Former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith lauded the former India skipper MS Dhoni and said that he doubts there is anyone in the cricketing world who did not get along with the wicket-keeping batsman.
Graeme Smith praised MS Dhoni for his calm and collective attitude towards everything and also said that he has a lot of respect for him. In an interaction on Star Sports show Cricket Connected Smith said, “I seriously doubt that you probably find anyone in world cricket that didn’t get on with MS.”
The current director of South Africa further added, “He went about his business. He was calm, he was collected.”
Graeme Smith further mentioned that like MS Dhoni he also holds a lot of respect for the former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara. He said that both of these legendary cricketers are always calm, approachable, and interested in good conversation.
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Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir who played under Dhoni’s captaincy also opened up about his experience of being the latter’s roommate during the earlier days of his career. He said that they both shared a room for more than a month.
Gambhir recalled that he and Dhoni about the latter’s hair as he had long hair back then and how he maintained that hair and all that stuff.
Going down the memory lane, Gambhir remembered that they both slept on the floor as the room was very small.
Speaking of MS Dhoni, the 39-year old cricketer made his international debut in the year 2004. Later on, he took over the captaincy from Sourav Ganguly and never looked back. MS Dhoni has led team India to win 3 major ICC tournaments- World Cup in 2011, Champions Trophy in 2013 and T20 World Cup in 2007. To date, he is the only captain to have won all the three ICC major events.
MS Dhoni last played for team India during the 2019 ICC World Cup when the Men In Blue played against New Zealand in the semi-finals.