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VVS Laxman hopes MS Dhoni emulates IPL 2018 form in 2019 World Cup

first_imgVVS Laxman is backing Mahendra Singh Dhoni to have a successful 2019 ICC World Cup and feels that his role in the Indian team is going to be extremely important.Dhoni is currently on a break from cricket after he was not picked for T20Is against the West Indies and Australia. It seems like his T20I career is at the fag end but he is very much part of India’s plans in the ODIs.Dhoni is in the squad for the ODI series against Australia in January and is being looked up as being almost irreplaceable in 2019 World Cup in England.Laxman said that Dhoni was undoubtedly the best wicket-keeper in the world and was exceptionally fit still.”MS Dhoni is a legendary player and I believe he will have a big role to play in the 2019 World Cup. He is the best wicket-keeper in the world without a doubt, even now. He is supremely fit,” Laxman told Aaj Tak in an interview.READ – Playing 2019 World Cup as a mentor long cherished dream of MS Dhoni, reveals managerLaxman said that if Dhoni plays with the kind of freedom he found in the Indian Premier League 2018, he will be a dangerous player and a huge asset for India.”I am excited with the way he batted in the IPL this year. If he goes out and plays with such freedom, he is still a dangerous player. If he plays his natural game and expresses himself, I am confident he will be very successful in the 2019 World Cup,” Laxman further said.advertisementMS Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings to victory in the 2018 IPL and amassed 455 runs, his second most runs in an IPL season and at a strike rate of 150.66.Talking about retirements at the sidelines of his recently released autobiography ‘281 and beyond’, Laxman said it’s one of the toughest decision a player has to make.Also read – Sakshi Dhoni thanks Robin Uthappa for bringing her and MS Dhoni together”Retirement decision is always tough because it’s your love and passion and you don’t know when to leave. It’s that inner voice one listens to which I think is the supreme power’s voice. In my career, there have been numerous occasions when I have listened to my inner voice. That’s what told me it was time to go.”You have to be satisfied when it comes to the retirement decision. It’s not about what people will say and how they see it. That does not matter. What matters is what you feel,” he said.Also watch – MS Dhoni should play more matches ahead of the 2019 World Cup, says Gavaskarlast_img

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