Karachi, August 18
The Pakistan cricket group hailed Mahendra Singh Dhoni in a single voice, calling him certainly one of best captains that India produced and the one, who impacted the sport in his personal manner.
Dhoni, who introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket on Saturday, received the ICC World Cup, World T20 and Champions Trophy titles apart from taking India to the primary spot in Test cricket.
Pakistani stalwarts comparable to Inzamam-ul-Haq, Basit Ali, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis Mudassar Nazar, Shahid Afridi and lots of others confirmed immense respect for Dhoni.
Inzamam, who received essentially the most caps for Pakistan, stated, “He is in my mind one of the greatest cricket captains India has produced. A true match-winner against whom I enjoyed playing against a lot.”
Rashid Latif felt that Dhoni’s legacy will probably be remembered endlessly in Indian cricket however on the identical time, his retirement means Virat Kohli now can create his personal legacy.
“Fantastic participant and captain. He had this knack for studying the sport so precisely and utilizing his gamers accordingly for each state of affairs and he was the right match finisher.
“He used to read the situation so well and finish accordingly. The criticism against him after last year’s World Cup’s semi-final was unjustified as he tried his best in difficult circumstances.” Former Test opener, Mudassar Nazar stated there was little doubt that Dhoni was one of many nice finishers the sport has produced.
“I first saw him when I was coaching in Kenya. There was a triangular tournament in Nairobi and Dhoni scored back-to-back centuries. But even then I never knew he would go on to leave such a big impact on Indian and world cricket,” Mudassar stated.
Muhammad Yousuf himself a prime batsman stated that Dhoni’s means to get runs as captain and wicketkeeper was astonishing.
“He batted at different positions and he always delivered. I remember his innings in the 2011 World Cup final. It was a masterstroke the way he promoted himself in the batting order and hit the winning six.”
Basit Ali stated that in his whole profession he had by no means seen a extra versatile participant than Dhoni.
“Just look at his record for India and for Chennai Super Kings it is amazing. When he played for Pune in 2016 and 2017 his team played in the IPL final. Such was his impact on any team.” Former Test opener and chief selector, Mohsin Khan stated that Dhoni’s best contribution was to captain groups that included prime senior gamers and in addition groom and encourage younger upcoming gamers.
“His balancing act was so impressive. The way he led the senior players, gave them respect and kept the calm in the dressing room. The way he picked and then backed so many young players who have eventually become world-class performers for India including Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.” Former captain and wicketkeeper-batsman, Moin Khan additionally had particular phrases for Dhoni.
“Personally, I find him to be a very exciting and class player who fits the description of an impact-player perfectly. He really came through for India and he deserves all credit for the way he set the example with his bowling, batting and fielding,” stated Moin.
Flamboyant all-rounder, Shahid Afridi additionally praised Dhoni in a tweet and wished him the very best for the longer term.
“One of the true legends of the game and one of the greatest captains,” Afridi wrote. –PTI