India will miss MS Dhoni's experience in Asia Cup: Misbah-ul-Haq

Team India captain MS Dhoni was on Thursday ruled out of the Asia Cup due to a side-strain injury that he suffered during the second Test in New Zealand, paving the way for Virat Kohli to lead the side.

updated: February 21, 2014 22:35 IST
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Lahore: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Friday said that India will miss the experience of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the upcoming Asia Cup, but insisted his side will not be taking the World Champions lightly as they remain a strong unit without their regular skipper.

"They will miss his experience and captaincy but Virat Kohli is a suitable replacement and India remains a strong challenge in the tournament," Misbah told reporters at the Gaddafi stadium. (Dhoni should give captaincy to Kohli: Crowe)

"But India apart, I say again and again that all the teams in the Asia Cup remain strong challengers for the title," he said.

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