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Young MS Dhoni controlled bowlers in 2007, in 2013 he allowed bowlers to control themselves: Irfan Pathan

  • 28 Jun 2020 12:39:43

Irfan Pathan said previous India captain MS Dhoni used to get energized effectively when he took over as India commander, be that as it may, the wicketkeeper-batsman became more quiet as years passed by and he picked up understanding.

Previous India all-rounder Irfan Pathan, who was a piece of both the 2007 World Cup-winning group and the 2013 Champions Trophy-winning group, accepts that MS Dhoni, who drove his group to the two ICC trophy triumphs, changed as a chief between the 6-year time frame.

Irfan Pathan said previous India captain used to get energized effectively when he took over as India commander, be that as it may, the wicketkeeper-batsman became more quiet as years passed by and he picked up understanding.

"In 2007, it was the first run through and you comprehend that when you are given a major duty of driving a group, you get energized," said on Star Sports Cricket Connected when asked what was the contrast between MS Dhoni of 2007 and 2013.

"The group gatherings were in every case little however, both in 2007 and 2013 during Champions Trophy, only 5 minutes meeting. The one thing which super changed was when youthful MS Dhoni turned into a chief in 2007, he used to run from wicketkeeping to bowling end in energy and attempt to control the bowler also however when 2013 came he was letting the bowler control themselves rather he controlling them. He was quiet and in charge," Irfan included.

Irfan, who declared his retirement from all types of cricket this year, included that MS Dhoni began confiding in his turn bowlers with time and picked up the conviction that they could win matches for him.

"Somewhere in the range of 2007 and 2013 he picked up the experience of confiding in his moderate bowlers and spinner and when Champions Trophy came he was evident that in critical time he needs to get his spinners into play to dominate the matches."

MS Dhoni, who had not played global cricket for India since the 2019 World Cup semi-last, is the main chief throughout the entire existence of the match to dominate all ICC trophies. Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cups, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.