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”Those Are Massive Boots To Fill”- Ravi Shastri on MS Dhoni’s Replacement

Ravi Shastri With MS Dhoni. (Photo Credit: BCCI)

Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on 15th August 2020 at 7.29 pm this year to put an entire generation of cricket fans to complete shock. MS Dhoni played his last match for India in the world-cup semi-final defeat against New Zealand.

Since then, he had played no competitive cricket for India. After the ICC announced the postponement of the Men’s World T20 to 2021, Dhoni announced his retirement in the coolest of ways possible. Since then, the Indian think tank is eying for an ideal replacement of the former Indian skipper.

Ravi Shastri on MS Dhoni

Meanwhile, Ravi Shastri has said that MS Dhoni is a massive name to replace in the Indian squad. Talking to Times Now about MS Dhoni, Ravi Shastri said ” Those are massive boots to fill” referring to the legacy of the cricketer and his achievements for his team.

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“Those are massive boots to fill. With the track record, he (Dhoni) has, he has gone down in history as one of our greatest cricketers. Not just as a keeper and a batsman but his record as captain. To find a replacement for him is like once Kapil Dev finished can we get a Kapil Dev? Till today, we haven’t found another Kapil Dev,” Ravi Shastri told the news channel.

MS Dhoni is the only international captain to win all three major ICC trophies. He won the T20 World Cup in 2007, ICC World Cup in 2011 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. Apart from that, he won a couple of Asia Cup titles as well as the captain of the side.

He is still by far the best finisher in international cricket. He surpassed the Australian cricketer Michael Bevan with the most runs in chases in international cricket. Dhoni made his debut for India in 2004. He went on to play 350 ODIs, 90 Tests, and 98 T20Is in his illustrious 15-year long international career. He amassed 10,773, 4876 and 1617 runs in the three formats respectively.

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