Ahead of the clash against India, Lasith Malinga spoke to the media and expressed his views about the Indian cricket team and said that MS Dhoni should play for a few years in order to give his experience to the youngsters.
“I think MS (Dhoni) should play for another one or two years. He is the best finisher in the last 10 years. I don’t think anyone can beat him in future. He has to give his experience and situation handling to all the young players. They (India) have good experience in past captain, MS Dhoni. I think that’s why they are a successful team. I think they are good enough to beat any team in this competition,” said Malinga.
He added that Virat Kohli doesn’t have to do much as India has got some good players.
“I think Virat has a good luxury. They (India) have good players, they showed their character in the IPL tournament. They know exactly their ownership in the team, every single player then Virat doesn’t have to do much,” Malinga said.
He also spoke about how good the Indian bowlers are and how he is disappointed with Bumrah for not picking up five wickets in the World Cup.
“They (Bumrah and Shami) are the most accurate bowlers. Shami is the guy who took five wickets and three wickets. Every time he gets the ball he knows how accurate it is for him. Jasprit is an experienced death overs bowler. He knows how to handle pressure situation,” Malinga said.
“I think that combination is very good for them. And I think they have two genuine good spinners. That’s why they are a well successful team. Jasprit is doing good in this world cup and I am still waiting for his five wickets in the World Cup. I feel if he gets five wickets in the semi-finals they will definitely qualify for the final,” he added.
India will take on Sri Lanka on Saturday in their last league match.
Interview courtesy: Hindustan Times
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