Ravi Shastri believes MS Dhoni's decision of retiring from Tests pays off

We Need MS Dhoni In 2019 World Cup Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri heaped high;praise on MS Dhoni

Dhoni became the first man to complete a century of stumpings.

Shastri, earlier, had dispelled doubts over Dhoni's future.

The 55-year-old Shastri added that Dhoni remains the best wicket-keeper in India in ODIs. MS Dhoni was equally good behind the stumps.

"You can see that Kohli has matured as a captain". His fitness is superb, he batted well in Sri Lanka.

"If he keeps performing like that (in Sri Lanka), how can you even think of anything else?"

Ravi Shastri has been closely associated with the Indian team in various capacity.

"If he continues to play like this, there no question of not having him in the team for the 2019 world cup. It was very easy compared to the last time when I took over as the Team Director in England", he said. "They will be inducted only after they are declared fit". "That's why I want to give full credit to the boys for keeping their intensity intact till the last match", he said. The amount of cricket that we are playing, we need at least 20 to 25 players. "Our work as a support staff is to see the preparations, to see that the players are relaxed and that they play their natural cricket", he said.

Shastri said, he has talked to BCCI officials seeking rest for the players after the series with Australia. "It is better that T20 is organised later, since there is hardly any time left between the Sri Lanka series and the South Africa tour".

The head coach said, the first two matches against Australia were vital. We were just focussed on one match each. "Our bowling attack is strong".

That Virat Kohli and MSDhoni command a lot of respect and love from across the border is not a surprise, but it was indeed a pleasant surprise for both the Indian superstars to be remembered by Pakistani fans on a historic occasion. "Virat does not like people who do not speak straight".

Shastri made it clear that he had no say in team selection.

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