ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Monty Panesar credits MS Dhoni for keeping Virat Kohli calm during crunch situations

Former England spinner Monty Panesar believes the calmness behind India captain Virat Kohli is veteran wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni.

Asian News International, Jul 09, 2019 17:27:23 IST

Manchester: Former England spinner Monty Panesar believes the calmness behind India captain Virat Kohli is veteran wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni.

"Virat Kohli is able to express himself as a captain but the calmness behind that is MS Dhoni," Panesar told ANI on Tuesday.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Monty Panesar credits MS Dhoni for keeping Virat Kohli calm during crunch situations

Panesar said Dhoni would be aiming to lift the World Cup and have a final farewell. Reuters

Dhoni celebrated his 38th birthday on Sunday. The ongoing World Cup is being called as the veteran's last One-Day International (ODI).

Reflecting on the same, Panesar said Dhoni would be aiming to lift the World Cup and have a final farewell.

"This is probably Dhoni's dream because this could be his last one-day he plays and retires with winning the World Cup. I am sure he probably in the background wants to win the World Cup, have his final farewell," he said.

When asked what does he think about India's bowling attack, the former England spinner said Indian bowling unit has been doing well in the last couple of years.

Panesar also lauded Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.

"India's seam attackers (have) definitely done very well in the last couple of years. They have got the number one bowler in the world Jasprit Bumrah. And Mohammad Shami is in great form with his hat-trick," he said.

Talking about India's performance in the ongoing World Cup so far, Panesar said the Men in Blue are performing well and playing brilliant cricket.

He further said that India can adapt to the situation very easily.

"India have been performing very well. They played brilliant cricket (against Australia at the Oval). When they played Pakistan at Old Trafford, they batted first and posted a huge total. India are very adaptable at the moment. They are able to chase," he added.

Table-toppers India's first semi-final of the World Cup against New Zealand at Old Trafford is currently underway. New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first.

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Updated Date: Jul 09, 2019 17:27:23 IST






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2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
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2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
6 New Zealand 4056 254