Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting believes that it would be a mistake to overlook Mahendra Singh Dhoni, because India will need his ability to control the Champions Trophy in England.
Ponting said, “It is Dhoni who can handle ODI innings in the middle order and it is same thing what you want in England. If India quickly loses its top-order wicket then you will need a middle-order player who keeps on giving advice to everyone. Dhoni will be important in the Champions Trophy for India.
He said, ‘This is a negative side after big success. It has happened to me as well. When you slide a bit down, criticisms will come out. He did not face much negativity in 15-20 years. So it will be interesting to see how he face it in the future.
There is no doubt that Dhoni is the best middle order batsman and is the best finisher in the world.