Legendary West Indian wicketkeeper Jeffrey Dujon on Monday said he admired Indian cricket captain M.S. Dhoni for not just his “efficiency” behind the stumps but also for his good leadership skills and utility with the bat.
Dhoni on Sunday became the first Indian wicketkeeper to record 200 dismissals in Test cricket, surpassing Syed Kirmani's 198, on the first day of the opening Test against West Indies here.
“I admire Dhoni for his efficient wicketkeeping and for his allround skills. He can be a useful batsman and is a good leader. He is an all-round package,” he said.
Dujon, who is here as a commentator, however, said Kirmani was more of a specialist wicketkeeper, while Dhoni was an allrounder. He, however, said modern cricketers had to be all-rounders and Dhoni fitted well in the trend.
Dujon, who kept wickets to the likes of Andy Roberts, Joel Garner and Malcolm Marshall, refused to rate contemporary wicketkeepers.
“I don't believe in comparisons. The statistics will take care of that. I would say that Dhoni is very efficient in whatever he does for the Indian team,” he said. — PTI