Shane Warne has given MS Dhoni the title of “Must-Have” player while describing Virat Kohli as a great leader. Former Australian captain emphasized the need for experienced players when things were tough.
Warne on Tuesday told one of the sources, “When things are tough, you need experienced guys in your side like MS Dhoni. For me, MS Dhoni is a great player and a must-have player in your side.”
While praising the wicket-keeper batsman about his experience and versatility, he even said that “anyone criticizing MS Dhoni has absolutely no idea what they are talking about.”
Warne, who is very opinionated and outspoken, has clarified that India needs Dhoni’s experience and leadership skills in the World Cup to help the Virat Kohli-led side.
Legendary Australian spinner also expressed his contrary views on the exclusion of Rishabh Pant, he said that he still feels that there is room for Pant.
When Shane was asked about his World Cup favorites, the magical right-arm spinner replied, “I think India and England must go in the favorites because of the cricket they have played over the last six to 12 months but I think Australia is starting to develop that belief where they can win from anywhere again.”
The much-awaited Cricket World Cup 2019 is scheduled to take place from May 30 to July 14 in England.
India will start their campaign against South Africa on June 5 at the Hampshire Bowl.