MS Dhoni, the winning captain of the 2011 World Cup, has been the man the cricketers of the Indian Team go to, including the current captain Virat Kohli. The skills of MS Dhoni to read the game behind the stumps and guide the players make him an indispensable part of the team, despite being in the twilight of his decorated career. Indian team coach Ravi Shastri believes that MS Dhoni will play an important role in the 2019 World Cup and his communication with skipper Virat Kohli has been fantastic.
Dhoni’s skill to keep him out of the game and with brilliant touches makes him one of the best cricketers in the world. And coach Shastri said he has shown that there is no one better than him.
“The role of MS Dhoni will be enormous, his communication with Virat has been fantastic, as a goalkeeper he has shown that there is no one better than him, he will be a great player in this World Cup,” said coach Shastri in the preparation of the team. from India. Press conference.
“Inflicting these eliminatory or leaving aside, these are small moments in the game that can change it in the head and there was no one better than him,” he said.
Dhoni, who will play in his fourth World Cup, racked up 416 runs at an average of 83.2 at the last IPL and led the Chennai Super Kings to the final, and Shastri said he was impressed with his footwork during the league.
“It’s great to see how he moved in the IPL, especially when he was hitting, the leg work, the power with which he was hitting the shots, he will be a great player in this World Cup,” Shastri said at the meeting. of the team. Pre-game press conference.
Shastri said it would be the most challenging World Cup taking into account the quality of opposition teams and the format change.
“It will be very challenging, if you look at 2014 and 2019 now, the gap has gotten closer between the teams, you see what was Afghanistan, Bangladesh in 2014 and what they are now, so it is a strong competition. paper, it’s as strong as any other computer, “he said.
Dhoni will be present in his fourth World Cup. A veteran of 341 One Day International (ODI) matches, Dhoni has accumulated 10,500 runs in an average of more than 50. He also has the highest score of an undefeated 183 and will be a vital piece in the middle order for the national team.
The strike rate of a 37-year-old player has declined in recent years, but in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019, he showed he can still finish the games for his team.