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Mahendra Singh Dhoni is still a great player: Steve Waugh

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2019 World Cup: Steve Waugh expressed his happiness at Australia's performance in the World Cup and added that Aaron Finch did an excellent job as captain during the four-day event.

MS Dhoni scored 273 points in 8 innings against a strike rate of 87.78 in World Cup 2019. (Reuters Photo)

MS Dhoni scored 273 points in 8 innings against a strike rate of 87.78 in World Cup 2019. (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Steve Waugh believes that Australia has the best phasing-out policy for the biggest names
  • Waugh was pleased with the overall performance of Australia considering where they were 12 months ago
  • Waugh thinks it will not be correct to equate the situation of Australia with India

Former Australia captain Steve Waugh believes that his country has the best phasing out policy for the biggest names, unlike the subcontinent, where it becomes difficult to move on once players have reached legendary status.

Waugh was asked in the context of the debate about Mahendra Singh Dhoni & future in international cricket after the semi-final exit of the World Cup in India.

"It's interesting, Australia certainly does, it doesn't matter who you are, because you have to go further," Waugh told PTI when asked about Cricket Australia's policies and his own departure from the international scene early 2004 .

But Waugh, one of Australia & # 39; s most successful skippers, believes it will not be correct to equate Australia's situation with India.

"You may get a little more room on the subcontinent with 1.4 billion people following you. People are no longer people, they become legends, gods. It is very difficult to move on," he said.

"It becomes more and more challenging when people reach a certain age, Mahendra Singh Dhoni you're referring to is still a great player," Waugh said.

The World Cup-winning former captain, however, is pleased with the overall performance of Australia, considering where they were 12 months ago.

"I think it's a fair remark that Australia did well in the World Cup compared to where they were 12 months ago," he said about his country's defeat to England in Edgbaston on Thursday.

"Once they reached the semi-finals, there were high expectations, perhaps they were disappointed this morning, but overall I think Aaron Finch did an excellent job as a captain and player," said Waugh, a brand ambassador for ICC & # 39; s community cricket. tournament called Criiio.

When he talked about the initiative, he said, "I think it's a great initiative and it's what sport stands for, it's about sport at grassroot level and people who enjoy it." Learn about sportsman spirit. "

Asked to whom he would deposit his money in the Sunday's final between England and New Zealand with the Lord & # 39; s, he replied: "I don't do money in sports, I expect a great final because New Zealand plays well, two finals, so I expect a good match.

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