Shoaib Malik calls MS Dhoni the greatest of all time

The description Malik used doesn't come as much of a surprise as Dhoni enjoys a great fan following in Pakistan.

Shoaib Malik Pakistan
Shoaib Malik of Pakistan. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been lauded by one and all in the cricketing fraternity. The wicketkeeper-batsman is arguably regarded the finest finishers the game has ever seen. Now Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has touted him as a ‘Legend’ and ‘GOAT’ (Greatest Of All Time).

Recently, Malik held a ‘Q & A’ session for his fans on Twitter. One of the fans asked the Pakistani all rounder regarding his view on Dhoni. The fan tweeted “Shoaib Malik some words on ms dhoni???”


Here’s the tweet

The 35-year-old didn’t mince words in describing his adulation and admiration for MS Dhoni. He termed the former Indian captain a legend and the GOAT.

Malik’s answer

The description Malik used doesn’t come as much of a surprise as Dhoni enjoys a great fan following in Pakistan. Recently Sarfaraz Ahmed called the most successful Indian captain his idol whereas Ahmed Shehzad had also once termed him the greatest finisher. Many other Pakistani cricketers have spoken highly when it comes to Captain Cool.

Currently, MS is gearing up for the five match One-Day International series which begins on Sunday (September 17). He is closing on to 10,000 ODI runs and if he gets ample opportunities to come out with more than a few overs in hand, he may well achieve the feat in this series. He very recently completed a record 100 stumpings in ODIs; a mark no other keeper had managed to touch before him.

On the other hand, Malik is probably playing one of the most important series in his life against the World XI. Recently he also became Pakistan’s highest run-scorer in the T20 format. With a tally of 1702 runs, Malik is only the sixth international player to score 1700 or more runs. Brendon McCullum, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Virat Kohli, Martin Guptill, Mohammad Shahzad are the others who are ahead of him in the list of top run scorers.