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Dhoni doesn't regret quitting Test cricket

Updated: Jul 20, 2016 19:59 IST

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): While expressing his views on India's upcoming Test tour to West Indies, limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday admitted although he still misses the most challenging format of the game, he doesn't regret his decision to quit.

"As far as missing Test cricket is concerned, of course I miss it. It is definitely the most challenging format and most demanding. I don't regret it. I think it was the right decision taken at the right time. It gives me time to think about everything, spend some time with the family and may be get a bit perfect," Dhoni told the media here.

Dhoni stepped down from the post of India's Test skipper in December 2014 after leading his side to a record 27 victories. He was succeeded by ace batsman Virat Kohli from the New Year's Test against Australia in Sydney in January last year.

Expressing his views on India's upcoming tour to the Caribbean, the 35-year-old insisted that he finds the current Indian bowling line-up very impressive as it consists of eight to 10 genuine quick bowlers.

"The good thing about the Indian bowling line-up right now is we have a good pool of bowlers, whom we have been working upon from last three years. All of them are fit and all of them are pushing for selection," he said.

"So, I think the bowling line-up is looking very good. It feels good to see a pool of eight to 10 bowlers who are very quick. It gives the management the liberty of picking the best bowlers as to whatever is needed in that scenario and also let us not forget the Indian batting line-up. There is a set of six batters who have played Test cricket for quite a long time. They have a good experience of playing outside India. So, I feel it will be a very good series for Indian set up," said Dhoni.

Dhoni, however, believes that the Caribbean conditions would play a major role in the bowlers' overall performance during the series.

The Kohli-led side will play a four-match Test series, starting at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium from Thursday. (ANI)

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