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Rahul Dravid lets out MS Dhoni's ability that has helped him become finest finisher in ODI

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 June 2020, 18:57 IST
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India’s World Cup winning skipper MS Dhoni broke into the Indian team in the year 2004 under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly. While he did take huge strides in international circuit in his early years, Dhoni consolidated his place in the team and went on to become one of the finest finishers in the game at a time when Rahul Dravid was the skipper.

Dravid has seen MS Dhoni play some brilliant innings from very close quarters and he feels Dhoni’s ability to dissociate himself from the result of the match is something that has helped him become finest finisher in ODI cricket.

“You watch MS Dhoni play during the backend of a match when he was at his best, you always felt like that he is doing something really important to him but he is playing it like the result does not really matter to him,” Dravid told Sanjay Manjrekar during a videocast hosted by ESPNCricinfo.

“I think you need to have that or you need to train for it. It is a skill that I never had. The consequences of any decision mattered to me. It would be interesting to ask MS Dhoni that is this something that has come naturally to him or did he work on this during his career,” he added.

MS Dhoni along with Yuvraj Singh helped India beat arch-foes Pakistan 4-1 in a series in Pakistan in 2006. Dravid was the captain on the side and Dhoni’s performance put him on the path to becoming the finest finishers of the game.

MS Dhoni has not featured in any international cricket since playing in the ICC World Cup semi-final against New Zealand in 2019. He was supposed to lead Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the IPL this season before the tournament got postponed.

There are widespread speculations about MS Dhoni’s future in the Indian team but as has been the case throughout his career, MS Dhoni has kept all cards, regarding his future in international cricket, very close to his chest.

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First published: 11 June 2020, 18:57 IST