MS Dhoni Regaining Form Is A Promising Thing For India, Says Shikhar Dhawan

Updated: 17 January 2019 13:09 IST

MS Dhoni scored a half-century to finish India's run-chase in the second ODI vs Australia.

MS Dhoni Regaining Form Is A Promising Thing For India, Says Shikhar Dhawan
MS Dhoni's fine performances give confidence to the entire team, feels Shikhar Dhawan. © AFP

India's opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan feels that former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni regaining his form is a promising sign for the entire team as his calm and composed nature gives them confidence. The 33-year-old Dhawan said that MS Dhoni's performance was exceptional in the first two One-day Internationals (ODIs) of India's ongoing three-match series against Australia. "It was great to see a good team performance in the last one day match against Australia. The way Dhoni played in both the games is really great. I am very happy that Dhoni is getting his touch back. A player of his stature, who plays the game with so much calmness, gives so much confidence to other batsmen. It is very important for us," Dhawan said at the pre-match press conference on Thursday.

Dhawan also praised Dinesh Karthik, who scored 25 runs off 24 balls in India's six-wicket win at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.

"Even Dinesh (Karthik) played a very good knock in the last game. So the good thing is that we got all fit and mature players which make us a strong batting unit. We have been consistent in our performance over the past few years and hopefully, we will continue performing well in coming years," Dhawan added.

The three-match series is currently tied at 1-1 and India are aiming for their first bilateral ODI series win in Australia.

Dhawan admitted that if the visitors won, it would be a good achievement and they are looking forward to the match.

"It will be a big final tomorrow. It is going to be an interesting game for both the teams. We are looking forward to an exciting game tomorrow. It (the victory) will mean a lot to us. It is always good to come here and win. If we win tomorrow, it will be a big achievement for us. Of course, we are going to value it and cherish it," Dhawan said.

(With ANI inputs)

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Topics : India Cricket Team Australia Cricket Team Shikhar Dhawan MS Dhoni Melbourne Cricket Ground Australia vs India 2018/19 Cricket Australia vs India, 3rd ODI Dinesh Karthik
Highlights
  • Dhawan said Dhoni's performance was exceptional in first two ODIs
  • Dhoni scored 51 and 55* in the first 2 matches of the ODI series
  • The 3-match ODI series between India and Australia is tied at 1-1
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