Former Indian Cricketer Rahul Dravid has praised the batting of MS Dhoni during the backened of a match by saying that the wicket-keeper batsman often played during the game as if the results don’t matter to him at all.
Rahul Dravid also said that in pressure cooker situations not worrying about the consequences at all can bring out the best in players. “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 in a videocast hosted by a sports website.
“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,” the former Indian Captain added.
MS. Dhoni has played his first ODI match against Bangladesh in 2004 but he truly arrived in the series against Pakistan in 2005 when he scored 148 runs in the second ODI of the six-match series at Vishakapatnam.
He is the only Captain in Indian history to win all the major ICC trophies i.e 50-over World Cup, T20 World Cup, and Champions Trophy. Under his leadership, India also managed to attain the number one ranking in Test cricket.
He has first led an inexperienced Indian team to the T20 World Cup triumph in 2007. He then took over the ODI captaincy but he had to wait for some time for leading the Test Series as Anil Kumble was doing the duties in the longest format of cricket.
In the course of his career, Dhoni has become famous for his outstanding finishing skills & Dhoni is viewed as the best finisher that cricket has ever had. In 2014, Dhoni had announced his retirement from Test Cricket & in 2017 Dhoni handed over the captaincy reins to Virat Kohli in the 50 over format. Dhoni would have made a comeback to the cricket field on March 29 in the IPL’s opening match between CSK & Mumbai Indians. However, the tournament has been suspended indefinitely as a precautionary measure against coronavirus.