Mumbai: While the brilliant rapport former India captain MS Dhoni and current India skipper Virat Kohli share is winning the hearts of the Indian cricket team fans, former India cricketer VVS Laxman discussed the two after the conclusion of the second India versus New Zealand ODI in Pune on Wednesday.
India, who had lost the opening ODI of the three-match ODI series in Mumbai, levelled the series following a convincing six-wicket win at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium earlier this week.
Laxman, who is a part of the commentary panel for the series broadcasters Star Sports, was impressed with the duo’s equation.
While Kohli is leading the team, he sees no harm in allowing Dhoni to manoeuvre the field.
In fact, a video has gone viral from the second ODI, where Dhoni requesting Kohli to set the field in a particular manner.
Laxman, who seemed impressed with two’s rapport, praised the two during the post-match show.
"It is not only a brilliant moment of today's game (in Pune on Wednesday) but it has been a brilliant moment from the day Virat Kohli became captain in the ODI format. It is so good to see the rapport between Kohli and Dhoni. He has got the advantage of being a wicket-keeper, who has got the best view of the angles as far as field placements are concerned," said Laxman.
"Without having any ego, Kohli approaches Dhoni and that is credit to Kohli. Dhoni has abundance of knowledge and experience, above that he has got so much of respect, so Kohli depends a lot on Dhoni. This relationship will help India, going forward to 2019 World Cup. Dhoni is a mentor of the India team," added Laxman.