MS Dhoni helped India cross the line on plenty of occasions to become one of the finest finishers of the game. He will be right up there among the likes of Australia great Michael Bevan as far as finishing is concerned. Irfan Pathan, who played under his captaincy, spoke about the difference in the Dhoni and Virat Kohli era.
The former India fast bowler said Dhoni era was about calmness while Kohli was about aggression and one needs both to become successful. He also added that when a player has both he will perform better. “In Dhoni’s era, we saw a calmness and in Virat Kohli’s era we saw aggression. You need both these qualities to be successful,” Irfan said on Star Sports Connected.
“A player, how he uses his calmness and his aggression to perform better, we have seen in both the eras,” Pathan highlighted.
“We have seen MS Dhoni come at the end and win us matches from difficult situations and we have seen Virat Kohli’s amazing record in Test cricket,” he further said.
MS Dhoni understands the game well. He knows the strength of the side and backs his players accordingly. He does not takes any kind of frivolous decisions and likes to maintain his calm. It is due to these qualities Dhoni comes up as one of the most calm and composed character on the cricket field.
Dhoni made a big name for himself by making the country proud with his achievements after coming from the cricketing backwaters of Ranchi. He has achieved immense success as a player and also grew up to be one of the most successful captains and achieved almost everything the ICC tournaments had to offer.
All the success had made him one of the most influential person on the cricketing circuit but he was not the same when he was first introduced to the national team. Besides that, MS Dhoni has also been the go-to man for his teammates whenever he was on the field.