Former India skipper MS Dhoni is often regarded as one of the best skippers who has ever played the game and under his leadership, he guided the national side to clinch ICC T20 World Cup 2007, ICC 50 Over World Cup 2011, and Champions Trophy 2013 respectively.
Recently, Pakistan’s former all-rounder Yasir Arafat also praised Dhoni for his outstanding leadership ability and stated that Pakistan needs a leader like him adding that the current Men in Green setup needs a leader like Dhoni to prosper in International cricket.
Arafat was part of that Pakistan side who was runner up in 2007 ICC men’s T20 World Cup side which was won by Men in Blue.
“MS Dhoni is not playing now, but if he had not retired, I would have taken him in the Pakistan XI as a captain. The current Pakistan team needs someone like Dhoni who knows the skill of man-management. Our players are talented, but they need a leader who has qualities like MS Dhoni,” said Arafat while being in a chat with Sports Yaari.
Further in the interaction, the all-rounder revealed that Ranchi Stalwart is considered as best in bringing the best out of any bowlers and under his mentorship has guided several spinners including the likes of Chahal and Kuldeep.
“You would have heard Shoaib Akhtar saying that whenever he bowled against MS Dhoni, he never knew how he would beat him. He is very strong mentally and physically. There was Michael Bevan in the ’90s before Dhoni. His ODI batting average was more than 50. I don’t think any current player in the world is even close to MS Dhoni when it comes to finishing,” concluded Arafat.