MS Dhoni of late has looked like a pale version of his old self, but former Australian cricketer Dean Jones feels "India will miss him when he retires". Jones said that the current One Day International (ODI) and T20 International skipper will be missed more in sub-continental conditions than abroad.
Virat Kohli's aggressive captaincy in Test cricket has got experts and a section of fans calling for him to be appointed skipper in all formats of the game. Jones, however, feels it is a bad idea and is against the pushing out of great players into retirement.
"We are pretty quick to push great players out. What Dhoni has done for Indian cricket, let him find his own time," Jones said, as quoted by the Hindu.
"I don't think Virat is in a huge rush to captain everything at the moment. Time will come. Trust me, you will miss Dhoni a lot more in India, when he retires.
"I think that will happen soon. Dhoni will end of as one of the greatest players India have ever produced. Honestly, it is no big rush."
The 34-year-old who bid farewell to Test cricket in 2014, is currently on tour in Zimbabwe where he led a second string team who whitewashed the hosts 3-0 in the ODIs. It was Dhoni's first series triumph in the limited over format since their 2-1 win over West Indies in 2014.
The Australian cricketer, who played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for his country was recently seen in the role of coach of the Pakistan Super League side Islamabad United, has dismissed rumours about him applying for the job.
"No I'm not going anywhere. Teams are mainly led by great captains. I think India have great leaders in Kohli, Dhoni and a lot of good senior players, whoever coaches them will do a good job," Jones added.