Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim in recent times have made a name for himself as the most reliable Bangladesh batsman. He had been the pillar of strength for the Bangladesh batting lineup for quite some time now. In his latest interview, he revealed the cricketer he looks up to in international cricket as his idol. The person was none other than the former Indian captain MS Dhoni.
MS Dhoni has been an inspiration not just to Indians, but to all budding cricketers across the world. Apart from his aggressive yet calculated batting what stood out always was his captaincy. Most of his judgments have been on point ever since he took the job way back in 2007. So it came in as no surprise when Mushfiqur Rahim, who is currently one of the better wicket-keeper batsmen in the business named him as his idol.
Rahim said that Dhoni seems to have some sort of sixth sense as he predicts mostly what’s in store with much precision. The former Bangladesh captain went onto praise Dhoni’s leadership skills and added that his name should be among the all-time greatest captains.
“I’m fond of Dhoni’s captaincy. I believe his name should be there amongst the all-time greatest captains. He has an excellent sixth sense and can effectively make predictions about what’s in store. His cricketing sense is also outstanding. As a captain, Dhoni has a great win percentage as well,” the 33-year-old said as quoted by Business Standard.
Rahim further revealed that he has never had an idol while growing up but clarified that presently he looks up to former Indian captain as his idol, as his batting style resembles that of his own. He went onto praise Dhoni for his leadership skills and added that there is absolutely nothing left for him to achieve as a captain.
“There’s no major tournament that he hasn’t won. He is a skipper I like very much. Earlier I said that I didn’t have an idol. But now you can call Dhoni as my idol. Captains around the world can look up to him for inspiration,” Rahim added.
Mushfiqur has led Bangladesh in 34 Tests, 37 ODIs, and 23 T20Is before losing his job after the South African tour of 2017.
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