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MS Dhoni is world's best finisher, says Virat Kohli

New Delhi: Virat Kohli termed Mahendra Singh Dhoni the "best finisher in the world" after the India skipper made short work of Bangladesh with a flurry of sixes and boundaries in the final of the Asia Cup in Mirpur.

Skipper MS Dhoni (left) and Virat Kohli greet each other after India's Asia Cup win over Bangladesh on Sunday. Pic/AFP
Skipper MS Dhoni (left) and Virat Kohli greet each other after India's Asia Cup win over Bangladesh on Sunday. Pic/AFP

"I think Shikhar (Dhawan) played himself in really nicely. My only aim was to keep going at the other end so that the run-rate doesn't stop. I had to understand my role. Once Shikhar got towards the end of his innings, I hit two or three boundaries which released pressure for us. Then MS Dhoni came in and did what he does best.
He is the best finisher in the world. All in all, it was a wonderful game," Kohli told bcci.tv after India lifted the Asia Cup Trophy on Sunday.

In the last two overs, India required 19 runs and skipper Dhoni (20 not out off six balls) hit a lethal six over deep mid-wicket off Al-Amin and another terrific blow over deep extra cover before finishing the match with another six.

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