MS Dhoni Is Among Greatest Sportsmen, Can Leave On His Terms: Gary Kirsten

MS Dhoni Is Among Greatest Sportsmen, Can Leave On His Terms: Gary Kirsten

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni with the 2011 World Cup (Credits: Twitter)

MS 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 has 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 is on the field.

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.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni (Credits: Twitter)

MS Dhoni among greatest sportsmen, can leave the game on his own terms: Gary Kirsten

At a time when speculations about MS Dhoni’s future is rife, India’s World Cup winning coach Gary Kirsten has suggested that he has the right to leave the game on his own terms. It was under Kirsten’s watchful eyes that India lifted the 2011 World Cup trophy and he knows the kind of player MS Dhoni is.

Kirsten said Dhoni is an incredible cricketer besides being intelligent, calm and fit. The South African also mentioned these are the qualities which separates him from other cricketers.

Gary Kirsten
Gary Kirsten (Credits: BCCI)

“MS Dhoni is an incredible cricketer. Intelligence, calmness, power, athleticism, speech and a match-winner separate him from others and puts him amongst the greatest sportsmen in the modern era,” Gary Kirsten told the Times of India.

“He has earned the right to leave the game on his own terms and no one should dictate to him when that time is,” he added.

A veteran of 350 ODIs, Dhoni has scored of 15000 runs in international cricket, and has been one of the most successful captain.