MS Dhoni deserves to go out on his own terms: Hussey
By SMCS - Aug 14, 2017 10:48 am
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MS Dhoni deserves to play in WC 2019

Michael Hussey has been attached to Chennai Super Kings for a long time. The Australian Batsman has been one of the protagonists when they won the IPL title in 2010 and 2011. He was back in the city for his commentary in TNPL when he voiced his thoughts on Virat Kohli and retirement plans of MS Dhoni and upcoming India vs Australia ODI series.


On Kohli’s Captaincy challenges against Australia, England, and South Africa:

I have always enjoyed Kohli’s captaincy. He has got this great will to win and I can see parallels of Ricky Ponting’s captaincy in Kohli. Ponting was always hungry for success and would keep pushing his team. MS Dhoni was a wonderful captain and it was always going to be a challenge for Kohli to fill Dhoni’s big shoes. But the good thing about Virat is he didn’t want to follow Dhoni’s methods. He has been his own man and led the side in his own way. He has been true to his own personality. India has been through the period of transition. But now, the team is a settled unit. These are exciting times for Indian cricket. The players believe in their captain and everyone has the same approach. Obviously, there will be challenges along the way and not only the captain but the players will also be tested.
On Dhoni’s Playing Chance in World Cup 2019:

MS deserves to go out on his own terms. If he believes he can play the next World Cup, who is to doubt him? He is a very modest and honest man. If he thinks he cannot contribute to India’s cause in the World Cup, I don’t think he will be there. At 36, he is still one of the fittest players. He knows his game and he looks after his body well. So he knows when to call it quits.

On India vs Australia Series next month:

India has been a frontier where we haven’t done well. I know the current team is highly motivated to win a series in India. Obviously, the Ashes and World Cups are prestigious, but winning in India is a huge goal for us. The hardest thing for Australians is to adapt to slow Indian pitches. But the current players have had great exposure to Indian conditions through IPL. We played well in the last Test series in India. So this will be a great chance to create an upset.