Kamran Akmal Opens Up On The Lessons Pakistan Captain Should Learn From MS Dhoni

Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has opined that his country needs to produce captains like MS Dhoni. He highly rates the former Indian captain’s captaincy skill and labels him as a ‘world-class’ player.  MS Dhoni is the only captain to have three ICC trophies across all the formats. He led India to remarkable victories in ICC T20 World Cup 2007, ICC World Cup 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013. Dhoni was also one of the best wicketkeepers. He had 829 dismissals, 3rd highest by wicket-keeper and maximum stumpings (195) to his credit. While speaking to ‘Paktv.tv‘, Kamran Akmal, who is currently

Kamran Akmal Opens Up On The Lessons Pakistan Captain Should Learn From MS Dhoni
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Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has opined that his country needs to produce captains like MS Dhoni. He highly rates the former Indian captain’s captaincy skill and labels him as a ‘world-class’ player. 

MS Dhoni is the only captain to have three ICC trophies across all the formats. He led India to remarkable victories in ICC T20 World Cup 2007, ICC World Cup 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013. Dhoni was also one of the best wicketkeepers. He had 829 dismissals, 3rd highest by wicket-keeper and maximum stumpings (195) to his credit.

While speaking to ‘Paktv.tv‘, , who is currently struggling to find his place back in the national team, has heaped praise on MS Dhoni’s leadership skills. He credited Dhoni to build a strong team while keeping the team’s performance above all. 

MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma
MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma. Image Credits: Twitter

“He was a player who took the team along. Doing captaincy is very easy, that I do captaincy and my place remains secure whether the team wins or losses, you have no concern.”

“But Dhoni had this speciality that he was building the team and his own performance was also world-class. You can see the players he was creating, they are still No.1. He only wanted to do good for his country.”

Akmal feels that Dhoni deserves a farewell match like Sachin Tendulkar had one because of his enormous contribution. He added that the former Indian captain had lived up to his name with the way he announced his retirement. The Pakistan batsman remarks that players like Dhoni are rarely seen in the cricket world. 

“Such players should not go like this, he should get a standing ovation. He should get a farewell match where he goes from the ground, like the way the great Sachin Tendulkar went.”

“He has gone just like his name of Mr. Cool. Such a player comes rarely in world cricket.”

Pakistan captain should learn leadership traits from MS Dhoni: Kamran Akmal

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. Image Credits: Twitter

Kamran Akmal was further asked about the heights the Pakistan team would have attained had MS Dhoni been their captain. He expressed that every team needs captain like Dhoni but he was destined to play for India. 

Akmal admits that Pakistan had got great captains like Inzamam ul Haq and Younis Khan but the current team needs such captain who works on building the team. 

“Such captains are very much required. We have seen Inzi bhai and Younis bhai, how they have carried the team along. MS Dhoni was destined to play for India and he did well for his nation.”

“He is a great example in front of us. He has not only played cricket but built a team as well and taken the Indian in an upward direction. Such mentality should also be there in our captains.”

Kamran Akmal observed that the current Pakistan captains are paying more attention to their spots in the team and are least bothered about the results of the game. So, he wishes that MS Dhoni like captain are produced by Pakistan while addressing that the current skipper needs to learn from him. 

“Nowadays, you see that they are playing for their own positions, to secure their spots and they have no concern whether the team wins or not. Such things are harmful for any country’s team.”

I wish such captains come in Pakistan as well. It is a request to the current captain that unless they win and their own performance is not world-class, the way Dhoni has done, we will not be able to go up.”

MS Dhoni retired from international cricket after dedicating nearly 16 years of his life. Although the fans won’t see him again in the blue jersey, he would be seen in action during the  in the UAE. 

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