Indian cricket has delivered some iconic players over the generations and undoubtedly the former Indian skipper MS Dhoni is one of them.
Cricket news: The wicketkeeper-batsman from England has been in terrific form in recent months
He has been his country’s saviour on many occasions and is one of the greatest finishers in limited overs format the game has ever witnessed.
Although most of the times he comes down the order to bat, he has still managed to keep his average above 50 in ODIs and has turned the game single-handedly in several ODI and T20 matches.
Moreover his ability to read the game beforehand gives him an added advantage and makes him one of the most valuable players in the Indian team.
Although his finishing abilities are waning fast yet his huge experiences do certainly benefit the present skipper Virat Kohli. Although Dhoni does not make huge runs with his willow presently like he used to do before, yet he is still idolized by many cricketers all around the globe.
The wicketkeeper-batsman from England, Jos Buttler, regards Dhoni as his idol and rates the Indian very highly. The 27-year-old English player has been in sublime form since he was promoted to the top of the batting order for Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL).
“He’s (Dhoni) always been a bit of an idol of mine, especially his demeanour. I enjoy the way he never looks flustered, and he’s one of these guys who seems to be not out at the end.” Buttler was quoted as saying by sport360.com.
Buttler has scored 13 half-centuries from the 20 matches he has played recently and has admitted that he has been in the form of his life.
He has credited the IPL for bringing out his inner hunger which has kept him going and wishes to continue his excellent form for long.
He is one of the Brits who seemed to have not been troubled the Indian wrist spinners in the ongoing India-England ODI series, which is currently levelled at 1-1.
England skipper Eoin Morgan will definitely hope that Buttler will play a key role in the series decider game which will be played at Headingley in Leeds on Tuesday.