[caption id="attachment_643821" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-643821" alt="Kohli's backing helped Dhoni play the fearless knock in turn, feels Sourav Ganguly Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Kohli-Dhoni-GI.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Kohli's backing helped Dhoni play the fearless knock in turn, feels Sourav Ganguly Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Few cricketers have won <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india" target="_blank">India</a> more games than <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ms-dhoni" target="_blank">MS Dhoni</a>. But the seasoned campaigner has been battling questions on his form, especially post the West Indies series.The former captain shunned everyone with his match-winning knock against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia" target="_blank">Australia</a> in the first One-Day International (ODI) at Chennai. However, his predecessor, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sourav-ganguly" target="_blank">Sourav Ganguly</a> gives a fair share of credit for his knock to India captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli" target="_blank">Virat Kohli</a>. Ganguly mentioned, it is Kohli s faith on Dhoni, which encouraged him to come forward and play like he did on Sunday. Thanks to Dhoni s anchoring role, India, despite a primary batting collapse, won the rain-curtailed match to lead the five match series 1-0. <strong>READ: <a title="India vs Australia, 1st ODI: Virat Kohli brings the best in me, feels Yuzvendra Chahal" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-1st-odi-playing-under-virat-kohli-brings-the-best-in-me-feels-yuzvendra-chahal-643384">Virat Kohli brings the best in me, feels Yuzvendra Chahal</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p> When players play for so long, MS has played over 300 ODIs for India, they know how to get runs, Ganguly told <i>India Today</i>. More than 9,000 runs for Dhoni in one-day cricket and he ll get a few more by the time he finishes. It s the captain s confidence and Virat should get a lot of credit for it because he s put a lot of faith in Dhoni and that allowed MS to play the way he wanted. Players are made and players are broken by the faith you show in them. And I think Virat Kohli is responsible for what we are seeing of MS Dhoni today. <p></p> <p></p>India will head to Ganguly s hometown, Kolkata to face Australia in the second ODI on Thursday. Currently, Ganguly, now the President of Cricket Association of Bengali (CAB) is battling rains to ensure the ODI takes place.