M S Dhoni must bat in middle for India to win in Tests: Rahul Dravid
"I will want him to be at no 6 and I would like him to make a fist of it at no 6 in abroad as well.... It could allow you to play an all-rounder or someone like (Ravindra) Jadeja at 7 and three fast bowler. Of course Jadeja has to up his own batting. It will give a balance and option to the team.
Whether they would have the courage to do it abroad, remains to be seem," said the 40-year-old cricketer.
Asked if the double-century will give Dhoni a little breathing space after facing the flak as a captain for quite sometime, Dravid said, "I don't think a lot of these stuff bothers him. That's why he survived and had a lot of success."
"This innings was important for him from his own point of view. If you keep losing and doing that day in and day out you can become weary of the job. You need some enjoyment, some reinforcement. There is nothing like scoring runs and winning as a captain, you need that reinforcement and this innings will be an reinforcement," he said.
Dravid, who now captains Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, was also impressed with R Aswin, who scalped 12 wickets in the series-opener against Australia.
"Ashwin had a sort of setback but he has spent a lot of time with his coach. I don't judge the youngsters by their setbacks. He has worked on his game and bowled a
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