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As MS Dhoni Is Back In Form, Chief Selector MSK Prasad Calls Him The Most Important Player For World Cup 2019

As MS Dhoni Is Back In Form, Chief Selector MSK Prasad Calls Him The Most Important Player For World Cup 2019

MS Dhoni, the performer with grand status was in hesitation for upcoming Cricket World Cup 2019. Conversely, his current form has cast-iron his room for the India’s World Cup squad. Dhoni has assuredly been India’s No 1 wicketkeeper batsman for the big tournament but he didn’t look in his majestic touch in 2018. However, he has announced his arrival in style with back to back match winning knocks in 2019.

Dhoni produced big numbers against host Australia. He was awarded ‘Man of the Series’ for scoring three consecutive fifties in three games. Critics, as well as experts, had an eye on Dhoni’s performance since he couldn’t crop for big numbers in 2018. But the Australia tour is going to be reminisced up for a long time.

India is in full swing to win the World Cup. Chief selector MSK Prasad is happy with the team, particularly the big man MS Dhoni.

“The way Mahi has played in the last couple of series, in Australia and New Zealand, the message is very, very clear: now he has decided to play his natural way. This is the Dhoni that we know. We will be very happy if he can replicate those fearless knocks, using that brutal force he has within him,” MSK Prasad told ESPNCricinfo.

He added, “At some point, perhaps because of shortage of match time, he might have been short of runs. But now that he is playing continuously, you can see his touch once again.”

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“Also, importantly, before India head to the World Cup, he will be playing the IPL. So he will be playing in 14-16 matches – all high-intensity games. That will only help him extend that form he has caught on the Australia and New Zealand tours. I am very happy with his batting,” said Prasad.

As MS Dhoni Is Back In Form, Chief Selector MSK Prasad Calls Him The Most Important Player For World Cup 2019.

MSK Prasad also termed Dhoni as the most important player in the World Cup, to give his vivid skills to Captain Virat Kohli and monitor the youngsters.

“He is going to be the most important guy for India in the World Cup: be it in his advisory role to Virat, be it with his wicketkeeping, be it with is on-field mentoring of young players,” he added.

There are two aspects about Dhoni: one is his wicketkeeping and the other is his batting. We have never had any doubts about his wicketkeeping. With regards to his batting, we were a bit worried about his form. But we also knew that if he played more, he would regain his form, and that is part of the any player’s career – there are dips in form and performances,” Prasad said.

“As Virat said, and I agree, the expectations on Mahi are so high. We always associate Mahi with that brutal batsman of his younger days. And the moment he does not do that, some people feel his reflexes have declined. But the way he has prepared and the way he has played in the recent series, I am very happy. Players of that legendary stature don’t need to be told…”

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