MS Dhoni is without a doubt one of the greatest cricketers of all time, and his statistics speak for themselves. Dhoni is a powerful force behind the wickets, in addition to being a brilliant batsman and leader. The wicketkeeper has lightning-quick hands that allow him to do flawless stumpings. Despite his glovework has been criticized, there is no questioning that he has been quite successful.
Dhoni, who played his farewell international encounter versus New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup semi-final the year before, retired from international cricket last year. He did, unfortunately, keep playing in the IPL. Despite the fact that he hasn’t accomplished much communicating with the bat since retiring from Team India, Dhoni has maintained to torture hitters behind the wickets.
Team India head coach Ravi Shastri lauded Dhoni’s wicket keeping abilities, saying the veteran’s unconventional approach is difficult to imitate. Dhoni’s hands, according to Shastri, are faster than a pickpocket’s.
MS was sharp in his observation of whatever was happening on the field: Ravi Shastri
“MS is an unorthodox cricketer. His technique, in front of and behind the stumps, is not easily replicable. My suggestion to youngsters is don’t try imitating him unless it comes naturally. What made him so successful were his splendid hands. They were quicker than a pickpocket’s,” Shastri opened about Dhoni.
“No other wicketkeeper, at least in the era MS has played, was that fast. He was the best in the world for a long while, and in white-ball cricket by a long distance,” he added.
Dhoni, on the other hand, has a smart cricket understanding. Considering his appraisal of a situation fast, he makes precise judgments more frequently than not. The Ranchi-born player has also made several smart Decision Review System (DRS) judgments. Shastri praised Dhoni’s keen observation abilities, noting the same.
“MS was sharp in his observation of whatever was happening on the field, and uncanny when it came to making decisions based on ‘reading’ the trend of play. This quality of his went unnoticed simply because he made such few mistakes,” he asserted.
Meantime, Dhoni is preparing for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021’s second leg, which begins on 19th September. Chennai Super Kings performed admirably in the first halves under his guidance, and they would like to continue their winning streak.