the second by six wickets.
However, Dhoni pointed out that he still enjoys his role as captain and will only step down if the selectors believe it will benefit the national team in the long run.
“I am really enjoying my cricket,” Dhoni said. “I know this question was coming. I know the media really loves me.
“Yes, if it is a justifiable thing that if you remove me and the Indian cricket will start doing really well, and if I am the reason for all the bad that is happening to Indian cricket, definitely I would love to step away and play as a player.
“Ultimately you want India to win. It doesn’t matter who is the captain.
“I was never really in line to become a captain. It was a job or responsibility for me. I have taken that responsibility. If they want to take it away, I am happy to give it away.”