Debasis Sen, Dubai: Indian cricket team’s regular skipper Virat Kohli isn’t with the team in Dubai for the Asia Cup as the BCCI have given him some rest after a hectic tour of England. In the absence of Kohli; India’s star opener Rohit Sharma will lead the side. It is known to everyone former India skipper MS Dhoni has to take more responsibilities in the absence of Kohli. On Saturday Dhoni was seen as the team’s mentor.
The defending champions had a practice session around 8.30pm IST where it was seen that Dhoni was with young Prasidh Krishna. He was there with a ball in hand and showing Prasidh what would be the seam position while bowling. Dhoni spent some time with other junior bowlers as well.
In their first match of the Asia Cup, Rohit Sharma & co will face Hong Kong on September 18. The next day they will face arch-rivals Pakistan. Earlier Rohit already said that,” “Pakistan is playing very good cricket in last few months. We are looking forward to play this game but it doesn’t mean that we aren’t focusing on other games. We are focusing on the whole tournament. This tournament is lot more exciting to me as this is the first time that I am leading the side in a complete tournament.”