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Kuldeep Yadav makes strong statement on MS Dhoni ahead of World Cup 2019

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 14 May 2019, 11:29 AM
Kuldeep Yadav will play his first ICC 50-over World Cup (Image Credit: Twitter)
Kuldeep Yadav will play his first ICC 50-over World Cup (Image Credit: Twitter)
    • World Cup is scheduled to start on May 30. 
    • India will play its first game against South Africa on June 5 at Rose Bowl. 
    • MS Dhoni will play crucial role in the upcoming World Cup. 

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is considered as one of the most shrewd brains of modern day cricket, but at the end of the day he is also a human being and the veteran stumper too sometimes goes wrong with his tips, said India wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav. Kuldeep made the remarks in jest when asked whether he, in any point of time in his career, had questioned the former India World Cup-winning captain about his tips.

"There are a lot of times he (Dhoni) goes wrong but then you can't say that to him," Kuldeep said at the sidelines of the CEAT Cricket Rating Awards here Monday. Kuldeep, however, said Dhoni is someone who puts forward his views in between overs only when he feels it is required.

"Zyada baat nahi karte woh (he doesn't speak much). He speaks only between overs if he thinks he needs to point out something," added Kuldeep.

Dhoni was the skipper of the Indian team that won the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup and then led the side to the ODI World Cup title in 2011.Dhoni quit Test cricket in 2014 and then gave up ODI and T20 captaincy in 2017.

He now plays only as a player under Virat Kohli's captaincy for India. The 37-year-old has only retained his captaincy for the Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings. Meanwhile, India will be playing its first game against South Africa at Rose Bowl in Southampton on June 5. 

(Inputs: PTI)

First Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:28 AM
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