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Dhoni's experience important for India, says Clarke

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Former Australian has warned critics not to underestimate the importance of Mahendra Singh Dhoni to the Indian team following their 2-3 One-(ODI) series loss to the men from Down Under.

surrendered a 2-0 lead in the recently concluded 5-match series as the Australians made a superb recovery by winning three consecutive matches to claim the series.

Incidentally, Dhoni did not feature in the last two matches with young wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant struggling to fill the former captain's shoes.

Clarke took to to underline Dhoni's importance to the Indian team.

"Never underestimate the importance of MSD -- experience in the middle order is so important," Clarke tweeted on Thursday.

Apart from his skills as a wicket-keeper, Dhoni also guides the bowlers with his instructions from behind the stumps.

Left-hand spinner Kuldeep Yadav was one bowler who missed Dhoni's guidance as he struggled in the last two matches.



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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 15:48 IST