MS Dhoni praises Rohit Sharma as the most 'God-gifted' talent around

On Cheteshwar Pujara's continued omission, Dhoni said, "At a time, only 11 can play. I have seen on Twitter that drop Ishant and play Pujara. It can't really happen because you have to see the combination. We have to see where we can fit him. Rather than a panic decision, it must be a well throughout one. Of course he is a good batsman, we all know that. We will have to see where we can fit him in, how well we can adjust him.

updated: January 24, 2013 10:56 IST
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Mohali: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday praised Rohit Sharma for his contribution in India's comprehensive five-wicket victory over England in the fourth ODI here and described him as the "most god-gifted talent around".

"I am glad he (Rohit) scored runs because he is one of the most god-gifted talent that is around. Of course an innings like this was very much needed for him. It will give him a lot of confidence and also time at the top level. Personally I am very happy for him," Dhoni said at the post-match press conference.

"We all felt he is someone who can be a really good opener in the sense he cuts and pulls really well. Also with two openers you want one of them to be slightly aggressive than the other I think he accepted the challenge in the sense he also felt he got into the side because Manoj was unfit. So it was an opportunity for him. The good thing was he took it as a challenge," he added.

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