Dhoni is a complete ODI package: Ganguly

Jul 14, 2013, 01:43 IST | IANS

After former India cricket captain Dilip Vengsarkar called Mahendra Singh Dhoni the best one-day match finisher ever, ex-star Sourav Ganguly on Saturday rated the Jharkhand dasher as one of the greatest Indian ODI players.

Praising Dhoni for leading his team to an amazing victory in the tri-series final against Sri Lanka, Ganguly said: “I have seen the entire match. It is really wonderful to see the kind of ice cool nerve and temperament he showed in the final.”

Mahendra Singh Dhoni and (inset) Sourav Ganguly
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and (inset) Sourav Ganguly

Speaking at a programme of a Bengali news channel, he hailed the “cool” skipper’s skills, ability as well as temperament. “As a superb one-day player, Dhoni possesses tremendous match finishing ability. I think in ODI, Dhoni is one of the greatest players of all times for India,” he observed.

Dhoni smashed 16 runs in the last over to help India win the Tri-Nation series at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad. His innings was reminiscent of the one he played in Mumbai where he struck an unbeaten 91 against Sri Lanka in the World Cup 2011 final.

“I have earlier seen many one-day players and also played with many cricketers. But as a package of batting, wicketkeeping and captaincy, he (Dhoni) has been outstanding for India,” Ganguly said.

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