A Big Name, But If I Go Into Stats...": Former Pakistan Cricketer's Criticism Of MS Dhoni's Wicketkeeping
MS Dhoni, who is touted as one of the best wicketkeepers of all time,
retired from international cricket in August 2020. He is still active as a player in T20 cricket for his IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.
Ex-Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has taken a dig at former India skipper MS Dhoni over the latter's wicketkeeping skills.
Latif, who himself was a wicketkeeper-batter during his playing days, used stats to put forward his views
He said that Dhoni dropped around 21 per cent of his catches which is a "huge" number.
It is worth noting that Dhoni registered 256 catches and 38 stumpings in Test cricket, 321 catches and 123 stumpings in ODIs and 57 catches and 34 stumpings in T20Is.
However, Rashid feels that one should also pay attention to the number of chances missed by a wicketkeeper.
."Dhoni was a batsman-wicketkeeper... Dhoni is a big name. But if I go into stats, his (catch) dropping percentage is 21 per cent, which is huge, huge,"
"Everybody goes to catches but no one notices number of catches dropped, number of stumps missed, number of byes given and missed run-outs, then you get points," he added.