Team India Head Coach Ravi Shastri on Wednesday silenced the voices rising against MS Dhoni’s International career and selection in the team for 2019 World Cup.
Ravi Shastri, in an interview with India TV, said Dhoni has both form and fitness and the team management can’t even think of a team without Dhoni.
“He is the best in ODI cricket. His fitness is superb; he batted well in Sri Lanka. And let me tell you, it was just a trailer what you saw in Sri Lanka now wait for the movie," he said.
"If he continues to play like this, there is no question of not having him in the team for the 2019 world cup. You can't even think of a team without Dhoni," he said.
Shastri even went a step ahead praising Dhoni and included him in the legends club of Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, and Kapil Dev.
"Where else will you find a legend like M.S. Dhoni? Dhoni is in the same league as Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar or Kapil Dev. We have to respect his achievements," Shastri said.
Shastri was happy with team India’s historic performance in recent Sri Lanka tour and hoped that Virat Kohli and boys will roar even louder against visiting Kangaroos.
"In the recent Sri Lanka series, we created history; we have to make a new beginning against Australia. If the kangaroos speak loudly, they will get an effective response from us."
India thrashed Sri Lanka by a 9-0 clean sweep in all the three formats of Cricket. India will now play a five-match ODI and three-match T20 series against Australia at home. Both teams will clash at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.