Australian opener David Warner reckons that there are a bunch of similarities between MS Dhoni and Ricky Ponting when it comes to enjoying the company of youngsters in his team.
Since the start of 2017, Dhoni has rediscovered and has made a swashbuckling comeback after a diminishing 2016. This aided Warner to believe that Dhoni will definitely play the World Cup 2019 in England.
During a chat with India Today, Warner was all praise when asked about Dhoni and said that the energy he shows on the field is exceptional. He said, “He [Dhoni] is loving being a part of this young, energetic group. That was the same with Ricky [Ponting] when I came into the Test setup. You could just see these guys, a new life is just born for them. It’s great and I like seeing it.”
He also termed MS as a world-class player, he said, “He is a world-class player and if the player feels he is not going the way he would have liked, I’m sure they would have upon themselves to step down. I think he is hitting the ball well and it looks like he is tinkering with his technique as well. I personally think he can go another two years.”
Warner also reckons that Dhoni’s presence on the field is helping the Indian skipper Virat Kohli in leading the team. Virat often takes suggestions from Mahi time and again whenever needed which is nourishing Indian cricket well right now.
The Australian opener concluded, “MS Dhoni brought a sense of calmness to his captaincy. He did a great job as captain and he is still doing a great job, nurturing Virat and that is a great thing to do for a former captain.”