MSK Prasad clears air of MS Dhoni's chances for World Cup 2019

There was speculations on Dhoni's inclusion in World Cup 2019 side.

MS Dhoni with MSK Prasad and former India coach Anil Kumble | AFP

Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad has put a full stop on speculations of MS Dhoni's inclusion in Indian team till ICC World Cup 2019. He cleared that Dhoni is India's first choice for wicketkeeper till the major tournament in 2019.

"We are grooming some wicketkeepers during India A tours. But more or less, we have fixed up (ours) minds till the Wolrd Cup (on continuing with (Dhoni) and after that at later stages we will start grooming some of those (wicket-keepers)," Prasad is quoted by PTI.

Looking at Dhoni's recent form, he said the veteran wicket-keeper is still the best for the Indian team. 

"I think MS Dhoni still remains the No1 wicket-keeper in the world and day in and day out we have been saying this. In the current T20 series (against Sri Lanka), the stumpings he has effected and caught-behind he has taken are phenomenal," he said.

MSK Prasad suggests that there is no comparison between Dhoni and the young rookie wicket-keepers. As per him, no one is even close to one of the best wicket-keepers in the world. 

"There is no comparison and I don't see any wicketkeeper, who can even come close to him in world cricket, leave alone Indian Cricket. "

Not only wicket-keeping MS Dhoni has shown his worth with the bat also. He steps in at critical moments to stable the Indian innings whenever they stumble early. 

By Sihyeu Prakash Singh - 24 Dec, 2017

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