Former India skipper Rahul Dravid has commented on MS Dhoni’s finishing qualities. The legendary batsman was already one of India’s main batsmen when Dhoni made his debut in 2004. And in no time, the wicketkeeper-batsman ended India’s long wait for a world-class finisher.
Within a year of his debut, MS Dhoni established himself as one of the best finishers in cricket. He kept enhancing his reputation and is now widely regarded as the best finisher in the history of the game. The fact that he has more than 10,000 runs in ODIs despite batting in lower middle-order for the most part of his career, speaks volumes of his batting prowess.
Rahul Dravid is one of the few men who saw Dhoni’s emergence from very close quarters. And he recently spoke about his finishing while speaking with former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar. Stating that he didn’t have those finishing abilities, Rahul Dravid hailed Dhoni as a great finisher.
“You always got the feeling that he is doing something really important. But he is playing like results do not really matter to him. Not an easy situation to get in. You need to have that or you need to train it. I potentially didn’t have that. The consequences mattered to me deeply.
“It will be really interesting to ask whether something like this comes naturally to him or something that he has potentially worked on. That’s what great finishers do. They are able to get themselves in that frame of mind,” Rahul Dravid said while speaking on ESPNCricinfo.
Meanwhile, the former India international has been associated with cricket since bringing down curtains on his illustrious career. He is currently the director of the National Cricket Academy and previously served as the head coach of India A and India U19 sides.