ABU DHABI: Australian cricketer Ben Dunk might need drawn inspiration from Adam Gilchrist in his early years however the wicket-keeper batsman needs to emulate former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Dunk, who performed 5 T20Is for Australia, on Tuesday mentioned Dhoni is the primary wicket-keeper batsman cricket has ever seen. The 33-year-old cricketer was in awe of the previous Indian skipper’s means to be calm and composed beneath intense conditions throughout a recreation.
Dunk revealed that whereas taking part in for Melbourne Stars he typically asks staff supervisor Russell Radhakrishnan, who can also be the staff supervisor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK), as to how would Dhoni react in a specific scenario.
“I feel MS is absolutely the primary wicket-keeper batsman we’ve got ever seen. The way in which he has performed over for an extended time frame. He’s wonderful. I typically ask Russell Radhakrishnan what would MS (Dhoni) do in conditions of a recreation. His legacy, his file speaks for himself, he takes the sport from a scenario when win appears not possible and he is ready to in some way win the sport on a regular basis. If I can play 5 to 10 % nearly as good as MS I can be very pleased,” mentioned Dunk whereas replying to a question from ANI.
Dunk additionally revealed that in his education days he stayed up late simply to observe former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen bat in Ashes 2005.
“Rising up I seemed as much as Adam Gilchrist as a left-handed batsman after which I fell in love with Kevin Pietersen’s recreation throughout the 2005 Ashes collection, I used to be in boarding faculty and stayed up late to observe the collection. He performed rather well and I liked watching him,” mentioned Dunk.
Dunk started his state profession as Queensland’s wicketkeeping understudy however made his identify as a specialist batsman after transferring to Tasmania.
The left-handed batsman will now be seen in motion for Qalandars within the upcoming Abu Dhabi T10 league. The showpiece occasion can be performed from January 28 to February 6 on the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.
Final month, Dhoni was named because the captain of ICC Males’s ODI and T20I Crew of the Decade. The CSK skipper additionally bagged the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade for his gesture of calling again England batsman Ian Bell after a weird run out within the Nottingham Check in 2011.
Dhoni retired from worldwide cricket in August final yr. He made his ODI debut in opposition to Bangladesh in 2004. Dhoni performed 350 ODIs along with his highest rating being 183 in opposition to Sri Lanka. He stays the one captain to win all main ICC trophies (50-over World Cup, T20 World Cup, and Champions Trophy).