By far MS Dhoni is India's best captain: Ravi Shastri
Ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup, Dhoni reminded everyone with a blistering 6-ball 20-run knock against Bangladesh in the final of Asia Cup.
New Delhi: It's not that Mahendra Singh Dhoni needs any stamp of approval in his claim to being one of India's best captains ever, but he needs assurances from time to time, specially at a time when his retirement talks continue to emerge every now and then.
After leading India to a record sixth Asia Cup title on Sunday, India's limited overs skipper seemed to have silenced his detractors, specially the ones who are calling for his retirement.
And Team Director Ravi Shastri has come out in defence of the skipper and hailed the 34-year-old is "by far" the best ever Indian skipper.
The former India captain also took a dig on Dhoni's detractors' saying, "there will be two three who want him to retire".
"I have said it long long ago. By far (Dhoni is India's best captain)! But believe me there will be two three who want him to retire," Shastri told the media in Kolkata on Wednesday.
After retiring from Test cricket, in December 2014, Dhoni's graph obviously took a dip. But he emerged as the indomitable leader for the team, leading India to rare series win in Australia, and over Sri Lanka at home.
Then, just ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup, he reminded everyone with a blistering 6-ball 20-run knock against Bangladesh in the final of the continental tournament.