MS Dhoni is the reason Virat Kohli is calm in pressure situations in World Cup 2019, states Monty Panesar

Former England spinner Monty Panesar credits MS Dhoni for bringing calmness into the Indian dressing room
MS Dhoni is the reason Virat Kohli is calm in pressure situations in World Cup 2019, states Monty PanesarMS Dhoni is the reason Virat Kohli is calm in pressure situations in World Cup 2019, states Monty Panesar
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Former England player Monty Panesar believes that MS Dhoni is the reason why Virat Kohli is able to keep calm in pressure situations during the World Cup 2019. 

"Virat Kohli is able to express himself as a captain but the calmness behind that is MS Dhoni," Panesar told ANI on Tuesday.

The former Indian skipper celebrated his 38th birthday on Sunday, and fans believe that it might be his last ODI event. Reflecting on the same, Panesar stated that Dhoni would be aiming to lift the World Cup and end on a high. 

"This is probably Dhoni's dream because this could be his last one-day he plays and retires with winning the World Cup. I am sure he probably in the background wants to win the World Cup, have his final farewell," he said.

He also remained impressed with India's bowling in the edition, and had high words of praise for Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. 

"India's seam attackers (have) definitely done very well in the last couple of years. They have got the number one bowler in the world Jasprit Bumrah. And Mohammad Shami is in great form with his hat-trick," he said.

Panesar went on to add that India are favourites to lift the Cup due to the brilliant cricket that they have playing in the World Cup. 

"India have been performing very well. They played brilliant cricket (against Australia at the Oval). When they played Pakistan at Old Trafford, they batted first and posted a huge total. India are very adaptable at the moment. They are able to chase," he added.

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