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Dhoni world’s best finisher: Kohli

Virat Kohli termed Mahendra Singh Dhoni the “best finisher in the world” after the India skipper made short work of Bangladesh with a flurry of sixes and boundaries in the final of the Asia Cup.

“I think Shikhar (Dhawan) played himself in really nicely. My only aim was to keep going at the other end so that the run-rate doesn’t stop. I had to understand my role. Once Shikhar got towards the end of his innings, I hit two or three boundaries which released pressure for us.

“Then MS Dhoni came in and did what he does best. He is the best finisher in the world. All in all, it was a wonderful game,” Kohli told after India lifted the Asia Cup trophy last night beating Bangladesh by eight wickets. In the last two overs, India required 19 runs and skipper Dhoni (20 not out off six balls) hit a lethal six over deep mid-wicket off Al-Amin and another terrific blow over deep extra cover before finishing the match with another six. Kohli feels that this win has put the team in a good stead ahead of the ICC World T20. “It is important that everyone stays confident and everyone stays in form. Last few games we saw Yuvraj Singh playing crucial knocks. Suresh Raina is always a dangerous player in T20 cricket, Rohit Sharma has been magnificent and Dhoni knows his job more than anyone else.
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