Whenever I sit idle, I try to watch MS Dhoni's batting: Mahmudullah

Whenever I sit idle, I try to watch MS Dhoni’s batting: Mahmudullah

For Mahmudullah, the former Indian skipper is an inspiration.

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Mahmudullah Riyad. (Photo Source: Twitter)

MS Dhoni, the former Indian skipper is one of the gems in international cricket. He is known for his cool, calm temperament on the field. He has reaped lots of praise from cricketing fraternity and fans for the same. Now, Bangladesh T20 captain Mahmudullah has revealed that he is also a big Dhoni fan.

The veteran wicketkeeper has achieved a lot more than anyone can ever dream about in their life. He is a great game-finisher, brilliant wicketkeeper and last but not least, he is also an outstanding leader. Dhoni has a brilliant average of above fifty in ODIs and scored more than 10,000 runs with the help of 10 tons and 73 half-centuries.

Mahmudullah states he tries to learn from MS Dhoni’s batting

Mahmudullah, during a live Facebook chat with CricFrenzy, said that he admires MS Dhoni a lot. He cited the fact that the veteran Indian cricketer comes out to bat at number five or six. But, the way he bats, stitches his innings is simply outstanding. As per him, he tries to learn from the right-handed batsman on how to stay calm and finish the games for the team.

“I’m a huge fan of MS Dhoni, the way he controls himself. He also batted at five-six for the India team and whenever I sit idle I try to watch his innings, even watch live games of his. And try to learn how he composes himself in the game,” said 34-year-old.

He added that it is not an easy task for a batsman to maintain a 50-plus average in ODIs. The 34-year-old recited that he also watches MSD’s batting highlights and live games whenever he gets time. Bangladesh T20 skipper feels that Dhoni had been a great influence on his cricketing career.

“It is not easy having 50 plus average in ODI cricket for so many matches and having a strike rate of 90 plus, it’s amazing and the way he controls the game till the last, similarly I also have to bat at five-six so I try to learn these things from him. He’s been a great influence in my cricket arena,” he added.