Cricket News: At a time when some feel that it will be very tough for MS Dhoni to make a comeback to the Indian team, his former teammate Mohammad Kaif strongly bel

MS Dhoni shouldn't be sidelined in a hurry, KL Rahul not a long term wicket-keeping option: Mohammad Kaif - Times of India

MS Dhoni and Mohammad KaifNEW DELHI: At a time when some feel that it will be very tough for MS Dhoni to make a comeback to the Indian team, his former teammate Mohammad Kaif strongly believes that the Indian think-tank still does not have a replacement for the former India captain. Kaif sounded confident of Dhoni's comeback to the Indian team, even though he has not played international cricket since the ICC ODI World Cup semi-final last year vs New Zealand. Rishabh Pant was widely seen as Dhoni's accepted successor, until KL Rahul emerged as a reliable and effective wicket-keeper batsman in the limited overs format. Apart from being one of the finest fielders in world cricket, Kaif is best remembered for guiding India to a nail-biting two-wicket victory against England in the NatWest final at Lord's on July 13, 2002. Chasing 326, India were tottering at 146/5, with captain Sourav Ganguly , Virender Sehwag , Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar all back in the pavilion, when Kaif came in at number 7 to join Yuvraj at the crease. Recalling that epic win Kaif said, "The focus of England players was on the big batsmen like Sachin, Sehwag, Ganguly, Dravid. Recalling the incident during the match when Ganguly signalled to Kaif from the dressing room to give Yuvraj the strike, Kaif said, "Yuvraj is a tremendous striker of the ball and knows how to hit fours and sixes easily and my role was to take singles and go for the shots later after getting set. We (Yuvraj and I) had it in our minds that youngsters like us have to play with full responsibility and win matches for India," Kaif recalled. evolve your career with upgrad’s machine learning and cloud program in association with iit madras 1 MS Dhoni shouldn't be sidelined in a hurry, KL Rahul not a long term wicket-keeping option: Mohammad Kaif 2 Funding for women's cricket in England to be protected 3 evolve your career with upgrad’s machine learning and cloud program in association with iit madras 4 Considering longevity, I will go with Sachin Tendulkar over Virat Kohli: Gautam Gambhir

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