Sunil Gavaskar during 4th ODI (on Monday) expressed his views that former India skipper MS Dhoni should play till World Cup 2019.

“Virat needs (Dhoni),” Gavaskar spoke to Star Sports. “MSD is an absolute must for the 2019 World Cup,” he added. He also lauded Dhoni’s on-field contribution while bowling.

He went on to praise Vice-Captains, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane to back Kohli.

MSD who has won all ICC trophies for India but he is struggling with his batting performances. He manages just 275 runs in 13 ODI innings this year at an average of 25 and poor strike rate of 71.42.

Overall the legendary batsman has scored 9999 ODI runs playing for India in 274 innings at a career average of 49.74.

Note: Gavaskar has scored over 10,000 test runs for India.

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