MS Dhoni Is The Greatest Servant Of Indian Cricket, Says Kapil Dev

Updated: 23 April 2019 16:07 IST

MS Dhoni is India's first-choice wicket-keeper for the World Cup 2019.

MS Dhoni Is The Greatest Servant Of Indian Cricket, Says Kapil Dev
MS Dhoni led India to a ODI World Cup victory in 2011, after a gap of 28 years. © Twitter

MS Dhoni, who has been in sublime form for the Chennai Super Kings in the ongoing Indian Premier League (2019), is the biggest contributor to Indian cricket, according to Kapil Dev. "No one knows how long he wants to play and how long his body can continue to take the workload," Kapil Dev told IANS. "But there is no other cricketer who has served the country so well as Dhoni. We should respect him and wish him good luck. I hope that he wins this World Cup too."

As Dhoni walks into the last stretch of his international career, there have been quite a few statements made by former cricketers and pundits, especially after the most decorated captain hit a lean patch in 2018.

For Kapil, however, it is all about respecting what Dhoni has achieved on the field. He said, "I don't have to say anything about Dhoni. I think he has served the country very well and we must respect him."

Speaking about India's chances at the World Cup, Kapil Dev said, "This Indian team looks very good. However, it won't be very easy. They have to play like a team. I hope that they will have no injuries," he said, adding: "If they have a stroke of luck, they will definitely win."

Dinesh Karthik, 33, was picked as the second wicketkeeper over the young Rishabh Pant for the showpiece event.

Commenting on the move, Kapil Dev said: "The selectors have done their job. Let's respect the team. They have picked Karthik over Pant, then it's alright. We should just believe that the selectors have done a good job."

(With IANS inputs)

Comments
Topics mentioned in this article Mahendra Singh Dhoni MS Dhoni Kapil Dev India India Cricket Team World Cup 2019 Cricket
Highlights
  • MS Dhoni is India's most successful captain across formats
  • MS Dhoni was the captain of the side that won the inaugural T20 WC
  • MS Dhoni led India to a ODI World Cup victory in 2011, after 28 years
Related Articles
Virat Kohli Closes In On MS Dhoni
Virat Kohli Closes In On MS Dhoni's Test Captaincy Record
Virat Kohli Becomes Most Followed Cricketer On Social Media
Virat Kohli Becomes Most Followed Cricketer On Social Media
MS Dhoni Ends Stint With Territorial Army: Report
MS Dhoni Ends Stint With Territorial Army: Report
MS Dhoni Plays Cricket With Kids In Leh. See Picture
MS Dhoni Plays Cricket With Kids In Leh. See Picture
"MS Dhoni And Stephen Fleming Are Best Captain-Coach Combination", Says Shane Watson
"MS Dhoni And Stephen Fleming Are Best Captain-Coach Combination", Says Shane Watson
Advertisement