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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Brendon McCullum speaks about MS Dhoni’s role in Virat Kohli’s India

Dhoni’s form has been brilliant in the recent past, and he was at his dominant best in this year’s IPL and this sets the tone perfectly for India in England

cricket Updated: May 20, 2019 08:59 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has backed MS Dhoni to be one of the key elements for India in the upcoming World Cup and believes that Dhoni’s understanding of the game and his ability to read pressure scenarios sets him apart. (Complete coverage of ICC Cricket World Cup)

“He is invaluable to the Indian team, he has a blueprint in his mind along with an approach to the game. He always puts the opposition under pressure when he arrives at the crease and reads the game perfectly. His fitness has been great, and he has been striking the ball beautifully in the recent past,” McCullum said on Star Sports.

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Dhoni’s form has been brilliant in the recent past, and he was at his dominant best in this year’s IPL and this sets the tone perfectly for India in England. Captain Virat Kohli has already thrown all his support behind the seasoned campaigner, and hence, this statement made by McCullum makes all the sense.

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen spoke about MS Dhoni’s calmness when out in the middle.

“His calmness gives him the ability to judge what’s in front of him, it doesn’t matter what situation it is, he is just one of those guys who you know would hold onto the ball when thrown at him,” Pietersen said.

First Published: May 20, 2019 08:57 IST