MS Dhoni, who introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket on Saturday (August 15), received the ICC World Cup, World T20 and Champions Trophy titles moreover taking India to the primary spot in Test cricket.
Pakistani stalwarts similar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, Basit Ali, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis Mudassar Nazar, Shahid Afridi and plenty 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 without end in Indian cricket however on the similar 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 learn the state of affairs so nicely and end accordingly. The criticism towards him after final 12 months”s World Cup’s semi-final was unjustified as he tried his finest in tough circumstances.”
Former Test opener, Mudassar Nazar stated there was little question that Dhoni was one of many nice finishers the sport has produced.
“I first noticed him once I was teaching in Kenya. There was a triangular event in Nairobi and Dhoni scored back-to-back centuries. But even then I by no means knew he would go on to depart such a big effect on Indian and world cricket,” Mudassar stated.
Muhammad Yousuf himself a prime batsman stated that Dhoni’s skill to get runs as captain and wicketkeeper was astonishing.
“He batted at totally different positions and he all the time delivered. I bear in mind his innings within the 2011 World Cup remaining. It was a grasp stroke the way in which he promoted himself within the batting order and hit the profitable six.”
Basit Ali stated that in his whole profession he had by no means seen a extra versatile participant than Dhoni.
“Just have a look at his document for India and for Chennai Super Kings it’s superb. When he performed for Pune in 2016 and 2017 his staff performed within the IPL remaining. Such was his impression on any staff.”
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 spectacular. The manner he led the senior gamers, gave them respect and saved the calm within the dressing room. The manner he picked after which backed so many younger gamers who’ve ultimately change into world class performers for India together with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.”
Former captain and wicketkeeper-batsman, Moin Khan additionally had particular phrases for Dhoni.
“Personally, I discover him to be a really thrilling and sophistication participant who suits the outline of an impact-player completely. He actually got here via for India and he deserves all credit score for the way in which he set the instance along with his bowling, batting and fielding,” stated Moin.
One of the true legends of Indian cricket and one of many best captains, congratulations on a fantastic profession MS Dhoni! All one of the best on your future. https://t.co/ruw8hQ5z8Z
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) August 15, 2020
Flamboyant all-rounder, Shahid Afridi additionally praised Dhoni in a tweet and wished him one of the best for the longer term.
“One of the true legends of the game and one of the greatest captains,” Afridi wrote.
Meanwhile, Pakistan quick bowler Shoaib Akhtar additionally took to twitter to pay tribute to ‘legend’ Dhoni.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni retires from worldwide cricket. The story of cricket won’t ever be full with out him. Video tribute developing shortly. What a legend! #DhoniRetires #mahendrasinghdhoni pic.twitter.com/iFdFdHulRX
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) August 15, 2020
“Mahendra Singh Dhoni retires from international cricket. The story of cricket will never be complete without him. Video tribute coming up shortly. What a legend!,” Akhtar wrote on Twitter.
Get breaking information alerts.
You have already subscribed