The former National Pakistan Cricket Team Captain and wicket-keeper batsman, Rashid Khan has made shocking remarks about MS Dhoni.
On his Youtube channel, Rashid said,’ Caught Behind’, “Dhoni was a batsman-wicket keeper. Obviously, Dhoni is a very big name. But if I go into stats, his dropping percentage is 21 per cent, which is huge, huge.’
MS Dhoni is a former Indian captain who is considered one of the eminent names in the list of wicket-keepers in the cricket world. One thing that makes him stand out from the rest is that he had a unique ability of extremely fast-stumping and no-look throws for the dismissal of the opponent batsman.
MS Dhoni is the only wicket-keeper to take 829 wickets, including 634 catches and 195 stumpings. Moreover, the former Indian wicket-keeper batsman is unbeaten for his most number of records with figures of 195, in the stumpings in international cricket. Despite owning all these records in cricket statistics, he couldn’t make a safe escape from the roast of the former Pakistani cricketer, Rashid Khan and he commented that there is a high catches’ drop-down percentage.
As per Rashid Latif, ‘Adam Gilchrist had a percentage of only 11, and Mark Boucher was very good. Australia’s Tim Paine started well but, towards the end, dropped a lot of catches. If you look at the best in the last 15 years, then I would say Quinton de Kock is superb, has kept in all three formats and batted at the top of the order in white ball cricket.’
Also, he opined that the former Australian wicket keeper Ian Healy is one of the greatest wicket-keepers he has seen in the cricket world. He admired him mainly because of the technique he used to keep wickets against Shane Warne on the rank turners of the subcontinent. Reviewing the best cricketers, Khan picked South African wicket-keeper, Quinton de Kock as the best keeper-batter in the team.
In 2011 cricket news, there came out a commentary, ‘Dhoniiiii finishes off in style. A magnificent strike into the crowd. India lifted the World Cup after 28 years. The party started in the dressing room. And it’s an Indian captain, who’s been absolutely magnificent, on the night of the final.’
To acquaint you with the greatness of the former Indian captain, let’s have a go-through of Dhoni’s profile.
- Belonging to the roots of Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Dhoni emerged in his international cricket career with his immense belief and perseverance to write history in the cricket world. Being consistent with his brutal performance with batting and wicket-keeping skills, he brought some real power to the pitch.
- Dhoni has an unparalleled technique and due to it looking ugly, there have been many questions raised against this. The assessment and analysis of Dhoni’s technique direct us to some of the major follies in the cricketing gameplay that the game is judged by the charm of playing over the functionality.
- Rather than punching with forearms, Dhoni bludgeons using his wrists, a low back-lift and ensures to play in the low order.
Cricket Statistics of Dhoni’s Captaincy Records
Dhoni has led the men in blue squad in all the cricket formats, let’s have a look at the following:
1. The Indian squad led in a total of 331 matches including 60 tests, 199 ODIs, and 72 T20Is under the captaincy of Dhoni which is one of the highest by any captain in either cricket format. With this major record on the side, he has surpassed the former Australia captain, Ricky Ponting who owns the leading figures of 324 matches during a T20 match against Zimbabwe in 2016.
2. He is the only captain to lead the Indian squad to 50 or more international matches in all three formats of cricket. Moreover, he also holds a unique record of being the only captain to win all three major ICC limited overs tournaments.
3. Beating Pakistan by 5 runs in 2007, Dhoni contributed to lifting the T20 World Cup. Winning the 50-overs World Cup against Sri Lanka by 6 wickets, his efforts led to the defeat in 2011. Continuing the queue, he bagged the Champions Trophy as well in 2013 by 5 runs, defeating England.
4. Dhoni is better known for his hard-hitting capabilities and wonderful finishing ability on the pitch. Twisting his wrists, he is renowned to hit easy sixes.
5. In the list of winning ODI matches, Dhoni holds an average of 70.83, which is the third highest by any captain among the captains who have hit a minimum of 1000 runs in winning matches.
6. In the ODI chases, shockingly, Dhoni was at ‘not out for 26 times made him reign the pitch followed by Arjuna Ranatunga with 22 such innings records.
Irrespective of owning these records, Rashid Khan spotlighted his dropping percentage in his performances. What do you think about Khan’s remarks on Dhoni? Stay tuned for the latest cricket news.
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