Adam Gilchrist, former Australian swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batsman has picked MS Dhoni as the best wicketkeeper among the list of greats which included South Africa’s Mark Boucher, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, and New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum.
Gilchrist, who remains the instigator in the whirlwind change in the role of a wicketkeeper-batsman, recently appeared in an interview with TV Presenter Madonna Tixeira in ger show ‘Live Connect’ where he was asked to rank the other great wicketkeepers of the world.
Gilchrist hailed Dhoni as the best wicketkeeper followed by Kumar Sangakkara, Brendon McCullum, and Mark Boucher, who holds the record for most dismissals by a keeper in international cricket, followed by Gilly and MSD.
“Look it got to be Dhoni …my name is Gilly not silly I understand I’m talking to an Indian with a lot of Indian supporters so of course, Dhoni’s up the top then Sangakara and Brendon (McCullum). “Mark Boucher, unfortunately, a little bit short carrier due to an eye injury but what outstanding group cricketers,” said Gilchrist in an interview with TV presenter Madonna Tixeira in her show ‘Live Connect’.
‘I have really loved watching his career develop’- Adam Gilchrist on MS Dhoni
Apart from.all his achievements as a wicketkeeper-batsman and captain, one of Dhoni’s greatest abilities was the calmness that he ensued on the field even in the direst of situations. Heaping high praise on Dhoni’s demeanor, Adam Gilchrist said that the way Dhoni handled all the pressures of expectations that were laid on his shoulders was extraordinary.
I have really loved watching his career develop. He came on the scene with this amazing 100 that just set everyone on loving him and following him and the style of Cricket that he played. But his rise to fame and fortune and everything and the expectation in a country like India that is passionate about so many things certainly Cricket. I think the way he handled himself was extraordinary,” Adam Gilchrist said.
“His calmness on the field and the bit that I’ve observed and got to know him off the field it’s extraordinary. There is a lot to be admired there. His lasting legacy and impact on Indian cricket and society in India will be long-lasting,” Adam Gilchrist said.