Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are undoubtedly two of India’s greatest ODI cricketers of all time. In the last decade, the two smashed several batting and captaincy records in ODI cricket. Recently former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden picked the most impactful ODI player for India in the last decade.
MS Dhoni led India to the 2011 world cup win in India and the 2013 champions trophy in England. On top of that Dhoni always remained consistent with the bat and finished several matches for team India. On the other hand, Kohli scored more centuries and runs in ODIs all around the world than anybody else.
Matthew Hayden Picks MS Dhoni Over Virat Kohli
Recently Hayden had a difficult choice to make between Kohli and Dhoni and tell who has had the more impact between the two in ODIs in the last 10 years. The former cricketer picked Dhoni as India’s most impactful player in 50 overs cricket. Hayden admitted that for him Dhoni winning the world cup as captain is the biggest milestone.
“I think it’s really important and significant that MS Dhoni has won a World Cup and a Champions Trophy. That World Cup for me, that’s a real big milestone”, Hayden said on the Cricket Connected Show on Star Sports.
Meanwhile, Hayden who was part of 2 world cup winning Australia side added that Dhoni was a terrific leader in ODI cricket. He lauded Dhoni for the way he led India in the world cup and always remained calm under pressure.
“I have mentioned it before we have played loads of cricket in the one-day format and I just feel that when it comes to being ready for a World Cup, you not only got to have a good leader but you also need to have a calm strong player in the middle order like he has”, Hayden added.