Mumbai: Veteran Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh Friday said Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s presence is crucial to the country’s World Cup chances as he is a “guiding” force for current captain Virat Kohli and “important” in decision-making. “I think Mahi (Dhoni) has a great cricket brain. And as a wicket-keeper, you are in the best position to monitor the game and he has done that fantastically over the years. He has been a great captain.
(He is) with the young players and guiding Virat (Kohli) all the time,” Yuvraj said. “So, I feel his presence is very important in decision-making. He had a fantastic tournament in Australia and it is good to see him hit the ball how he used to do, and I wish him all the best,” added the batsman, who had hit six sixes in an over during the World T20 in 2007. But Yuvraj steered clear of queries on which batting position Dhoni should come in.
(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)