Dhoni changed the face of Indian cricket: ICC
As the former Indian skipper MS Dhoni will turn 38 on Sunday, International Cricket Council (ICC) paid massive tribute to Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his best service to Indian cricket. The international cricket body also went on to congratulate the World Cup-winning skipper for changing the “face of Indian cricket”.
MS Dhoni is the only captain to have helped the team win 3 ICC Trophies (2011 ODI World Cup, 2007 T20 World Cup and Champions Trophy).
The ICC posted a clip celebrating MS Dhoni achievements.
🔹 A name that changed the face of Indian cricket 🔹 A name inspiring millions across the globe 🔹 A name with an undeniable legacy MS Dhoni – not just a name! #CWC19 | #TeamIndia
🔹 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
In the video, skipper Virat Kohli and pacer Jasprit Bumrah are seen talking about the calming influence of Indian wicketkeeper-batsman.
“What you see from the outside is very different from how things happen within a person. He’s always calm and composed, there’s so much to learn from him. He was my captain and he will always be my captain. Our understanding has always been brilliant. I am always up for listening to his advice,” Kohli said.
“When I came to the team in 2016, he was the captain. He’s a calming influence on the team and he’s always there to help,” Bumrah said.
England’s all-rounder Ben Stokes also showered his praise on MS Dhoni, highlighting that no one will ever be as good as Dhoni.
It is cognisance of the fact that Ben Stokes shared the same dressing room with MS Dhoni during their stint at the IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiants. “One of the greats of the game, phenomenal wicket-keeper. I don’t think anyone will be as good as him,” Stokes said.
“Obviously a fellow wicket-keeper, he has been my idol growing up. Mr Cool, I love his persona on the field, he has got lightning fast hands behind the stumps, he looks very calm when he bats. He is a huge ambassador for the game and I am a huge MS Dhoni fan.”