'MS Dhoni was quick but he is...' - Former England wicketkeeper makes big comparison of former India skipper with current wicketkeeper

The former England wicketkeeper compared the former legendary Indian wicketkeeper with the current England wicketkeeper, assessing their skills.

Mathew K
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MS Dhoni (File Photo: X)

MS Dhoni (File Photo: X)

Former legendary Indian skipper MS Dhoni was famous for his quick lightning speed behind the stumps, in which he trapped a lot of batters in international cricket. Dhoni’s wicketkeeping skills earned a lot of praise from the former cricketers and experts of the game. Even after years of his retirement from international cricket, Dhoni proved his mettle behind the wickets in the Indian Premier League.

Meanwhile, the former England wicketkeeper Alec Stewart has come up with a big comparison between MS Dhoni with the current England wicketkeeper Ben Foakes. Stewart assessed the skills of both the keepers and came up with his verdict.

Here's what Alec Stewart said while comparing MS Dhoni and Ben Foakes

England’s wicketkeeper Ben Foakes has been in quite impressive form behind the wickets in the ongoing five-match Test series against India. He has registered 6 catches and 2 stumps in the 4 innings of the two Tests he has played so far for England in the series. Now, he is also set to be in action for the Three Lions in the upcoming third Test of the series against the hosts.

“MS Dhoni had quick hands but Foakes has the quickest hands in the game and the ball stays in them. He knew there would be a lot of spin bowling so it (his training) was 80-20 in favour of his standing-up stuff, which he's brilliant at anyway — the ball bouncing, the ball turning, the ball keeping low. That's why I was so pleased for him, after all the hours he's put in, and then he gets rewarded with some of the catches he took,” said Alec Stewart to The Times.

“We'd discuss the position of his feet, the height he gets, where his hands are. He leads it. We used the Merlin spin machine, mats that spin or one with holes cut in them so that some spin and some bounce. We do it from 22 yards or ten or 11 yards. He knows what he wants to work on and we've done that since he joined us in 2014 from Essex,” he added later.

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