Former Australia Cricket team fast bowler Jason Gillespie has hailed former Indian National Cricket team skipper MS Dhoni, saying that his ability to pace innings according to situations is still an asset for India.
Meanwhile, MS Dhoni announced his arrival at the right moment as he steered his side to a six-wicket win against Australia at Sydney to level terms in the three-match series. Meanwhile, this will be a massive boost for the Indian team with the ICC World Cup in sight. Dhoni received a lot of flak following his slow knock at Sydney where India went down by 34 runs. He played a 96-ball 51 runs innings as the pressure mounted on Rohit Sharma. Moreover, Dhoni lost his place in the side from the T20Is against Australia and Windies owing to poor form with the bat. However, the best finisher in the world has finally arrived and has arrived in style.
Following his knock, Jason Gillespie said that India is still benefitting from MS Dhoni’s finishing abilities as they have done in the last one decade.
“India have benefitted from Dhoni’s finishing ability for more than a decade. They are still benefitting from it. They benefitted from his experience when they were down at 4-3 in Sydney as well. He was a bit slow in Sydney but you have to understand why. He played the situation,” Gillespie told PTI.“And it is tough to keep coming down the order and playing as per different situations. In Adelaide, he had a completely different situation, so he played differently (in the second ODI). He has played over 300 ODIs so he knows how to play these different situations,” he added.
Meanwhile, MS Dhoni still has some time in his hand to fine tune his form before the World Cup starting from May.