MSK Prasad asserts MS Dhoni as best wicket-keeper and finisher in shorter formats

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 01/08/2019

Prasad asserts MS Dhoni as best wicket-keeper: The Chief selector was wax lyrical about the former India captain and current wicket-keeper.

Former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja were at the receiving end of severe criticism after they were unsuccessful in sealing the chase for India against New Zealand in the first semi-final of the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

While they couldn’t chase the required total for India, they have been highly spoken of by chief selector MSK Prasad. In a recent interview with ANI, Prasad disclosed a different result would have seen a contrasting response for both the knocks.

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“Had we won the semi-final [against New Zealand], especially after the collapse we had at the top of the order, then the knocks that [Ravindra] Jadeja and MS [Dhoni] played would have been hailed as one of the best knocks ever,” Prasad was quoted as saying.

MSK Prasad asserts MS Dhoni as best wicket-keeper

Dhoni, who made himself unavailable for the tour of West Indies, is currently deployed in the Indian Army in Kashmir. While he is supposed to be on a 15-day visit, there is not clarity regarding the future of the 38-year old cricketer at this point in time.

“I can clearly say this that till today MS is the best glovemen and finisher in India in the shorter formats. The others are still work in progress. MS was a big strength to this team in the World Cup both as a batsman and keeper, apart from sharing his vast experience with the team and captain while taking on-field decisions,” Prasad said.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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