Watch: Williamson’s witty reply on picking Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni might have seized the stardom of the first semi-final of CWC 2019 had he not fall short of a couple of inches against a sharp Guptill throw.
The veteran wicket-keeper batsman hold his nerve propelling India very near to an improbable win against New Zealand. Perhaps many a man criticizes him for the sluggish pace of the innings but it was Dhoni who pulled the team from the edge and escorted hard hitter Jadeja to continue his assault.
The Kiwi captain Kane Williamson lauded Dhoni for his calmness and when during the press-conference, a journalist asked Williamson, “Had you been the Indian captain today, would you have taken Dhoni in your playing XI now?”, Williamson was prompt to deliver a witty answer.
“He is not eligible to play for New Zealand!” said Williamson.
“But he’s a world-class player. Had I been the India captain? Yeah, his experience at his level and in these occasions is so important and his contribution today and yesterday, but throughout this campaign, it was extremely, extremely important,’ he said.
“That partnership he was involved in with Jadeja who came in and hit the ball better than anybody in both teams was very, very valuable and he’s a world-class cricketer. Is he looking to change nationalities? Because we will consider that selection if we have to!” Williamson further added.
Question: Would you have had Dhoni in your playing eleven?
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