One of the greatest spinners in the world and Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan has said that the upcoming ODI series against England will be tough series for the newly appointed limited overs captain Virat Kohli. MS Dhoni who stepped down the captaincy on 4th January has won 3 ICC trophies and also helped the Indian cricket team to reach the number 1 rank team in test matches.
“In my long cricket career, Dhoni is one of the best Indian cricket captains. The three years I played under his captaincy in Chennai Super Kings, I never saw any arrogance from Dhoni. He was always down to earth and was open to take advice from senior players like me and Michael Hussey. Being such a big star, he always maintained a low profile,” the Sri Lankan said.
“I have high hopes from Virat as he loves to take challenges and is a terrific batsman. This England ODI team and Twenty20 team is very competitive and totally different from the Test side. Kohli should not take the English team lightly and should always go to Dhoni for advice on the field. It is going to be a tough series for Virat,” he conceded.
India and England start their limited overs format series with 3 One day Internationals followed by 3 T20 starting from 15th January at Pune. The current England 50 overs format and T20 side is a well-balanced side and will pose a tough challenge for the Indian team.