‘The Mahi Way’: Indian fielding coach explains why we may never see another keeper like MS Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s style of wicketkeeping has never been purely classical but it has worked wonderfully well for him, feels India’s fielding coach R Sridhar.
Dhoni is not big on keeping drills during training sessions but amazes all and sundry with some swift stumpings and flash run-outs.
“Dhoni has got his own style, which is so successful for him. I think we can do a research into his style of wicketkeeping and I would like to call it ‘The Mahi Way’. There are so many things to learn from that and so many things that other young keepers may not even be able to contemplate. He is unique in his own way and that is exactly how cricketers should be – unique in their own way,” the fielding coach lavished praise on the former India captain.
For the record, Dhoni has 295 catches and 106 stumpings in 316 ODIs. “He has got great hands. He has definitely the best glovesman as far as keeping for spinners goes. His hands work at the speed of lightning, for stumpings we all know that. That is something which is very innate to him and great to watch. At the same time, for somebody who doesn’t …read more