The Indian National Cricket Team has always been blessed to have stalwart players on their side. From Kapil Dev to Sachin Tendulkar and then MS Dhoni to Virat Kohli, they always got the top-class cricketer, who made the difference for the country. Meanwhile, the legendary all-rounder makes his voice on the rapport of Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
The presence of MS Dhoni has always been a great thing for the Indian National Cricket Team. He is going to be the major booster for the team in the upcoming edition of ICC World Cup 2019, especially, for Virat Kohli, who will lead the side with a heavy burden on his shoulders.
You play under the flag – Kapil Dev
The captaincy skills of Virat Kohli were headlined when Australians won the series against India in the home conditions. The absence of MS Dhoni in the squad followed by three losses on a trot made Virat Kohli a scapegoat for the harsh headlines. However, Kapil Dev believes that playing for the country makes a big difference.
Further, he quoted that MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli have always been great for the team. Speaking of the bond between the both, he believes that there needs to be any separate motivation for the cricketers, as playing for the country itself is a big thing.
“It looks like they have done extremely well which is great for India. As far as chemistry goes, all the players should understand that they are playing for their country and so no other thought should come in their heads. It’s not a husband-wife relation that you need chemistry. You are playing under the flag of the country,” said Kapil.
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Finally, coming to the predictions, Kapil Dev believes that Virat Kohli-led India would finish in the top three teams alongside the title-defenders Australia and the hosts England and Wales Cricket Board team. For the final spot, he believes it could be among Windies, Pakistan and Proteas.
“New Zealand is good, so are Pakistan, West Indies and South Africa. India, in particular, is good because I feel they are one of the more experienced and well-balanced sides. They have four fast bowlers, three spinners and in the end, you have Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni,” he said.
Well, it would be interesting to see how things would pan out for the Virat Kohli-led Indian team in the ICC World Cup 2019. As Kapil Dev said, the presence of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli is going to be a big thing for India.