MS Dhoni is one of the best wicket-keeper, batsman, captain and everything. No one can question his fitness and glovework, even at the age of 36. He has been the talk of the town with his every move on or off the field – ever since his debut in 2004.
MS DHONI, NO.1 WICKET-KEEPER
Praising his latest performances against Sri Lanka – Chief selector of the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) MSK Prasad referred Dhoni as ‘No. 1 wicketkeeper on the planet’ and confirmed that MS Dhoni will be India’s wicketkeeper till the 2019 ICC World Cup.
I think MS Dhoni still remains the No 1 wicket-keeper in the world and day in and day out we have been saying this. There is no comparison and I don’t see any wicketkeeper, who can even come close to him in world cricket, leave alone Indian Cricket.
Prasad also said that there was no one close enough to replace Dhoni in the national team and made it clear that who have been tried, are not even close to his level.
MS DHONI IS IRREPLACEABLE
Meanwhile, former Indian Skipper and current National Coach Ravi Shastri said MS Dhoni is irreplaceable in the Indian ODI team right now, he can even beat players who are ten years younger than him.
We are not stupid. I have been watching this sport for the last 30-40 years. Virat has been a part of this team for a decade now. We know, at this age, he (Dhoni) can beat players aged 26. People who talk, forget that they played the game.
Further, he added,
If they look at themselves in the mirror and ask the question, ‘what they were at the age of 36?’ Would they have run two runs faster? But the time they finish two, this guy will run three. Then he has won only two World Cups and averages only 51. Till today you don’t have a wicket-keeper to replace him in the one-day team. He is still one of the best around, not only in the Indian team but in the world. Some of the things you see with him are not sold in the market. You will not get it anywhere else.
With 100 stumpings in ODIs, Dhoni has etched his wicket-keeping legacy in gold. He is an invaluable asset to the Indian team. For those who crave statistics more than effectiveness, Dhoni has matched the numbers now.
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