India’s chief coach Ravi Shastri once again extended unflinching support to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying those commenting on the two-time World Cup winner and former India captain should look back at their own careers, reported PTI.

A few former India players, including VVS Laxman and Ajit Agarkar, recently raised questions about Dhoni’s T20I future, creating quite a storm in the country’s cricketing circles.

“People should look back at their career before commenting on Dhoni. The captain has a lot of cricket left in him and it is the duty of the team to back the legend,” said Shastri. The coach further said the culture of the current team is based on performance and quality.

“There is no one better than Dhoni on the field given his ability behind the wicket and with the bat and his presence of mind and sharpness on the field,” added Shastri.

He lauded the players’ athleticism and said, “In terms of fielding this team is the very best in the world at the moment and that’s something that separates this team from Indian teams of the past.”

India will take on Sri Lanka in three Tests beginning with the Eden on November 16, and this will be Shastri’s first home Test series.