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ICC World Cup 2019: ‘No one better than him in this format’ - Ravi Shastri on MS Dhoni

Ravi Shastri believes that veteran MS Dhoni will play a major role in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 and he said that there is ‘no one better than him’ in ODIs when it comes to pressure situations.

cricket Updated: May 22, 2019 08:34 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Ravi Shastri (L) speaks during a press conference as cricket team captain Virat Kohli (R) looks on.
Ravi Shastri (L) speaks during a press conference as cricket team captain Virat Kohli (R) looks on.(AFP)
         

Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri believes that veteran MS Dhoni will play a major role in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 and he said that there is ‘no one better than him’ in ODIs when it comes to pressure situations.

Shastri and skipper Virat Kohli addressed the media in a press conference before leaving for the tournament.

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“He has a massive role. There is no one better than him in this format especially in those little moments which can change the game. He will be a big player in this World Cup,” Shastri said during the press conference.

Shastri also made it clear that there is no place for complacency when it comes to the World Cup.

“There is a decent gap between games. So I don’t think the players will be burnt out. Playing tough games upfront is good as we will be up for it from the start. We will be at our 100% intensity from the minute we step onto the field. There is no room for complacency, we have to be at our best everyday,” he said.

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India won the T20 World Cup under Dhoni’s captaincy in 2007 apart from winning the ODI World Cup in 2011. The team also won the Asia Cup twice (2010 and 2016) under Dhoni’s leadership and the Champions Trophy in 2013.

India will start their World Cup campaign against South Africa, which will be played at Hampshire Bowl on June 5.

First Published: May 21, 2019 16:26 IST

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