Considered as one of the sharpest and shrewdest minds in world cricket – Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not just a cricketer but a living legend in the sport. His skills, abilities to read the game and tactics are not only lauded by the fans but also from the experts of the game. But at the end of the day, Dhoni is also a human being and the veteran stumper too sometimes goes wrong with his tips, reckons India young wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav.
Kuldeep made the remarks in jest when asked whether he, in any point of time in his career, had questioned the former India World Cup-winning captain about his tips.
“There are a lot of times he (Dhoni) goes wrong but then you can’t say that to him,” Kuldeep said at the sidelines of the CEAT Cricket Rating Awards in Mumbai on Monday.
Kuldeep, however, said Dhoni is someone who puts forward his views in between overs only when he feels it is required.
“Zyada baat nahi karte woh (he doesn’t speak much). He speaks only between overs if he thinks he needs to point out something,” added Kuldeep.
Dhoni was the skipper of the Indian team that won the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup and then led the side to the ODI World Cup title in 2011.
Dhoni quit Test cricket in 2014 and then gave up ODI and T20 captaincy in 2017. He now plays only as a player under Virat Kohli’s captaincy for India.
The 37-year-old has only retained his captaincy for the Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings.
During the CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards 2019, India captain Virat Kohli bagged the ‘International Cricketer and Batsman of the Year’ award. However, the Indian captain could not make it to the glittering ceremony in Mumbai. India’s ace batswoman – Smriti Mandhana was also honoured with the ‘International Women Cricketer of the Year’ award during the ceremony.
(With Agency Inputs)