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4 wicketkeepers who are unlucky to play in the same era as MS Dhoni

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 20:22 IST

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the world's finest finisher and a great wicketkeeper-batsman who has been in the team for more than a decade now. Hard-hitter, finisher, wicketkeeper and most importantly, Dhoni has also been the captain of the Indian cricket team. Aggression with decorum, modesty along with stardom, and apparent happy-go-lucky Midas touch, Dhoni is the perfect blend of a role-model and pin-up star.

He established himself as the world's best ODI batsman and a dangerous finisher and captained the Indian team, which won the 2007 T20 World Cup and also the World Cup 2011. Since Dhoni was introduced into the Indian team, he has been consistently performing so well that there was no need to have backup options. Other keepers were only considered if he was not fit to play or needed rest.

In such a situation, let's take a look at the five such unfortunate Indian wicketkeepers who had to sit out of the Indian team because of Dhoni's class.

#1 Wriddhimaan Saha

Wriddhiman Saha
Wriddhiman Saha

Experts appreciated Saha for his amazing reflexes and wicketkeeping skills. Perhaps his batting has been his weak side, yet his career is comparatively better than other fellow wicketkeepers.

He was in dream form in the 2014 IPL where he had scored a magnificent century for Kings XI Punjab, becoming the first Indian player to score a century in the IPL final. In December 2014, when MS Dhoni retired from Test cricket after the Australian tour, Saha was given the responsibility to fill up his shoes. Since then he has been impressive with his quick reflexes and acrobatic wicketkeeping skills behind the stumps and also contributed with the bat in dire circumstances when the stroke-making stalwarts failed. But unfortunately, he has been out of the team in 2018 owing to injury that has made way for young Rishabh Pant.

ODI Record: Matches: 09, Runs: 41

Test Record: Matches: 32, Runs: 1167

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Published 13 Dec 2018, 11:15 IST
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