Dave Richardson Said Players Like Dhoni Are As Important As Players Like Virat To Balance Team

Ex-Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the most valuable and skilled cricketers in the world. He was called 'Captain Cool' when he was a captain. He is also called as the best finisher in cricketer. The wicket-keeper batsman has always brought hope for the team in tough matches.

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India is a cricket loving country and all the eyes in the country were curiously watching the thrilling test match between India and England. England has managed to win despite Virat Kohli’s efforts.

Recently, Virat Kohli surpassed Australia's Steve Smith to become the No.1 batsman in ICC Test Rankings. He has become only the seventh Indian and first since Sachin Tendulkar in June 2011, to take the pole position.

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ICC CEO David Richardson said that while cricket needs the likes of Virat Kohli and Ben Stokes, it also needs an MS Dhoni or Rahul Dravid as a balancing act. Richardson, while giving his MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture on Monday,

"On the field, the cricket needs its larger than life characters. Its Colin Milburns, Freddie Flintoffs, Shane Warnes, Virat Kohlis, Ben Stokes but we equally it needs its Frank Worrells, its Mahendra Singh Dhonis, its Rahul Dravids, its Colin Cowdreys to make sure that we all stay in the good side of that line," said Richardson.

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The former South African wicketkeeper also touched upon the topic of players and coaches questioning decisions made by officials. "Too many coaches or team managers of recent times are too quick to side with their players, blame the umpires for being biased against their team, storming off to the match referee's room to complain," he said. ''Winning must obviously be the aim of any game but not at all costs, not when it means compromising the integrity of the game."

by Admin | Tue, Aug 07 - 02:17 PM

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