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Dhoni's presence in team is very important for decision making: Yuvraj Singh

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Indian believes that presence of Dhoni in the team is very important in terms of decision making. Yuvraj said that Dhoni has done a pretty good job as a and has been guiding young players from behind the wickets which make his presence in the team very important.

"I think Mahi (Dhoni) is great brain and as a wicket keeper he is at a best place to monitor the game. He has been a great and with young players obviously guiding Virat on the field all the time, I just feel his presence is very important in terms of decision making. And he had a fantastic tournament in which was a good thing to see. I wish him all the best," Yuvraj said at an event.

The 37-year-old, who was released by Kings XI ahead of the 2019 IPL Auction, was purchased by for his base price of ₹1 crore. Yuvraj said that he is all excited to play for the Mumbai Indian under the leadership of

"Well very excited to play for I have been preparing well to play at and I am practicing at Reliance Ground. So, very excited to play this IPL for Mumbai Indians," Yuvraj said.

"I am very excited. I think Rohit (Sharma) is a fantastic He is a successful opener so I can contribute in middle order. He can play his natural game and let's see how the combination goes," he added.

Talking about Shubman Gill, a newcomer from Punjab, Yuvraj said that he is extremely happy with the youngster's performance adding that he has improved a lot in a year's time.

"I am extremely happy on his progress. I was very excited to see him play for In a year's time, he has improved so much," he added.

Yuvraj has played a total of 304 ODIs scoring 8701 runs with an average of36.56. In T20s, the left-hand batsman has made 1177 runs with an average of 28.02 in 58 matches.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 19:06 IST