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India v NZ, 1st ODI, Dharamsala: Using Kohli’s brain more now, says Dhoni

 Agencies |  2016-10-16 23:17:17.0  |  Dharamsala

India v NZ, 1st ODI, Dharamsala: Using Kohli’s brain more now, says Dhoni

Well aware of the change in transition that will happen across formats in near future, India’s limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday said he has started using Test skipper Virat Kohli’s advice more often on the field.

“I have already started using him (Kohli) more. If you witness a match you will see I have more interactions with him on the field because two individuals of course will conduct in different ways,” Dhoni said on the eve of the five-match ODI series against New Zealand starting here on Sunday.

His comments come in the wake of the increased clamour for Kohli’s elevation to captaincy in all formats of the game after the 3-0 rout he led India to against New Zealand.

Speaking of his own role in the side, Dhoni said it hasn’t changed much but for the additional responsibility of mentoring the future generation of Indian cricket.

Dhoni, who has already retired from Test cricket, said he has evolved as a cricketer since making his debut way back in 2004. “Role doesn’t change when you are a senior member of the squad irrespective of whether you are captain or vice-captain. You have extra responsibility on you. You have to talk to the youngsters, you have to guide them,” Dhoni said.

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