No cricketer served country better than MS Dhoni, says Kapil Dev
Dhoni is about to feature in his last World Cup event and will want to end up with two trophies.
Updated - Apr 23, 2019 2:36 pm
Kapil Dev was considered India’s most peerless captain till 2011, winning the country’s only World Cup in 50 overs till then. However, that year, a cricketer from Ranchi named MS Dhoni-led India to their second title. It was technically Dhoni’s second world trophy since he has also led the Men in Blue to win the World T20 in South Africa in 2007. The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman is set to play his fourth and final WC and the captain of India’s WC-winning team of 1983, Kapil, feels no player has served the country better than the former.
Such an appreciation from one World Cup-winning captain for another is no mean thing and will boost Dhoni ahead of his final WC starting next month. The 37-year-old is currently captaining Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League and is the highest scorer for them in the tournament.
For 60-year-old Kapil, Dhoni deserves everybody’s respect for what he has done for the country. “I don’t have to say anything about Dhoni. I think he has served the country very well and we must respect him,” India Today cited reports as quoting the former India all-rounder, considered among the best the country has produced.
“No one knows how long he wants to play and how long his body can continue to take the workload. But, there is no other cricketer who has served the country so well as Dhoni. We should respect him and wish him good luck. I hope that he wins this World Cup too.”
Won’t be easy for Kohli’s men at WC, feels Kapil
The former cricketer who came out with a coffee-table book titled ‘We The Sikhs’ said it will not be easy for Virat Kohli’s men to win the upcoming WC even though he conceded that the current team is very good.
“This Indian team looks very good. However, it won’t be very easy. They have to play like a team. I hope that they will have no injuries. If they have a stroke of luck, they will definitely win.”
If India win the upcoming edition, they will become the second most successful team after Australia (five) in terms of winning WC titles. Currently, they are tied with the Windies with two crowns.