MS Dhoni retires: Famous quotes on greatest Indian skipper
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, one of India’s best captains, has decided to call time on his Test career with immediate effect in the wake of India’s series defeat against Australia.
Dhoni, under whom India had become the world’s no 1 Test side wanted to concentrate on the shorter format of the game and said that the strain of playing all the three formats was getting to him.
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Virat Kohli, who captained India in the first Test match will be leading the side in the final match as well, starting from 6th January at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Here are few quotes by some famous cricketers on him:
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“Dhoni the best captain I have played under” – Sachin Tendulkar
“He has that uniqueness to respond to a tough situation with ease. He does not involve himself much emotionally, and that’s his quality. India are lucky to have a captain like Dhoni.” – VVS Laxman
“As far as one-day cricket is concerned, Dhoni is one of the greatest captains of all times in India.” – Sourav Ganguly
“He is undoubtedly one of the best captains we have ever produced.” – Gundappa Vishwanath
“It was a superb win. Hats off to Dhoni, I think he is the best captain we have got. Despite not having Sachin ( Tendulkar) Rahul (Dravid), Dhoni could get all the youngsters together and showed the team spirit within this unit. This looks like a complete team and Dhoni is probably the best captain India has ever had.” – Ajit Wadekar (after Champions Trophy’13 victory)
“If you want to learn batting, bat with MS Dhoni.” – Ravindra Jadeja
“Dhoni is my hero. We talk a lot about Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, but this boy has as much as talent as anyone in the game.” – Kapil Dev
“If 15 runs are needed off the last over, pressure is on the bowler… not on MS Dhoni.” – Ian Bishop
“The coolest man in world cricket MS Dhoni delivers when it most matters!” -Michael Vaughan
“He is a great leader by example. Someone whom I have always admired for his ability to remain balanced and have the sense of equanimity about his captaincy.” – Rahul Dravid
“I would go to war with Dhoni by my side.” – Gary Kirsten
“When I die, the last thing I want to see is the six that Dhoni hit in the 2011 World Cup final.” – Sunil Gavaskar