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Former Indian cricketer, VVS Laxman has said that the Indian team’s recent success in Australia and Sri Lanka and also the Asia Cup 2016 has shown that a captain is as good as his team.
“He never changes on a cricket field. For me, his worst time came in 2011 when the team lost badly in England and Australia and then he remained calm and composed. The team is doing well now under his leadership and that also show that the captain is as good as his team,” said Laxman on Dhoni at the Aaj Tak Salaam Cricket conclave here today.
Dhoni has lot more options in the bowling department and also in the batting department. The Indian bowling comprises of Ashish Nehra, Bumrah. The Indian team has all rounders like Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya and Raina. Indian team has looked in great form in the lead-up to World T20 winning 10 matches out of 11 so far.
The Indian team has played outstanding cricket this year so far. In 2015 MS Dhoni had fewer choices in the Australia One-day Internationals. Since then the Indian team fortune in the T20 have changed and the team is playing aggressive cricket.
MS Dhoni’s team won the Asia Cup tournament by beating Bangladesh in the finals by 8 wickets yesterday at Mirpur. This is the sixth time that the Indian team has won the Asia Cup 2016. Other teams like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh has to improve more to compete with the Indian team.
Further making his point, Laxman said: “In batting he has realised that there are other finishers in the team and he is not the only one.