Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has called MS Dhoni a phenomenal cricketer but also made it clear that like everyone else, Dhoni has to perform to keep his place in the team. Ganguly also made his predictions for the Indian squad for the 2019 world cup in England.
The former left-hand batsman stated that Dhoni is a champion and has fantastic career for 12-13 years since winning the World Twenty 20. He noted that just like everyone else Dhoni has to perform.
According to Ganguly there is one must in life: whatever job you do, wherever you are, whatever age you have, how much experience you have, you have to keep performing at the top level otherwise someone else will take your place.
The former India captain said the he wishes Dhoni all the luck because everyone wants champions to go on a high, whenever he goes. Ganguly feels that the Indian wicket-keeper can still hit the ball in the stands and he is a phenomenal cricketer.
At the same time, the former left-hand batsman recalled an incident involving Parveez Musharaf. He said that he still remembers Pervez Musharraf asking him from where did he get Dhoni during India’s tour of Pakistan in 2006.
Ganguly noted that he told Musharaf in a lighter tone that he was walking near the Wagah border and the Indian team pulled him in.
The former India captain was asked about India’s team combination for the 2019 world cup to which he replied that he is not a selector but he expects that 85-90 per cent of the current team will play in the World Cup.