Shoaib Akhtar Believes This Player Is The Perfect Replacement For MS Dhoni: With the absence of legendary cricketer, MS Dhoni in the playing squad, the Indian cricket team is struggling for a reliable middle-order batsman and a finisher. Besides this, the Indian cricket team is also experimenting to find reliable wicket-keeper, who can replace MS Dhoni but to no avail.
MS Dhoni, who took a sabbatical from the game after last year’s World Cup and kept on increasing it, might announce his retirement soon. It has been more than six months since his absence from the International scene of the game but still, no replacement has been found for this GOAT.
However, Pakistan’s former cricketer, Shoiab Akhtar feels that India has finally found the replacement of MS Dhoni in Manish Pandey. Yes, you read that right. Manish Pandey who recently played in the final two ODIs of the series against Australia, couldn’t leave a big impact on his performance. But as per Shoaib Akhtar, he is the perfect replacement for MS Dhoni. Talking about this, Shoaib Akhtar said:
“Hindustan ko akhir Dhoni ka replacement mil gya. India has finally got Dhoni’s replacement, they have found a good fit in Manish Pandey. Shreyas Iyer too looks a complete player and these add depth to India’s batting,”
“These players have played a lot in the IPL, they know how to handle pressure, they do not care about big names and hence, end up playing important innings,”
Talking about the just-concluded series against Australia, Shoaib Akhtar was all praises for the Indian cricket team, he said:
“I think it was a great series, characters were shown, players were willing to fight. Even when the innings ended, Iyer and Pandey were speaking about the batting while they were walking off the field. These players understand the game, they keep discussing the game,”
“In Chinnaswamy, India bullied Australia, hammered them. India toyed around with Australia as if they were kids. They thrashed and humiliated them. When Rohit Sharma is on song, he doesn’t care whether it is a good ball or a bad ball. He has so much of time, so much elegance when he plays his shots,”
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