Dhoni’s contribution is going to be massive,” Gavaskar signed off

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Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar foresees Mahendra Singh Dhoni making a “massive” contribution in India’s World Cup campaign. Mahendra Singh Dhoni making a huge impact in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and he feels it will not be limited to the incredible player’s much-admired instinctive reading of the game. Dhoni has been in superb form in the ongoing Indian Premier League and has so far amassed 358 runs from 11 matches of the 12th season for the Chennai Super Kings.

“We have seen the wicket-keeping skills that he has. But more importantly as somebody who stands close to the wicket, guiding the spinners where to bowl, guiding the other bowlers also where to ball and making those little field adjustments,” he elaborated.

“Kohli, whose brilliant fielding makes it imperative for him to stand in the deep, at long-off/long-on may be, is unable to see those little changes of the back-ward point fielder moving a little bit to his right or little bit to his left, similarly square-leg fielder moving.”

“And when you have somebody who’s actually been in a position where he’s taken the stress and taken the team to a win as he did in 2011 (World Cup), that is invaluable in your team.”So Dhoni’s contribution is going to be massive,” Gavaskar signed off.

“I think it will be very important because we have a fabulous top-three. But in case the top-three don’t make their usual contribution, then Dhoni’s contribution down the order, whether it’s at number four or five, will make a big difference in India posting a defendable total,” Gavaskar noted.

“And when you have somebody who’s actually been in a position where he’s taken the stress and taken the team to a win as he did in 2011 (World Cup), that is invaluable in your team.
“So Dhoni’s contribution is going to be massive,” Gavaskar signed off.

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