“I Would Have Chosen MS Dhoni In The Pakistan XI As A Captain”- Yasir Arafat

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Yasir Arafat About MS Dhoni And Pakistan Team
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MS Dhoni, the former Indian captain, is one of cricket’s most iconic people. He was praised by various greats in the field for leading India to unbelievable heights. Yasir Arafat, Pakistan’s former all-rounder, recently praised Dhoni for his great leadership qualities, saying that Pakistan needed a leader like him. Arafat went on to say that having a captain like MSD would be hugely beneficial to Men in Green. Let’s talk about the statement, Yasir Arafat About MS Dhoni And Pakistan Team.

When it comes to the famous captain, he guided India to all of the ICC trophies during his time in charge. His first major achievement came in 2007, when he guided India to victory in the ICC T20 World Cup, defeating Pakistan in the final. Pakistan’s all-rounder was a member of the team that finished second in the big event. Arafat also mentioned that the 39-year-old complimented his bowling at the time of the same event.

Pakistan Now Requires a Captain Like MS Dhoni: Yasir Arafat About MS Dhoni And Pakistan Team

“MS Dhoni is not playing now, but if he had not retired, I would have taken him in the Pakistan XI as a captain. The current Pakistan team needs someone like Dhoni who knows the skill of man-management. Our players are talented, but they need a leader who has qualities like MS Dhoni,” said Arafat while being in a chat with Sports Yaari.

During the conversation, the former Pakistan captain claimed that the Ranchi Stalwart excels in bringing out the best in players. He went on to say that even a world-class bowler like Shoaib Akhtar couldn’t prepare against him when it came to his finishing ability.

Shoaib Akhtar  never knew how he would face MS Dhoni- Arafat

“You would have heard Shoaib Akhtar saying that whenever he bowled against MS Dhoni, he never knew how he would beat him. He is very strong mentally and physically. There was Michael Bevan in the ’90s before Dhoni. His ODI batting average was more than 50. I don’t think any current player in the world is even close to MS Dhoni when it comes to finishing,” concluded Arafat.

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