Mumbai: Coach of Indian cricket team Ravi Shastri applauded former captain and wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni by saying that he has shown he is still the best in this format of the game.
He also acknowledged World Cup 2019 as a great opportunity for team India.
India's head coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli spoke to the media on Tuesday, ahead of the team's departure to England to take part in the ICC World Cup 2019.
Shastri said, "Dhoni's relation with Kohli is great, he has shown that he is still the best in this format of the game. What was good to see in the IPL was the way he was moving and hitting the ball." Shastri also emphasised the team should enjoy the tournament and see the mega-event as a stage.
"If we play to our potential, then the World Cup can be here," added Shastri.
He also highlighted the new round-robin format would be challenging, considering the fact that the gap between teams is very close. He also mentioned about the rise of teams like Afghanistan, Bangladesh and West Indies.
Virat Kohli, who also was present at the press conference, said, "We are entering the World Cup with great confidence, and all our players are doing well."
He also added the main focus of the side is on the process more than the results, and giving their best in the tournament. Former Australia World Cup-winning all-rounder Andy Bichel has termed Virat Kohli's finishing ability as a stand-out factor for the Indian captain.
All-rounder Kedar Jadhav, who had sustained a shoulder injury during the recently concluded Indian Premier League, has been declared fit, ensuring no changes would be made to the 15-member India squad for the upcoming World Cup beginning May 30 in England and Wales.