Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni (Photo credit score: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP through Getty Images)KOLKATA: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not solely among the best finishers in world cricket, he is a damaging top-order batsman too who ought to bat greater up, feels former India captain and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly. Dhoni, considered one among India’s most interesting leaders, turned 39 on Tuesday. It was below Ganguly that the Ranchi wicketkeeper-batsman made his debut and went on to win all ICC trophies for India, the one captain to take action.
During a chat with India Test opener Mayank Agarwal which was shared by BCCI with hashtag #DadaOpensWithMayank, Agarwal requested him: “Your word got Mahi bhai picked in the Indian team and the rest is history. Is that a myth or a reality?”
“That’s true but that’s my job isn’t it. That’s every captain’s job…pick the best and make the best team possible,” Ganguly replied.
“You go by your instincts. You go by the faith of that player that he will deliver for you.
“I’m joyful that Indian cricket got Mahendra Singh Dhoni because he is unbelievable.”
“One of the good finishers on the earth, stated Agarwal.
“One of the great players in world cricket. Not just a finisher, I think everyone talks about the way he finishes lower down the order…he batted at No. 3 when I was captain. He got 140 against Pakistan in Vizag..I always believe that he should bat up the order because he is so destructive,” Ganguly opined.
“You know the best player in the shorter format has the ability to hit boundaries at will. You look over a period of time, the history of one-day cricket…the best players can find the fence under pressure consistently and M.S. Dhoni was one of them,” he added.
Cricket fraternity thronged social media to increase birthday needs for Dhoni who led India to an ICC 50-over World Cup, T20 World Cup and Champions Trophy in 2013. He even led India to the primary rating in each Test and ODI codecs.
Dhoni has been on a sabbatical ever because the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup the place India misplaced to New Zealand. It’s been virtually a yr that he has been away from the cricket subject, but conversations about his return or future retirement have by no means died out within the time since and he nonetheless stays one of the talked about cricketers within the current period.
Dhoni has performed 90 Tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20Is for India, amassing over 17,000 worldwide runs.
Speculations about his retirement from all types of worldwide cricket have been on ever because the 2019 World Cup. But Dhoni has nonetheless not made any such announcement. However, one factor is for sure, each time he hangs his boots, will probably be a day when the complete nation may have tears of their eyes, identical to when Sachin Tendulkar drew curtains on his 24-year-old lengthy profession in Mumbai.