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Veteran Indian cricketer and former Indian skipper is arguably one of the greatest wicket-keeper of all time. But surprisingly MS Dhoni hasn’t seen much time spending on wicket keeping in practise sessions. More MS Dhoni News
The superstar wicket-keeper has his own unique and unorthodox way of keeping the wickets and holds the records of 100+ stumping in ODI cricket last year.
Recently, MS Dhoni revealed the secret of his successful wicket-keeping career despite of the gloves man spending such low time on practising wicket-keeping skills as quoted once by Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming.
“I think it’s because of my unorthodox keeping style. Stephen Fleming always says that he has never seen me keep wickets in net sessions in his nine years of IPL coaching. I think a lot of it needs to be done in the mind,” Dhoni quoted in an exclusive interview with New Indian Express as far MS Dhoni news.
“Keepers don’t really need a lot of catching. I have seen over-exaggeration from some keepers. They start going on the floor, ‘very frog style’ of keeping and ‘jaw is parallel to the floor’. What is a keeper supposed to do? You can drop 100 balls, but whenever there is a catch you take it and whenever there is a stumping opportunity, you take it. That’s what’s needed. You don’t want a very good keeper who is not consistent. You want a very bad keeper who keeps fumbling, but takes catches, effects stumping and helps captain set the right field,” Dhoni further added.
MS Dhoni is lighting quick behind the wickets and has the most number of stumping as many as 172 stumping across all the formats.