Former Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Rashid Latif heaped praises on India’s talismanic ex-captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Latif proclaimed Dhoni to be a very good ambassador for the game.
The former captain of Pakistan national team is currently working with Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Karachi Kings as a team director.
Apart from being a good ambassador of the game, Latif also mentioned about MSD’s calm demeanour and good nature as a human being. Latif, further, cited out MS Dhoni as the primary reason for India’s success in the last decade.
Under the captaincy of the MSD, India tasted success in the World Cup of 2011, T20 World Cup of 2007, and Champions Trophy of 2013
De Kock is the best wicket-keeper: Latif
Apart from reaching semi-finals and finals of almost every major multi-lateral tournament India participated under him, MSD was also responsible for India’s taking the top spot in Test cricket.
“Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a very good ambassador of the game not only for India but for all over the world. A cool guy and that’s why India had a lot of success under him. He is a very good human being too,” quoted Rashid Latif, according to Gulf News.
When asked about who amongst the current crop of wicket-keeper is the best, Latif named South Africa’s Quinton de Kock as the best produced since Jeffrey Dujon.
“I feel De Kock is the best wicket-keeper after Jeffrey Dujon,” said the team advisor and director of Karachi Kings. The Kinsg have been knocked out of the competition, after a brilliant start.
The Pakistani veteran is one of the best wicket-keepers ever produced by Pakistan. He represented the country in 37 Tests and 166 One Day Internationals. Rashid bagged 301 catches and 49 dismissals behind the wicket.