London: Former Australia captain Steve Waugh has defended India's wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Waugh has even said that without Dhoni, Team India will not be able to win a single match. Waugh said, "I think it's unfair, Dhoni has won many games for India and he has been playing for a long time, he can give you a situation from where you can win the match but without him, the team India will not win a single match. " Waugh said these things in an interview given to news agency ANI.
Waugh, who won Australia's 1999 World Cup title in his captaincy, said, "Of course, you can not win the match all the time, while taking the second run in the semi-final against New Zealand, he stayed a few inches away from the crease. Amazing performance. I know how difficult it is to win by chasing the target in ODIs and it has performed better than any other player . "
Waugh said that he was expecting India's victory, but Bolt and Henry bowled a lot by bowling astonishingly and turning the match towards him. He said, "I expected that the team would get the target of 240 runs, but Henry and Bolt bowled superbly and got three wickets in the beginning, due to the pressure of the big match, it is difficult to chase runs. Team players must also be disappointed. "
In the second semi-final, England defeated Australia by eight wickets and made it out of the tournament. Waugh said, "England played a fantastic game, Australia's team did not appear in color and lost wickets like India in the beginning, Australia defeated Australia with a strong team whose batting line is very strong."