Former Indian captain MS Dhoni has nothing left to play for anymore. Even as the world awaits the decision on his future, former and current cricketers keep singing words of praises for him. His fellow countryman and a close competitor at once, Dinesh Karthik and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson are two of the latest ones to do so.
The 38-year-old hasn’t donned the Indian colours or played any competitive cricket since the 2019 World Cup in July. The keeper-batsman scored a fighting and valiant fifty and was on track to take India to the final before Martin Guptill’s direct hit dismissed him. It resulted in India’s exit and New Zealand’s progression to the final of the mega event.
Dinesh Karthik revealed the tour of Zimbabwe in the early 2000s when it was the first A tour for him. Karthik claimed that MS Dhoni was so chilled out, calm, and relaxed and that he has never seen an angry outburst or expressing the same explicitly. Karthik hilariously pointed out that the difference now is that the veteran has more white hairs.
“In 2003 or 2004, when I went for my first A tour with him, he was pretty much an easy-going, chill, relaxed character and that’s what you see as well. The only difference is that there’s a lot more white hair now, but inside, he’s pretty calm. I haven’t seen him get angry that often or I haven’t seen him express his anger explicitly outside too often. So, he’s been pretty much the same.” the 35-year old said as quoted by Times Now.
MS Dhoni is a special individual: Kane Williamson
As far as Kane Williamson thinks, the 29-year-old labelled the Jharkhand cricketer as a focussed player and the one who entirely avoid things during a game which can be distracting. Williamson concluded with acknowledging him as a special individual.
“You might finish a series and try and have a quick chat and find the secret, but he seems to take it in his stride and appreciate the game. He seems to remember what is important and not get too caught up with some of those things that may be distracting, very focused on what’s important, but a special individual.” the Black Caps’ skipper stated.