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Never underestimate importance of Dhoni: Clarke

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Former Australian on Thursday warned critics to "never underestimate" the importance of veteran Singh Dhoni in the Indian limited overs teams.

Clarke tweeted after the Australian team beat fancied in the fifth and final ODI at the Feroz Shah Kotla for a stunning come-from-behind 3-2 series win here Wednesday.

"Never underestimate the importance of MSD - experience in the middle order is so important," Clarke, a World Cup-winning captain, wrote on his twitter handle about the seasoned who has also led his country to two triumphs.

surrendered a 2-0 lead in the just-concluded five-match series even as the Australians made a remarkable comeback by winning three consecutive matches.

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

Under Dhoni's captaincy, India won the inaugural World T20 in 2007 and the ICC in 2011, ending a 28-year drought.

Not just as a reliable batsman and wicketkeeper, Dhoni's guidance in the field was also missed in the last two matches that India lost against

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 17:05 IST