Never underestimate the importance of MS Dhoni, says Michael Clarke

Clarke is aware of what the veteran brings to the table.

Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The former Australian captain Michael Clarke poured praises on MS Dhoni after India lost the home series to Australia by 3-2. The veteran Indian batsman was rested for the final two games and Rishabh Pant was brought in instead. However, with the visitors clinching the series away, it has given way for more questions than answers for the management.

Before being rested for the final two ODI matches, Dhoni scored 59*, 0 and 26 at Hyderabad, Nagpur, and Ranchi respectively. But as usual, he took the crowd by storm with his remarkable antics behind the stumps. Besides, he was also in the limelight since JSCA stadium in Ranchi, the venue of the third ODI, named a stand after their local hero MS Dhoni. It might just have been his last International match at home if he chooses to retire after the World Cup.

Apart from Cricket, Dhoni has also been in the news for the Kabir Khan documented fairy-tale displaying the comeback of the Chennai Super Kings last IPL season, which features the World Cup winning former Indian captain. The documentary is an account of the two-year suspension for spot-fixing that was imposed on the CSK franchise.  The much awaited “Roar of the Lion” is expected to show us a “very personal” side of cricketer MS Dhoni.

Clarke heaps praise for Dhoni

Being a World Cup-winning captain, Michael Clarke knows what it takes to be the Champions. The former Australian captain was also a part of the World Cup champions side three times(2003, 2007, 2015) in his career.  As for the two-time World Cup winning champions, the India team, Dhoni brought the glory in 2011.

Sure he isn’t on the zenith of his career but he brings enough to the table and consolidates the Indian middle-order, believes Michael Clarke. Replying to a tweet made by a fan, the former Aussie skipper wrote, “Never underestimate the importance of MSD- experience in the middle order is so important.”

Here’s the tweet:

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