In 2011, India was World Cup winners; In 2019, India was favorites to win but they were eliminated by New Zealand in the semi-finals. This has led people to compare Dhoni’s 2011 XI V/S Virat’s 2019 XI. Aakash Chopra, a very famous cricket commentator and expert stated in his YouTube channel; that MSD’s team was superior. Firstly he displayed the starting XI and then compared.
He said, “Rohit is definately ahead of Sehwag. But its very difficult to chose one between Sachin and Rohit. Its extremely hard to choose one between them. Therefore, I’ll cancel them out. Among Rahul or Dhawan and Viru; I’ll keep Shikhar ahead.”
When he was comparing Virat and Gautam; he said, “Kohli in 2019 is clearly ahead of Gautam”.
When comparing Yuvraj Singh with Kedar/Dinesh; Aakash said, “Yuvraj is clearly winning this race. As a batsman, as a bowler; he’s a match winner.”
“We can keep Pant or Dinesh or Kedhar or MS Dhoni ahead of 2011 Virat Kohli. Suresh is also a match-triumpher. If we’ll compare Raina with Pandya or Kedar; Raina was better than both of them,” he claimed.
Then he compared; MSD of 2011 with MSD of 2019. He said there’s ‘no doubt’ MSD of 2011, is far better.
He added, “Bhaji is a match-winner, but Jadeja is also a match winner. Harbhajan’ll get more numbers for bowling, Jadeja for fielding. But Ravindra Jadeja is somewhat ahead in batting. Therefore, it’s a 50-50.”
Then; he started to compare bowlers from both sides.
He cancelled out, Zaheer Khan and Jasprit Bumrah; the reason being both are ‘match-winners’. He then added,”Shami or Bhuvi remotely ahead of Munaf Patel. Nehraji is definately ahead of both the spinners.”
Then, when he saw full comparison between two sides, he said”MSD’s team of 2011 has acquired victory.” He said that it’s clear Dhoni had stronger and better team.
We may not have a WC winning team in 2019: Chopra
He discussed about why India didn’t won; World Cup in 2019.
He said, “If we think properly; we didn’t had a world-beater team to become champions in 2019. Because the middle-order was so brittle; you didn’t have the team to victoriously triumph. Mohammad Shami was good and you didn’t play him. Preparations were weak and Dhawan got injured mid-way in the tournament.”
“Looking at everything; 2011 team was a lot better team than that played in 2019. Therefore the MSD’s XI won the World-Cup whereas; Virat’s XI lost,”he said.
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