Kolkata: Former Test batsman VVS Laxman was on Sunday effusive in his praise for India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni who led the national team to back-to-back title triumphs at the Champions Trophy in England and Tri-nation series in the West Indies.

"His records (of winning all the world titles) speak for himself. He has that uniqueness to respond to a tough situation with ease. He does not involve himself much emotionally, and that's his quality. India are lucky to have a captain like Dhoni," Laxman said.

The 38-year-old batsman, who had announced his retirement from International cricket in August last year, however, refused to draw comparisons between Dhoni and former India skipper Sourav Ganguly.

Ravindra Jadeja's emergence as an all-rounder and Shikhar Dhawan's batting prowess at the top have been two positives for the Indian cricket and Laxman feels it's Dhoni who should be credited for finding a talent like Jadeja.

"Dhoni backed him well especially using Jadeja as a bowler. He is also a great fielder and a handy batsman. Jadeja has emerged as a great asset to the Indian team and Dhoni should be complemented," he said.

Talking about Dhawan, Laxman said: "I mentored him during his stint at (IPL franchise) Sunrisers Hyderabad. He always had the talent and his change in approach is working well for him."

Laxman said India, the defending champions and world number one ODI side, are going in the right direction ahead of the World Cup 2015.


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