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'Dhoni still has cricket left in him to represent India for some more years'

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December 23, 2015 09:00 IST
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MS Dhoni, the limited overs captain of India

IMAGE: MS Dhoni, the limited overs captain of India, drives to the press conference during the recent ODI series against South Africa. Photograph: BCCI

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has praised the India's limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, stating that he still has a lot of cricket left in him. 

"Dhoni is a great cricketer and set standards at international arena. He still has cricket left in him to represent India for some more years," Ganguly, who was in Jamshedpur, to take part in a function of a leading jewellery brand, told media.

Asked who will be the captain of ODI in the next World Cup, Ganguly said:"We have still time to decide the ODI captain, which is to be held in 2019."

"One will have to work hard and perform to reach the level of Dhoni, who has set standard in the cricket arena in the world," the former southpaw said.

MS Dhoni, the limited overs captain of India, chats with former skipper Sourav Ganguly

IMAGE: MS Dhoni, the limited overs captain of India, chats with former skipper Sourav Ganguly. Photograph: BCCI

To a query as to who possessed the same aggression on the field in Indian team like him, Ganguly said Virat Kohli has it in him to lead the country for a long time.

"He has been performing well and is efficient enough to lead the country forward," he said. 

The CAB president also hailed inclusion of Yuvraj Singh in the Indian Team for Twenty20 matches against upcoming Australia tour.

"I am confident that he will perform and prove his mettle," he said when asked whether he would be able live up to the expectation.

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