MS Dhoni becomes the first Indian wicket keeper to score a Test Cricket double hundred. The double ton was special as it was a quick fire which required only 2.5 sessions of play on a turning track. Since last series Dhoni has been on tremendous batting form, silencing his critics. The world cup winning captain of India has hailed many heights – as a batsmen, wicket-keeper and captain. The only cricketing feet which still remain alien to him is a successful record of test cricket victories in foreign soils. Let’s have a quick look at how important MS Dhoni is to India Cricket Team and what would have been the condition of Indian Cricket Team Selectors had he been not there.
MS Dhoni – The Most Important Element of Indian Cricket Team
For a good cricket team, the following critical positions cannot be compromised.
- A good captain (Even if he is not a good batsman, bowler or a wicket-keeper).
- A good wicket keeper (Even if he is not a good batsman).
- A good batsman ( Even if he can’t bowl or field well)
Replacement of Dhoni – A possibility of Three!
How good is Dhoni – An analysis of statistics
Dhoni handles the position of a captain, wicket keeper and middle order batsman in such a fashion that there is no comparison even in cricketing history. His batting might not be a treat of technical perfection, but undoubtedly he is the best finisher of the game (even under pressure situations) India has ever seen. Statistics often do not give the right picture of the cricket ground, situations of pressure, captain’s crucial decisions or match winning innings. But it’s still worth to look at.