Aakash Chopra believes that while India certainly misses MS Dhoni, the current players have learned to win without him. He urged the fans to trust Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup.
Aakash Chopra’s comments came in a reply to a fan’s question who asked if India need someone like the former skipper in the lower order.
The cricketer-turned-commentator replied that MS Dhoni has been the best finisher of the game but players have performed without him.
“Your point is valid because MS Dhoni is not only India’s [best] but the all-time best finisher. So if there’s such a big finisher you’ll surely miss him. But this team has worked without him, worked well, and has done brilliantly too. So I will not say India lost because they didn’t have Dhoni or a Dhoni-like finisher. Dhoni-like finisher comes once in a generation. India is playing cricket for 50 years we only had one such finisher. So if we don’t have someone like him now, it’s okay, let’s move ahead.”
Virat Kohli finishes the innings, Rohit does it, Hardik has been doing it so let’s be a little more patient. Of course, we miss MS Dhoni the finisher but India’s making it work without him and has maintained a good record as well.”