The former Indian captain and current CAB President Sourav Ganguly has told that Virat Kohli needs MS Dhoni’s crunch guidance in leadership aspect so as to continue winning matches for India.
MS Dhoni’s future is something that most people like to speculate about. According to Ganguly, MS Dhoni will continue till the World Cup 2019.
Known for the knack of speeding between the stumps, Dhoni is in good shape at the moment and certainly looks like a different player altogether as a wicketkeeping-batsman after calling it quits from captaincy.
For Kohli, Dhoni is far more than just a wicket-keeper batsman. One of the greatest cricketing minds in the game, Dhoni provides valuable tips from his experience as a captain, something that Kohli can use.
“I think so (Dhoni will continue till 2019 World Cup). The best part for Dhoni is Virat Kohli wants him. He’s 36 and he’s not the flambuoyant MS Dhoni that we saw in Pakistan in 2004 but he’s a different player now.
Kohli needs him not just as a keeper but in the leadership capacity as well; he has got the best view behind the stumps.
“Virat backs him and that’s what a player wants. His game has changed but that happens with everyone. With age you worry about your position, reputation and consistency and your game changes.
Dhoni’s game has changed just like everyone else’s, even Sachin Tendulkar’s game changed with age. I think he can survive till 2019, he is fit and most importantly, he knows his captain will back him,” Sourav Ganguly said to India Today.
India will lock horns with New Zealand for three-match ODI series followed by a three-match T20I series. The first ODI is scheduled to be played tomorrow at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.