Rohit Sharma cites the importance of MS Dhoni’s calmness and advices
Dhoni is set to play the ODI series against Australia.
Updated - Jan 10, 2019 10:00 pm
MS Dhoni, the veteran cricketer from Jharkhand, may be at the fag end of his illustrious, but that doesn’t undermine the fact that he is still an indispensable part of the Indian team. He hasn’t had the best of times with the bat in hand, however, his prowess with the keeping gloves remains to be an asset of the national team. Moreover, he has also been seen sharing priceless insights for the team.
He is 37-years old and is expected to play a pivotal role in India’s campaign in the World Cup, scheduled to start on May 30. In the meantime, Rohit Sharma, the experienced Indian player, praised Dhoni and mentioned that he brings a sense of calmness to the team. Rohit also signified the importance of the knowledge Dhoni brings and his presence among the group.
He has finished so many games for us
“Over the years we have seen the kind of presence he has in dressing room and on field. With him being around, there’s calmness around the group, it’s also a bit of a help to the captain, also going down the batting order and that finishing touch is very important,” the 31-year-old Rohit was quoted as saying in a press conference.
“He has captained India for so many years and been successful. So him being around with the team always is helpful. He is like a guiding light around the group,” Rohit said talking about Dhoni.
“He has finished so many games for us, that role he plays is very important in terms of his batting. His calmness, his advice is very important. So, things he does brings a lot on the table for us and his presence around the group is a massive factor for us,” the Mumbai batsman added.
Dhoni has had a break of around two and a half months as he wasn’t a part of the T20I squads, which played Windies and Australia. He last donned the national colours in the five-match ODI series against the Caribbean team. He would now want to step up and deliver in the upcoming 50-overs fixtures.