[caption id="attachment_815131" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-815131" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MS-Dhoni-PTI.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="353" /> Dhoni did not feature in the last two matches against Australia with young wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant struggling to fill the former India captain's shoes. @ PTI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>New Delhi:</strong> Former <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australian</a> skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/michael-clarke/">Michael Clarke</a> has warned critics not to underestimate the importance of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mahendra-singh-dhoni/">Mahendra Singh Dhoni</a> to the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">Indian team</a> following their 2-3 ODI series loss to the men from Down Under. <p></p> <p></p>India surrendered a 2-0 lead in the recently concluded five-match series as the Australians made a superb recovery by winning three consecutive matches to claim the series. <p></p> <p></p>Incidentally, Dhoni did not feature in the last two matches with young wicketkeeper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rishabh-pant/">Rishabh Pant</a> struggling to fill the former India captain's shoes. <p></p> <p></p>Clarke took to social media to underline Dhoni's importance to the Indian team. "Never underestimate the importance of MSD -- experience in the middle order is so important," Clarke tweeted on Thursday. <p></p> <p></p>https://twitter.com/MClarke23/status/1105906637556998144 <p></p> <p></p>Apart from his skills as a wicket-keeper, Dhoni also guides the bowlers with his instructions from behind the stumps. Left-hand spinner <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kuldeep-yadav/">Kuldeep Yadav</a> was one bowler who missed Dhoni's guidance as he struggled in the last two matches.