Even as the debate over MS Dhoni's place in the 2019 World Cup continues, former India player Virender Sehwag feels Dhoni should continue in the role until the next World Cup.
"I don't think anyone can replace Dhoni at this point of time. Rishabh Pant is good but he would also need time to replace him. But that can only happen after 2019. Its then when we should think about Dhoni's replacement. Till then let Pant gain experience," Sehwag was quoted as saying in a PTI.
Praising Dhoni, he further added to PTI, "We should not worry about whether Dhoni is scoring runs or not. We should only pray that MS Dhoni is fit till 2019 World Cup. The experience that he has in the middle and the lower middle order, no one has that.”
Dhoni has been unbeatable in the last two ODIs against Sri Lanka, playing significant roles in India’s wins after they found themselves in trouble.
He made 45 in the second ODI and 53 in the third, providing excellent support to Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rohit Sharma in the two games.
He has also been in excellent form behind the stumps.
--By A Cricket Correspondent