Not like virtually all budding proficient batters who graduate to play for India, former India captain MS Dhoni wasn’t the one who would make jaws drop in admiration together with his cowl drive. Be it former BCCI (Board of Management for Cricket in India) chief selector Kiran Extra’s insistence to have him play a Duleep Trophy closing, or former India captain Sourav Ganguly‘s determination to have him bat at No. 3 regardless of a couple of preliminary low scores, it was as if future was busy aligning the celebs completely for this wicket-keeper batter from Ranchi.
Possessing a novel batting type and arriving on the worldwide scene with the repute of being a brutal hitter of the leather-based ball, Dhoni needed to give you one thing particular for followers to persuade them that he was there to remain. The disbelief in his unorthodox approach was such that former Pakistan head coach Bob Woolmer and different Pakistani gamers touring India in 2005 simply couldn’t fathom that he had a wonderful tour of Kenya (triangular collection additionally involving Pakistan A) representing India A the earlier yr.
MS Dhoni Was Ridiculed By Pakistan Gamers And Coach For Getting Out On 3
Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who was Pakistan A’s captain in Kenya eight months earlier than their tour of India in 2005, as soon as narrated an incident of how Dhoni was ridiculed by his fellow teammates when the latter received out on 3 throughout his maiden worldwide match in opposition to Pakistan.
Throughout an interplay with A Sports activities round 9 months in the past, Misbah recollected how Woolmer and a few gamers had a pleasant giggle at their pacer Ifthikhar Anjum, who had made them conscious of Dhoni’s big-hitting skills earlier than the collection, after the right-handed batter had received out cheaply within the first ODI. It’s value of a point out that Anjum was additionally part of the Pakistan A aspect in Kenya, and had witnessed Dhoni smack the leather-based from floor zero.
Through the interplay (video under), Misbah had incorrectly claimed that Dhoni was despatched in to bat at No. 3 in Kochi. In actuality, he had batted at No. 7 proper earlier than receiving a promotion from Ganguly.
“It was Pakistan’s tour [of India] and Bob Woolmer was our coach. Rao Iftikhar [Anjum] was additionally in our crew. Rao…
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