Speculations on the retirement of former India skipper MS Dhoni is on an all-time high after his poor outing in the ICC World Cup 2019. Amidst his retirement talks, the veteran cricketer has made himself unavailable for the upcoming series against West Indies. Krunal Pandya, who has retained his spot in playing XI for the T20Is heaped praise on the senior statesman and said he wants to learn a trick or two from Dhoni.
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Krunal Pandya has been in stellar form in the recently concluded series between India A and West Indies A. He has contributed with both bat and ball helping his side to script a comfortable series over their opponents. So far, Pandya has played 11 T20I matches for India scoring 70 runs and picking 11 wickets at an economy rate of over 8. He will hope to improve his records and cement his berth in the playing XI.
MS Dhoni, who struggled in the World Cup has made himself unavailable for the series against West Indies. He will take a two-month break to train with the paramilitary force. This has increased all the speculations about his retirement. But Krunal Pandya backed the former skipper saying that he is the best finisher in the world and has been doing that every day.
“There is no big finisher in Indian and world cricket than Mahi bhai (Dhoni). He has been doing this day in and day out,” Krunal said to bcci.tv.
Furthermore, Krunal Pandya also wants to pick the brain of MS Dhoni. The veteran wicket-keeper batsman has been one of India’s finest skipper leading the country to three ICC titles. Besides, his ability to keep calm and read match situations to perfection makes him one of the best in the business.
“His patience and the way he reads the situation are the qualities which I would like to learn from him,” Krunal concluded.