Former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman hailed MS Dhoni's captaincy in India's World Cup win over Ireland. He praised Dhoni's handling of the bowlers in critical stages of the game. Laxman felt Dhoni always had a back-up plan and that makes him flexible as a skipper. Sunil Gavaskar also was pleased with the way Dhoni handled things on the field. Gavaskar rated Dhoni's adapting to certain situations as the hallmark of his captaincy.