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MS Dhoni’s legacy and impact on Indian cricket will be long lasting: Adam Gilchrist

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Former Australian gloveman and a legend of the sport, Adam Gilchrist, on Wednesday opined that he charges former Indian captain MS Dhoni above his then contemporaries Kumar Sangakkara, Mark Boucher and Brendon McCullum whereas saying that veteran Indian’s impact in cricket will be long-lasting. 

Speaking to Madonna Tixeira on her present ‘Live Connect’, Gilchrist mentioned, “Look it has 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 at the top, followed by Sangakara and Brendon.”

“Mark Boucher, unfortunately, had a slightly shorter career due to an eye injury but what an outstanding group of cricketers this is.”

Gilchrist additional went on to say that he loved watching the profession of Dhoni as he lived as much as the expectation of a billion Indians whereas conserving himself calm and composed all through. 

“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 just his rise to fame and fortune and to live up to expectations in a country like India that is so passionate about cricket. I think the way he handled himself was extraordinary,” Gilchrist mentioned.

“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.”

Dhoni finally led his nation to title triumph in 2007 World T20, 2011 World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy. 

He final performed cricket in July 2019 and has since been away from nationwide choice. He is nonetheless seeking to return to the game with the 13th season of the Indian Premier League.

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