Former Australian batsman David Boon has said that India’s limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the best finishers he has seen. Dhoni has been under immense pressure in the recent times after some poor displays with the willow but the retired cricketer said that writing Dhoni off would be very dangerous.
The former batsman is currently in India with a delegation from Tasmania to promote tourism.
Boon was quoted by India Today as saying, “It’s very dangerous to write MS Dhoni off. He is a wonderful player and been an exceptional captain for India. He is one of the best finishers in the world I have seen. It’s difficult to write him off at any stage.”
With Dhoni’s form getting bad, there have calls from several quarters for him to quit the game but Boon said that Dhoni is the best judge of his future. He said that the Indian skipper deserves to say goodbye to the game according to his will.
“I am sure like many others over the years, Dhoni will know when his time is up. He deserves to go when he wants to, that’s my personal opinion. He will know when to go and will make the right decision,” Boon added.
Boon also said praised Indian batting sensation and Test skipper Virat Kohli. He said that the right-handed batsman can perform in all situations.
“Virat is an aggressive batsman. The key for him is he can deliver in tough situations for the team and in all conditions. He scores across formats and can get runs overseas; a fantastic player,” opined Boon.
Meanwhile, he refused to compare players from different generations. When asked to compare Virat’s attitude and performance with Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar respectively, he said: “Maybe, it’s an opinion that there are shades of Ponting. For me, it’s difficult to compare eras and players across generations. Sachin was one the best players in the world during his time, Virat is one of the best of his time.”