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No One Is More Committed To Indian Cricket Than Dhoni: Virat Kohli

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| January 19 , 2019 , 16:18 IST

The Men in Blue showcased some exceptionally brilliant skills to beat Australia on their home soil and grab the ODI series by 2-1 on Friday.

MS Dhoni once again proved why he has been considered as the best finisher in the world. The former Indian captain took team India over the line with his outstanding innings of 87*off 114 balls.

Dhoni was also awarded 'Man of the series' for his successive half-centuries which came in the winning cause for his team. The legendary wicket-keeper smashed 3 back to back fifties. 

Indian captain Virat Kohli was all praises for Dhoni's heroics and looked happy for the veteran's recent form.

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Speaking to media the Indian captain at the post-match presentation said, "No one is more committed to Indian cricket" than MS Dhoni and batting at number five is the ideal spot for him.

Dhoni faced criticism for slow batting in the ODI series-opener in Sydney before redeeming his pride and reputation with match-winning contributions in the Adelaide and Melbourne ODIs.

"I think firstly as a team we are very happy for Dhoni. That he is amongst the runs, because it is very important to get runs under your belt to get that rhythm and get that confidence back. Especially when you have not been playing so much international cricket," he added.  

Further Virat Kohli also added, "Many things happen on the outside. People say a lot of things but as an individual we know that there is no one more committed to Indian cricket than Dhoni and people should let him have his space because he has contributed so much for the nation."

"They should let him figure out things on his own and what he needs to do. He is one of the most intelligent cricketers and he is not someone who is not aware about what needs to be done. As a team we are totally in sync with what he is doing and we are all very happy for him."

The skipper also reckons that the just-concluded Australia series has proved that number five is the most logical spot for Dhoni.

"Dhoni batted at number four in 2016 for a while. But after that he has been pretty happy playing at five and six for the team. We felt that number five was the ideal position for him. And if you saw him bat at Adelaide as well he was pretty comfortable in that position because that allows him to do a bit of both - get some game time as well as finish games off, attacking as and when required," the Indian captain said.