Former team India coach Anil Kumble feels MS Dhoni helps Indian skipper Virat Kohli with his experience and guidance. Anil Kumble while speaking to Cricketnext said, “I am not saying that Virat Kohli is not a better captain but he is more comfortable with MS Dhoni. Conversations between him and Virat definitely help him make him right decision.”
MS Dhoni handed over the captaincy of team India’s Test side to Virat Kohli in 2014 and the ODI side in 2017. Dhoni first captained India in 2007 after Sourav Ganguly was asked to put down his gloves. Dhoni have led India in all the major ICC tournaments and have won all of them. India won 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy under MS Dhoni’s captaincy.
Recently, India lost their bilateral series against Australia under Virat Kohli’s captaincy. India lost the T20I series by 2-0 and the ODI series by 2-3. Dhoni did not play in the last two ODIs which India lost.
The 2019 World Cup starts on May 30, with England and South Africa playing the opener of the tournament. Team India will also play their series opener against South Africa on June 6. England and India are going into the tournament as everyone’s favorite. The 2019 World Cup is taking place in England and Wales.