MS Dhoni’s retirement from international cricket has undoubtedly left a gaping hole in the Indian cricket and spelt the end of an era. MS Dhoni announced curtains of his glorious top-level career via an Instagram video, highlighting his ups and downs of a 15-year career.
While his exploits as captain and batting are well-known, the 39-year-old was outstanding behind the stumps, which Wriddhiman Saha has opened up to.
MS Dhoni was often the reason that India enjoyed breakthroughs out of nowhere. The keeper-batsman affected lightning-fast stumpings took athletic catches and affected run-outs at times by not even looking at the stumps.
In over 500 games for India across formats, the iconic cricketer affected more than 700 dismissals. His 195 stumpings are the most by any gloveman in international cricket.
Wriddhiman Saha admitted that MS Dhoni was a natural keeper above all others. Saha conceded that he spoke to him about other keepers as well and acknowledged he got to learn a lot from the 39-year old.
“I spoke to him about other keepers as well, I always felt that Dhoni was a more natural wicketkeeper compared to others. I benefitted a lot just by talking to Mahi Bhai,” Saha told Deepdasgupta during a session for ESPN Cricinfo.
When MS Dhoni is free, he likes to play computer games: Wriddhiman Saha
The 35-year old went on to say that when Dhoni gets free time, he likes to gorge on computer games but spoke to him plenty during practice sessions. When being part of the CSK squad for three years, Saha revealed to have asked MS Dhoni on how to bat and keep in various conditions.
“When Mahi Bhai is free, he likes to play computer games, so I don’t disturb him often, but I used to talk to him during our practice sessions. I also interacted quite a bit with Dhoni when I was a part of the CSK squad for three years, I talked to him about various things including how to bat and keep in different conditions,” he added.