Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni have been very vocal in this series, and thanks to the amped up stump-mic, all of it has been made available to the millions of Indian cricket fans who have been following this series.
Virat Kohli has led this Indian side very ably, scoring heaps of runs and creating history in South Africa. A lot of credit though also has to go to the Indian wrist spinners, both of whom have been brilliant with the ball, bamboozling the South African batsmen with their trickery.
And while the spinners have received a lot of praise for their exceptional wrist bowling skills, one man has been running the orchestra all along, guiding the spinners through thick and thin.
The spinners and the Indian team will be highly indebted to MS Dhoni for his experience from behind the stumps, recognising the strengths and weaknesses of the batsmen and asking the wrist spinners to bowl accordingly.
Dhoni’s wicketkeeping skills have been top notch in the series, a facet that has been overlooked by a lot of cricket fans. Just imagine, the spinners beating the batsman in the air and the wicketkeeper shelling a simple stumping chance.
Check out the video:
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In the video MS Dhoni is seen guiding not only the spinners but also Virat Kohli, helping him withe field placings, asking all fielders to maintain their angles with respect to the batsman.
The Indian team has greatly benefitted from this wonderful relationship that Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni share. The mutual respect has led to this smooth transition of captaincy, something that takes years for a lot of teams. However, for India this transition has almost seemed non-existent, with Kohli carrying on from where Dhoni left.