Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni
Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni. (Photograph Supply: Getty Pictures)

Former India captain MS Dhoni, thus far, is thought to be among the best finishers to have ever performed the sport of cricket. He has batted on the lower-middle order for a big a part of his profession. His statistics whereas enjoying the sport at No. 5 and No. 6 are astounding as he went on to realize nice heights whereas chasing a complete in white-ball cricket.

Many individuals, although, may not give Rahul Dravid sufficient credit score for first deploying the wicketkeeper-batter within the function of a finisher. Dravid, the present head coach of the Indian nationwide group, had notably as soon as shared his ideas on MS Dhoni and his sport technique throughout the closing levels of a match.

In a dialog with former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar in a videocast hosted by ESPNCricinfo, Dravid lauded Dhoni’s mindset whereas enjoying a sport. Here’s what Dravid had mentioned in regards to the captain cool:

“If you watch Mahendra Singh Dhoni play on the again finish of the sport or at his greatest (when he was at his greatest), you at all times acquired the sensation that, ‘Hey, he’s doing one thing actually necessary. However he’s enjoying just like the end result does not likely matter to him.’ I believe that you must have that or that you must practice it. I believe it’s a talent that I probably by no means had. I imply, when it mattered to me deeply, it mattered to me, the implications, you recognize?”

“However I believe it could be actually attention-grabbing to ask Mahendra Singh Dhoni whether or not that is one thing that’s come naturally to him or one thing that he’s probably labored on. And if he has the reply to what it’s, then he ought to market that! However that’s what nice finishers, on the again finish, or guys who can bowl on the deaths, they’re in a position to do. They’re in a position to get themselves into that way of thinking.”

MS Dhoni retired from worldwide cricket on 15 August 2020

Rahul Dravid’s feedback got here again in June 2020, simply weeks earlier than the legendary cricketer introduced his retirement. August 15, which is at the moment, marks two years of the wicketkeeper-batter’s retirement from worldwide cricket. Dhoni’s final worldwide sport was the 2019 World Cup semi-final towards New Zealand, the place he was run out, a second that each Indian cricket fan would keep in mind for ages to come back.