Former New Zealand cricketer Danny Morrison believes that the mutual understanding between MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli makes India a team to beat in the World Cup. The cricketer-turned-commentator is impressed by Kohli and Dhoni's cordial relationship both on and off the field.
In a recent interview, Morrison stated that he loved the way both the current and former Team India skippers chatted and also highlighted about the rapport that they share with the head coach Ravi Shastri. At the same time, he also hailed MS Dhoni's incredible captaincy.
Virat Kohli will be leading Team India in the upcoming World Cup which will be played in England & Wales. Apart from Kohli the batsman, all eyes will also be on Kohli the captain as he will be hoping to lead India from the front and guide them to a third World Cup triumph at Lord's. 'King Kohli' has already won a World Cup as a player and now he will look to win the title as a captain. Heading into this year's showpiece event, Kohli has the experience of having captained India in an ICC event. He had led India to the finals of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at the same venue.
At the same time, MS Dhoni will also look to make the most of the opportunity. He will be hoping that his 'Midas' touch will help him in playing some crucial knocks in the middle order and finish the games for India. Dhoni, who did not have a good run with the bat last year, silenced his critics with an outstanding performance against the reigning ODI World Champions Down Under where he took India across the line on two straight occasions after they were 0-1 down in the three-match ODI series. Mahi's unbeaten knocks of 55 and 87 not only helped India register their first-ever bilateral ODI series win in Australia, but the former skipper was also adjudged 'Man of the Series'.
Kohli had tasted World Cup success under MS Dhoni's captaincy in 2011. The duo was also involved in India's historic Champions Trophy triumph in the UK in 2013. India will be playing two warm-up matches before the World Cup. One will be against New Zealand on May 25 while the other one will be against Bangladesh on May 28. The Virat Kohli-led side will begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5.