Batting lower down in T20s is the most unforgiving thing, there's never going to be another MS Dhoni: R Ashwin

Batting lower down in T20s is the most unforgiving thing, there’s never going to be another MS Dhoni: R Ashwin

"For a very, very long time, I have just looked at MS Dhoni and said 'wow, this guy is amazing'." Ashwin said.

MS Dhoni and Ravi Ashwin
Batting lower down the order in a T20 game is the most unforgiving thing in life, there’s never going to be another MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Senior all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin has lauded MS Dhoni for his batting excellence lower down the order. To note, Ashwin started his IPL career for Chennai Super Kings under the leadership of Dhoni. The skipper showed his trust in Ashwin and provided him numerous chances to showcase his skills and talent for India on the international circuit.

Speaking about MSD’s batting excellence, Ashwin termed him ‘amazing’. Ashwin said that batting lower down the order in T20 cricket is the most unforgiving thing and reckoned that Dhoni is irreplaceable.

For a very long time, I’ve just looked at MS Dhoni and said ‘wow, this guy is amazing’: R Ashwin

“Batting lower down the order in a T20 game is the most unforgiving thing in life. And for a very, very long time…I have just looked at MS Dhoni and said ‘wow, this guy is amazing’. The number of times he goes there, he keeps receiving this flak for slowing the game down, taking it deep, and then closing it out,” Ashwin said in an interview with Rajasthan Royals.

“It’s an incredible ability, and I think a lot of players are trying to come behind MS and wanting to be MSD. There’s something to learn. There’s never going to be another MSD,” he added.

Ashwin has delivered some useful performances both with the bat and ball in IPL 2022 while playing for Rajasthan Royals. He has scored 183 runs at an average of 30.50 and has also scalped 11 wickets in 14 matches. He will have a chance to add more to this in the playoffs of IPL 2022 where Rajasthan will take on Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 1 on May 24 (Tuesday). On the other hand, Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings have been eliminated from the league stage after losing 10 matches out of the 14 they played.