Gavaskar hails Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni’s chemistry: The legendary batsman was wax lyrical about the two cricketers.
There is no escaping from the fact that the Indian cricket team is one of the favourites for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. A primary reason for the same is the presence of two of the best Indian ODI cricketers in the current team in captain Virat Kohli and wicket-keeper batsman Virat Kohli.
Given the Indian team’s stellar ODI record in the last year or so, not many people doubt their potential for the upcoming world event. During a recent event, legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar laid emphasis on the same.
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Furthermore, Gavaskar also hailed the pair of Kohli and Dhoni and believed the latter is the best thing for the Indian captain. “I think the best thing for Virat Kohli is that he is got MS Dhoni as a keeper,” Gavaskar was quoted as saying during the India Today Conclave 2019.
“You can see whenever he is in the deep, MS Dhoni helps him with the field, talks to the bowlers in crucial situations. Your best fielder should be at the deep during the death overs. That’s where MSD comes into play, telling the bowlers what to do,” Gavaskar added.
“Appreciate the chemistry between Kohli and Dhoni”
The 69-year old also appreciated the chemistry between both the cricketers and believed it to help India win the World Cup. “Appreciate the chemistry between both. Both of them share a lot of respect. Their chemistry is going to help us at the World Cup,” he further added.
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Gavaskar, who was the first batsman to cross the 10,000-run mark in Test cricket, also talked about the Indian bowling attack. He spoke about the Indian bowling attack can bowl well irrespective of the conditions they are bowling in.
“India has got an attack which can bowl in any kind of conditions, not just Indian. An attack that can take wickets because if you keep taking wickets, you can push the opposition back. Yes, there are teams that can go past 280, 300 against this Indian attack. But then, India has got the batting to chase that,” Gavaskar said before concluding at the Conclave.