Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah eulogize about MS Dhoni: The Indian captain and fast bowler spoke highly about the veteran wicket-keeper batsman.
Although not for the first time but former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen receiving plentiful praises in a recent video posted on the official Twitter handle of ICC (International Cricket Council).
With Dhoni set to turn 38 tomorrow, the video celebrates his success at the top for so long as an international cricketer. England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler becomes the first cricketer to throw accolades on Dhoni and admits being a “huge fan”.
“He’s [MS Dhoni] been an idol of mine growing up. Mr. Cool. I love his persona on the field. Looks very calm and composed when he bats. He’s got lightening fast hands behind the stumps. He loves to take the game deep. Great ambassador of the game. I’m a huge MS Dhoni fan,” Buttler was quoted as saying.
Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah eulogize about MS Dhoni
Other than Buttler and Afghanistan wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Shahzad, India captain Virat Kohli and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah also spoke about making their debut under Dhoni in 2008 and 2016 respectively. Both the cricketers were seen eulogizing about the legendary cricketer.
“What you see from outside is very different from how things happen within a person. His greatest skill is to maintain his composure in the toughest of moments. That’s why he is able to make such good decisions under pressure. So much to learn from him. When I walked into the team, he was my captain. He is always going to be my captain in my head!
“We all love having him around and seeing him have so much fun with his cricket now. He just enjoys every minute of being on the field. Our understanding has been brilliant over the year. When I walked into the Indian team, the reason why he gave me chances was because he believed that I play with the right intentions,” Kohli said.
On the other hand, Bumrah hailed Dhoni’s calming influence on the field. “For me, when I came into the Indian team [in 2016], he was my captain. It was a good relief for me. Whenever in doubt, we run up to him, ask him questions. He has a calming influence. He helps us a lot,” Bumrah added.
Watch the full video below:
🔹 A name that changed the face of Indian cricket
🔹 A name inspiring millions across the globe
🔹 A name with an undeniable legacy
— ICC (@ICC) July 6, 2019
All the three Indian cricketers are currently playing India’s last league match against Sri Lanka at Headingley.