Yuvraj Singh Says MS Dhoni's Decision Making And 'Cricket Brain' Extremely Important To India At World Cup 2019

| February 9 , 2019 , 15:17 IST

Legendary wicket-keeper MS Dhoni who has been enjoying his good phase both with batting and behind the stumps is good signs for team India. 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh on Friday opened up on Dhoni's importance in the team.

Yuvi said former Indian captain's "decision-making" and "cricket brain" will be extremely important to India at the Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales.               

The likes of skipper Virat Kohli, cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar and coach Ravi Shastri all backed and defended former India captain and highlighted his performance.

Speaking to media, Yuvraj Singh said, "I think Mahi (Dhoni) has a great cricket brain. And as a wicket-keeper, you are in the best position to monitor the game and he has done that fantastically over the years. He has been a great captain. (He is) with the young players and guiding Virat (Kohli) all the time."

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"So, I feel his presence is very important in decision-making. He had a fantastic tournament in Australia and it is good to see him hit the ball how he used to do, and I wish him all the best," Yuvraj said after being announced as the brand ambassador of sports-tech startup LivePools at suburban Bandra.

But Yuvraj steered clear of queries on which batting position Dhoni should come in. "That you have to ask Dhoni, which number he has to bat," he said.

Yuvraj will be competing for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2019 and said he will look to ease the pressure on skipper Rohit Sharma.

"I think, if I can contribute in the middle-order, it will just take some weight off him (Rohit) and he can just go and play his natural game, while opening. (We will) see how the combinations (go)."

The 37-year-old left-hander found a buyer quite late at the IPL players' auction held in Jaipur last December for his base price of Rs 1 crore after going unsold initially.

"I'm very fired up, I have been training in the nets everyday," said Yuvraj.

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