Adam Gilchrist is usually credited for revolutionising the position of wicket-keeper’s in worldwide cricket. Gilchrist who was a protected home behind the stumps, did numerous harm with the bat in limited-overs cricket as an opener and additionally as a No.7 in Test cricket. The former Australia cricketer who’s considered one in every of the best wicket-keepers to have ever performed the recreation, ranked India’s MS Dhoni, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum and South Africa’s Mark Boucher in response to his choice and additionally selected the best amongst them.
Gilchrist picked Dhoni as the best keeper amongst the checklist of greats.
“Look it got to be Dhoni …my name is Gilly not silly I understand I’m talking to an Indian with a lot of Indian supporters so of course, Dhoni’s up the top then Sangakara and Brendon (McCullum),” mentioned Gilchrist in an interview with TV presenter Madonna Tixeira in her present ‘Live Connect’.
“Mark Boucher unfortunately a little bit short carrier due to an eye injury but what outstanding group cricketers,” added Gilchrist.
Dhoni is No.three in the checklist of wicket-keepers with most dismissals behind Boucher and Gilchrist. The former India captain has 634 catches and 195 stumpings – the most – to his identify as a keeper.
Along together with his wicketkeeping abilities, Dhoni can be rated as one in every of the best finishers of the recreation. He has 10,773 runs in ODIs at a mean of 50.83. Under his management, India received the 2007 T20 World Cup, the 2011 ODI World Cup, and the 2013 Champions Trophy.
Speaking about Dhoni as a cricketer, Gilchrist mentioned he liked watching the Indian keeper’s profession develop.
“I have really loved watching his career develop. He came on the scene with this amazing 100 that just set everyone on loving him and following him and the style of Cricket that he played. But his rise to fame and fortune and everything and the expectation in a country like India that is passionate about so many things certainly Cricket. I think the way he handled himself was extraordinary,” Gilchrist mentioned in his first Instagram interplay.
The former Australia nice additionally highlighted Dhoni’s calmness each on and off the area.
“His calmness on the field and the bit that I’ve observed and got to know him off the field it’s
extraordinary. There is a lot to be admired there. His lasting legacy and impact on Indian cricket and society in India will be long-lasting,” Gilchrist mentioned.
Dhoni, who has not performed aggressive cricket ever since World Cup semi-final in opposition to New Zealand final 12 months, is slated to return as the chief of Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020 which is able to now be held in UAE from September 19 to November 10.