An inspiration and establishment in himself: Mithali, Mandhana reward Dhoni


New Delhi, August 17

India ODI ladies’s group skipper Mithali Raj and star batter Smriti Mandhana on Monday praised the just-retired Mahendra Singh Dhoni, calling the two-time World Cup successful captain “an inspiration and institution in himself”.

Dhoni, the one captain to have received all of the ICC trophies, retired from worldwide cricket on Saturday, greater than a yr after he final performed for India—the misplaced World Cup semifinal towards New Zealand.

“Dhoni is an inspiration and institution in himself. He literally walks the talk, he is the dream of every small-town boy who aspires to play for the country and achieve it all,” Mithali mentioned in a video posted by the BCCI on its official Twitter deal with.

“Respect, fame and the love of individuals, I significantly admired him for his nerves of metal, innate calm and funky visage even below troublesome conditions.

“And of course his inimitable style, whether it is batting or wicket-keeping.”        

Dhoni, who made his ODI debut in 2004, performed 350 ODIs, 90 Tests and 98 T20I matches for India.

The Indian ladies’s group veteran added, “That helicopter shot, outside of any cricketing textbook, is a testament of his originality, talent and self belief. There will never be another like him. MS Dhoni is a legend etched in time forever.”        

Under Dhoni’s management, India additionally attained the world primary rating in Test cricket for his or her first time.

Mandhana additionally heaped reward on Dhoni.

“I still remember the way Dhoni sir walked out to bat in the 2011 World Cup final. The confidence on his face was something which I got inspired,” Mandhana mentioned in one other video uploaded by the cricket board.

“I am sure he has inspired everyone around him to be a better cricketer, a leader and most importantly a better human being. Thank you for your contribution Dhoni sir,” she added. PTI



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