MS Dhoni will be India’s No.1 player in 2019 World Cup: Mohammad Azahruddin

first_imgMohammad Azharuddin said MS Dhoni will emerge as India’s No.1 player in the 2019 World Cup in England. Speaking at India Today Mind Rocks, Azharuddin said Dhoni’s experience will be vital for India in the World Cup which starts in a few months.Dhoni had led India to World Cup glory in 2011 and despite a dip in form over the last two years, remains one of the most loved cricketers in the country. In 2018, Dhoni managed only 275 runs from 20 ODIs without scoring a half-century.MS Dhoni is now in Australia and will look to regain his form as India gear up for the first of 13 ODIs they are lined up to play before the World Cup gets underway in a few months.Azhar said he expected Dhoni to play a crucial role in the World Cup with his experience and skills.”like Dhoni a lot. I feel Dhoni will emerge as India’s No. 1 player in the 2019 World Cup because he has so much experience and we have seen how he marshals the troops from behind the stumps,” Azhar said at India Today Mind Rocks.This is the best team and if it plays well, we will certainly win the World Cup: Mohammad Azharuddin#MindRocksBhubaneswarLIVE Today (@IndiaToday) January 10, 2019″He even guides the bowlers on where to bowl and helps Kohli with the field placements. That makes a huge difference. He is so experienced and the most successful captain till now,” Azhar said.advertisementEarlier on Thursday, India vice-captain Rohit Sharma also stressed on the importance of MS Dhoni in the side and said he was a guiding light for the Indian team.”Over the years, we have seen what sort of presence MS Dhoni has in the dressing room and on the field. With him around, there’s a sense of calmness in the group which is very important and also a bit of help to the captain because he stands behind the stumps and he has captained India for so many years.. he has been a successful captain for India.”So him being around for India is always helpful. He is a like a guiding light around the group, I would say. Also with the bat.. down the order, getting through that finishing line is very, very important,” Rohit said.Also Read | India vs Australia: MS Dhoni guiding light for India, says Rohit SharmaAlso Read | Mohammad Azharuddin on Rishabh Pant: India have a batsman like Adam Gilchristlast_img read more

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