Afsar Zazai on MS Dhoni: Afghanistan’s wicket-keeper has revealed that MS Dhoni is his idol since his childhood.
Former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been the apple of a plethora of people’s eyes since his international debut. Among these people are both his fans and several fellow cricketers as well.
Despite his indifferent returns with the bat this year, Dhoni has continued to increase the list of his apprentices with Virat Kohli, Kedar Jadhav, Rishabh Pant, Siddarth Kaul and Mohammad Siraj joining the list in the last month or so. His nature of lending a helping hand to his juniors makes him a very approachable individual.
The most recent cricketer to join this listing is Afghanistan wicket-keeper batsman in Afsar Zazai. In an interview with Sportstar, Zazai was quoted, “He [Dhoni] has been my idol since childhood. I like his coolness. His attitude on and off the field is remarkable.”
Mohammed Shahzad, Afghanistan’s swash-buckling wicket-keeper opening batsman, has also expressed his admiration for Dhoni and the helicopter shot in the past.
Zazai was also vocal about the ongoing Afghanistan Premier League, where he is playing for Kabul Zwanan. “Lots of Afghan people, who live in the UAE, had come to support at the recent Asia Cup in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. I hope those fans come for the APL matches too,” said Zazai about his expectations regarding people looking forward to the APL.
Having made his international debut (one and only T20I played so far) against Kenya at Sharjah in 2013, Zazai last played for Afghanistan during their inaugural Test against India at Bengaluru earlier this year. Zazai has played 17 ODIs for his nation, scoring 264 runs at an average of 17.60 and a strike rate of 54.09.
Below are some of the recent Twitter reactions on Dhoni:
Dhoni is great in the world pic.twitter.com/bYrKJR4r58
— Ram (@Ram03017817) October 4, 2018
That’s the difference between kohli and dhoni. pic.twitter.com/WwWf5hHu9B
— Mask Indian (@Mr_LoLwa) October 7, 2018
Ms Dhoni last five stumping pic.twitter.com/bK19LGsoyc
— Raji Roy 67 (@67_raji) October 5, 2018