Cricket

‘MS Dhoni himself had said in an interview that he wanted to bat at number 4’: RP Singh on former captain

RP Singh said that MS Dhoni could have played higher at number four but probably went in at five or six to bear the pressure better.

‘MS Dhoni himself had said in an interview that he wanted to bat at number 4’: RP Singh on former captain

MS Dhoni proved himself to be one of the best finishers in limited overs cricket. Just a few days after the former skipper of Team India announced his retirement from international cricket, former pacer RP Singh feels Dhoni was a "completely different beast" batting at the deep end.

The left-arm fast bowler added that the wicketkeeper-batsman could have played higher at number four but probably went in at five or six to bear the pressure better.

In an interview with cricket.com, RP Singh was asked if he found it “strange” that Dhoni did not get to bat at number four more often despite enjoying the support of the management. RP Singh, who has played under Dhoni in the maiden T20 World Cup in 2007, said, “If I am not wrong, MS himself had said in an interview that he wanted to bat at number 4 but maybe team thought there was none better than him to absorb the pressure in the late order.”

“If you talk about the history of the game,” Singh added, “you will never get a player like Dhoni who has won so many matches from batting at that position”.

He also mentioned that the postponement of the T20 World Cup might have affected Dhoni’s retirement news. Singh stated that Dhoni's retirement might have been influenced by other factors like age and fitness. He pointed out how the player “hardly got any opportunity” to display his batting skills for the last year.

Updated Date: August 27, 2020 13:37:07 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

'No matter who you may be, there should not be...': When Ravi Shastri slammed MS Dhoni for slow strike rate
First Cricket News

'No matter who you may be, there should not be...': When Ravi Shastri slammed MS Dhoni for slow strike rate

Shastri vented out his frustration during the team meeting ahead of the final ODI which was also the series decider. He indirectly lashed out at MS Dhoni while maintaining eye contact with him, R Sridhar's book revealed.

India vs New Zealand 1st ODI: Michael Bracewell equals MS Dhoni's record with blazing century
First Cricket News

India vs New Zealand 1st ODI: Michael Bracewell equals MS Dhoni's record with blazing century

In just 57 balls, Bracewell reached his second ODI century which is also the third-fastest ODI century by a New Zealand batsman

'Mahi shot': Virat Kohli’s priceless reaction after playing MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot during 3rd ODI - watch video
First Cricket News

'Mahi shot': Virat Kohli’s priceless reaction after playing MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot during 3rd ODI - watch video

Not only the fans, but Kohli himself also enjoyed the shot and the wide smile on his face said it all.