The legendary Sri Lankan cricketer, Kumar Sangakkara, said there is no substitute for the experience, and that is why the beggar motorcycle batter Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be an integral part of the Indian team in the ICC World Cup at the end of this year.
Dhoni had an admirable performance and played a more than important role in the historical victories of the ODI series of India in Australia and New Zealand, respectively. While India beat Australia 2-1 in the three-game series, they beat New Zealand by a healthy margin of 4-1.
Sangakkara feels that India’s captain, Virat Kohli, will need Dhoni’s vast experience in England and Wales. Dhoni lifted the World Cup in 2011 and remains the only captain in the history of the game that guides his team to the three ICC titles: WT20 (2007), World Cup (2011) Champions Trophy (2013).
“When it comes to a World Cup, experience counts a lot. Not only experience but it is near its best moment. “I think MS Dhoni will definitely find a place in that 15 World Cup for India,” Sangakkara said according to India Today.
“I also think that with his experience, Virat will want to have a very good head in the field, if the push comes when they are in a difficult situation in a World Cup.”
Dhoni’s place on the side is constantly being challenged by the appearance of the young Rishabh Pant, who seems ready to take on the mantle of the veteran. But Sangakkara feels that healthy competition on the team will only help the team keep improving.