While supporting the wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India’s vice-captain has said that his experience will play an important role in the ICC World Cup this year in England. The 37-year old returned to the Indian Squad for limited over’s series against Australia in January.
Although he was going through a bad form, there are questions about his role in the team, But Rohit, praised Dhoni, saying that his experience is very special for the team.
While returning to Australia after the birth of his daughter Rohit said at the press conference here that “Dhoni has immense experience, in the last few years, we have come to realize that what is the meaning of his presence in the dressing room and on the field. When he is in the team, then there is a different kind of environment which is very important, having him also helps the captain as he stands behind the stump.”
Describing Dhoni’s experience as important, he said, ”Dhoni has captained Indian Cricket team many times and is also successful; his presence in the team is the most important to us because he has immense experience. He played the role of the team guide.”
Dhoni has been included in the finest finishers.
Dhoni was dropped from T20 for the West Indies and Australia series but he has returned to the Indian squad for the One-day Series against Australia and New Zealand. The former Indian skipper played for the last one year long ODI against Sri Lanka, but Rohit’s remarks came about the positive sign of Dhoni’s role in the World Cup to be held from May 30 in England.
Deputy Captain said, ”Dhoni battled at the lower order and he has been involved in the finest finishers, he has conveyed many matches for the team to the decisive level, his calm nature and the way he thinks is very important for us.”
To be sure Dhoni is believed to return in the ODI team in the upcoming World Cup, he will once again be seen guiding the setting behind the wicket which might be his last World Cup. Rohit said, ”Dhoni’s presence is very important for all the players and he gets a lot of opportunity to learn from Dhoni.