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India captain MS Dhoni believes the decision to appoint a new coach should not be rushedIANS

India were made to look like the inferior team by some distance by Bangladesh in the first couple of ODIs of their three-match series in Mirpur, and the inevitable question stemming from those poor performances was going to be MS Dhoni's captaincy and if he was the right man for the job.

Having given up Test cricket, Dhoni was expected to be reinvigorated in the limited-overs formats, and while India might have had a decent World Cup, holes in this side are still quite evident.

The fast bowling, after a bit of a resurrection at the World Cup, have fallen back to bad habits again, while the batting looks brittle and soft, and that too while playing in sub-continental conditions.

Batting was the main reason behind both of India's losses, but particularly the second one on Sunday, which handed Bangladesh their first ever bilateral series win over their more illustrious neighbours.

With Virat Kohli, the Test captain, looking like a natural-enough leader, the more India fail in ODI (and T20) cricket, the more questions that will keep coming up questioning Dhoni's relevance as the skipper in the format.

"It doesn't matter to me who the captain is," Dhoni said when queried is he feels it is time for a change. "I was never in line for captaincy in the first place. It was a job and a responsibility given to me and I have tried my best to fulfil it.

"If the decision makers think the team will do better without me as the captain, I am more than happy to give it away. For me it is more important to play for the country, contribute to the wins and keeping the dressing atmosphere good where the youngsters coming in can thrive."

Dhoni also insisted naming the right coach is more important than filling the role as quickly as possible. Several big names have been linked with the job, but it looks like Ravi Shastri will be given the role as the permanent team director/coach of the side, with the assistants doing their bits to help out as well.

"When it comes to the coach, even if that seat remains vacant, it doesn't make a difference," Dhoni added. "It is more important to weigh in your options and put the right man in there. That takes time.

"If you just put someone there to fill that seat, it will be detrimental for the team in the long run."

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