I would be happy if I become even half as good as MS Dhoni: Alex Carey

I would be happy if I become even half as good as MS Dhoni: Alex Carey

Carey was picked up for INR 2.4 crores by Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2020 auction.

Alex Carey and MS Dhoni
Alex Carey and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

It’s not a secret that MS Dhoni has been hailed all across the globe for his finishing ability and on-field awareness. Since breaking into the national side as a young boy from Ranchi, Dhoni has established himself as one of the most accomplished cricketers of the modern era.

Be it his lightning-quick stumpings or death overs-slogging– MS Dhoni has proved his mettle on multiple instances. Despite being in the latter stage of his career, the wicketkeeper-batsman is still capable of producing some blistering knocks for Team India. Many young cricketers– Indian and overseas– are in awe of the former Indian skipper’s batting and wicketkeeping skills.

Australia’s Alex Carey, who has been snapped up by Delhi Capitals for IPL 2020, also expressed his love for Dhoni and said that he would surely love to play like the Chennai Super Kings skipper. According to Carey, he would be happy even if he becomes half as good as Dhoni. The Australian wicketkeeper lauded the Indian stalwart’s finishing skills and said that he himself would also like to finish off games for Australia in Dhoni’s style.

Alex Carey excited to play for Delhi Capitals alongside Rishabh Pant

In an Instagram chat with the Delhi Capitals, Carey heaped praise on Dhoni and expressed his wish of becoming like the 38-year-old veteran.

“If you ask any cricketer, they would love to play like MS Dhoni. He’s probably the best at that role. I’d love to become half as good as him. I’d love to have the calm to take it deep and finish off T20, ODI games for Australia and even in the BBL. It was pretty hard to play against him since he would never get out, but yes I’d love to become half as good as him,” Carey said.

Carey made his ODI debut against England in January 2018 and a month later, he was handed a T20I debut against New Zealand in February. After delivering decent performances for the Aussies, Carey was picked up for INR 2.4 crores by Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2020 auction.

Carey would be plying his trade for Delhi Capitals and will be playing alongside another Indian wicketkeeper, Rishabh Pant. The Australian international also praised Pant’s slogging skills and said that he can’t wait to steer Capitals’ wicketkeeping department with the Indian youngster.

“I watched the IPL last year, he can hit the ball wherever he wants and how ever far he wants. He’s a great bloke, I can’t wait to do some wicketkeeping with him and smack some balls at DC,” Carey added.