CWC 2019: Kohli showers praise on “legend” MS Dhoni, credits him for his immaculate judgement

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Virat Kohli was all praises for MS Dhoni after the latter rescued India out of a difficult predicament once again. The Indian skipper asserted the fact that he wants the wicket-keeper batsman to continue.

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After enduring series of flak from fans and critics alike for his slow knock against Afghanistan, MS Dhoni returned to his best against the West Indies at Old Trafford, Manchester.

The former captain, despite starting slow, made up for it in the end with a blockbuster finish and scoring a half-century in the process as well on a used pitch. After the match, Virat Kohli addressed and lauded MS Dhoni’s contributions. He stated:

“Dhoni knows exactly what he wants to do in the middle. When he has an off day here and there, everyone gets up and starts talking.”

The skipper asserted that the team and the management always back MS Dhoni and the results were on full display. Kohli praised Dhoni’s match-winning ability and went on to elaborate by saying:

“But what we have always maintained in the team is backing him. He has won us so many games. The best thing about having someone like him is when you need those extra 15-20 runs, he knows exactly how to get them with the tail. Keeping strike in the end and finishing off with two big sixes was something which gave us a lot of boost as a team.

Kohli concluded by talking about Dhoni’s judgement which has rescued India many a time in the past and hoped that he would continue to do the same. He said:

“We were looking at 250 but we got close to 270 because he was out in the middle. Hardik was there as well of course, but Dhoni’s experience, 8 out of 10 times has come good for us. He’s always been that way, to play calculated cricket is Dhoni’s strength. He’s a legend of the game. We all know that. He’s doing a tremendous job for us, just hope he can continue.”

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