Langer hails Dhoni as superstar and an all-time great
Australia coach Justin Langer praises wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni after a brilliant show with the bat throughout the series.
While youngsters are in the brink of their career seeing been destroyed, here is another man who just showed once again that form is temporary, but class is permanent.
The former Indian captain was dropped from the T20I squad and he was unlikely to get picked in the ODI series too. But at the end of the day, the 37-year old MS Dhoni fought back and turned the tables. He scored three fifties in a row and named the man of the series.
And the Australian head coach didn’t hold back to praise the former Indian captain and also labeled him as an all-time great in the post-match press conference.
“MS Dhoni, like Virat Kohli, like Cheteshwar Pujara in the Test series, they give us really great role models. MS Dhoni, his record, everything speaks for itself as a captain, batsman, wicketkeeper. He is literally an all-time great of the game and it has been, as hard as it is to lose, a privilege to play against those guys.”
Langer also insisted that his players should take lessons and gain experience from such a role model.
“If MS Dhoni can come out and run between wickets like that after keeping wickets for 50 overs, that is the level the whole world should be aspiring to. I would be amazed if they (Australian players) don’t learn from playing against those guys. For a young squad, there is no better lesson and learning to rub shoulders with great players. I’m glad we have had the experience,” he concluded.
Dhoni scored 51 in the first ODI, an unbeaten 55* and 87* in the 2nd and third ODI respectively to take his side over the line and seal the first ever bilateral series win in Australia.