Pune: India’s premier spinner R Ashwin says Mahendra Singh Dhoni still holds the key for Indian cricket team in terms of communication and he is looking forward to adjust to Virat Kohli’s aggressive style of leadership.

Ashwin commented when asked how different the communication could be with Kohli now leading the side in shorter formats too after Dhoni relinquished captaincy.

“The difference is in communication. Virat likes attacking, picking wickets at the cost of some runs in the middle. In terms of leadership and communication, Mahi still holds the key because he’s the keeper and brings invaluable experience with him so it’s important that we take valuable tips from him and take the team forward,” Ashwin said as the players assembled ahead of the first ODI against England on Sunday.

Ashwin said after consistently playing the Test series against many teams, adjusting to the short format is a bit of challenge.

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