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Don't try to compare " The legend" MS Dhoni with me, says Rishabh Pant

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“I’m not thinking about the comparison too much. As a player, I want to learn from him (Dhoni). He’s a legend of the game,” said Rishabh Pant.

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MS Dhoni’s resting from the last two matches of the concluded ODI series against Australia had opened the door for Rishabh Pant but the young wicketkeeper-batsman ended up receiving criticism for his work behind the stumps.

The 21-year-old amassed only 52 runs in his two outings. However, it hardly took a while for the critics to draw a comparison between him and the master of the game.

Speaking to ANI on Saturday, Pant said: “I’m not thinking about the comparison too much. As a player, I want to learn from him (Dhoni). He’s a legend of the game. I don’t want people to compare but I can’t stop them from doing so. I’m close to him and talk to him about everything how I can improve my game on and off the field”.

Despite the failings during the series, Pant pointed out that he is been learning a lot of things from Indian captain Virat Kohli and former captain Dhoni. While many fans and critics feel it's too early to see Pant as Dhoni's successor, former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting backed the youngster to be Dhoni's deputy in the upcoming World Cup.

"If he can win a couple of games for us (IPL side Delhi Capitals) then everything will be forgotten. I can't see anyone better than him as a second wicketkeeper in that Indian World Cup squad," Ponting, who is the head coach of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals, said on Saturday.

 

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MS Dhoni’s resting from the last two matches of the concluded ODI series against Australia had opened the door for Rishabh Pant but the young wicketkeeper-batsman ended up receiving criticism for his work behind the stumps.

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Veteran spinner Imran Tahir described Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as "unreal", saying even without talking much he has the capability to lift the team up.



Chennai Super Kings secured a thrilling eight-run win over Rajasthan Royals in their IPL match here on Sunday night as Dhoni hit a match-winning unbeaten knock of 75 off 46 balls to guide his team to a respectable total of 175 under challenging conditions.
"The way he carries himself is just unreal. He won't say much but he knows how to lift the team up. He is a great leader and a great human being," Tahir said at the post-match press conference.
The South African also credited Dhoni for living up to his reputation of being one the best finishers in the world and a good tactician.
"You know Dhoni plays really well in these situations because like (Dwayne) Bravo he's done this so many times, and that's why he's called Mr Cool. He works hard on his game plan. Even in practice sessions, he helps his team-mates. And we respect that.
"I think as a bowling group we did really well. Even while batting, Mahi Bhai played unbelievably well and set the tone for us. I'm just really happy with whatever we did as a team," he told reporters after the match.
In the opening encounter, the pitch at the MA Chidambaram stadium was criticised for being a rank turner. Tahir lamented that the conditions were not favourable for the bowlers on Sunday with dew being a factor.
"We have to prepare ourselves, we were not expecting that much dew. We have to practice with the wet ball going forward in the games."
Tahir, who is now the purple cap holder with six wickets in three matches, said he had to dig deep into his reservoir of experience to counter the dew.
"I am feeling very good, very proud. It was there (dew); I tried to use my experience but the ball was really wet. It's always nerves. The first match I dropped a catch, so didn't want to repeat the mistake. Every catch is a difficult one.
"It's the passion and respect I have for the game. I don't take anything for granted. Whenever I am playing, I try to contribute to my team," he added.

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  • Tahir credited Dhoni for living up to his reputation of being one the best finishers in the world and a good tactician.
  • Tahir lamented that the conditions were not favourable for the bowlers on Sunday with dew being a factor.
  • Tahir said he had to dig deep into his reservoir of experience to counter the dew.
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Rishabh Pant has gradually been ascending as the following huge thing in Indian cricket. The wicket-attendant batsman rose to popularity with splendid exhibitions at the U19 level. At his lady full season in Ranji Trophy, he set the records ablaze with predictable severe batting. With runs originating from his bat voluntarily, the youthful Delhi chap will undoubtedly exceed expectations at the largest amount sometime in the future. 

At such a youthful age, he is occupied with tormenting the best bowlers of the household circuit. With the Indian group searching for a substitution for MS Dhoni post the 2019 World Cup, Pant has a decent case served for himself. The youthful child needs to keep performing at the household level and the call will without a doubt arrive when the day coaxes for him.

1. Roots and beginnings 

Rishabh Pant was conceived on October 4, 1997 at Haridwar in Uttarakhand. As a youthful child, he swapped urban areas in an offer to locate a decent cricket mentor. He began off with Roorkee and afterward moved to Delhi. He had a brief stretch in Rajasthan before at last settling in Delhi. 

2. Moving to Rajasthan on mentor's recommendation 

At 12 years old, Pant was prepared by mentor Tarak Sinha, a similar mentor who trained Shikhar Dhawan. Sinha exhorted Pant to move to Rajasthan from Delhi looking for better open doors. He did precisely that and spoke to Rajasthan at U14 and U16 level. 

3. Tossed out of the foundation 

Unexpectedly, Rishabh Pant confronted an ouster from the Rajasthan cricket hover for being an 'untouchable'. This happened after Pant had effectively played age bunch cricket in Rajasthan. That did not stall the spirits of the young fellow and he kept on playing with full enthusiasm.

4. Back to Delhi with a blast 

Rishabh Pant moved back to Delhi after his Rajasthan ouster. Scarcely months before his eighteenth birthday, he made his First-Class make a big appearance for Delhi. He finished his most recent two years of tutoring in Delhi. He scored 57 on his First Class make a big appearance second innings against Bengal in 2015. 

5. Exceeding expectations at the U19s 

Gasp was named in the India U19 squad for the ICC U19 World Cup 2016 held at Bangladesh. He turned out to be the champion entertainer for India as India U19 completed as the runner-up of the competition. He hit 3 continuous fifties in the competition. 

6. Quickest fifty in U19 World Cup 

In a similar competition, he hit the speediest fifty at U19 worldwide level. He smacked a fifty in only 18 balls against Nepal. He wound up with a score of 78 off 24 balls. In the following match against Namibia U19, he scored 111 off 96 balls to guide India U19 to finals.

7. The IPL Connect

On the day when Pant scored a hundred against Namibia U19, he was purchased by the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL for an incredible 1.9 crore rupees. 

8. Adores the virtuoso 

Rishabh Pant is a vigorous enthusiast of previous Australian wicket-manager batsman Adam Gilchrist. No big surprise why he joined a comparable style of play. 

9. Third most youthful triple century in Ranji Trophy 

Gasp pounded a splendid 308 off only 326 balls in the Ranji experience against Maharashtra in the 2016-17 season. He turned into the third most youthful batsman after Wasim Jaffer and Abhinav Mukund to hit a Ranji triple. He likewise turned into the second wicket-manager to do as such.

10. Near a legend 

His thump of 308 is the second most astounding for Delhi in First Class cricket after Raman Lamba's 312 in 1994. 

11. Scoring the speediest Ranji ton 

In the 2016-17 season, he crushed the speediest Ranji Trophy century. His century fell off only 48 balls against Jharkhand. 

12. On a six-hitting spree 

In the match when he scored the speediest ton in Ranji history, Pant clobbered 21 sixes. This remaining parts to be the second most elevated number of sixes hit by a batsman in First Class cricket in India.

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The match had gone last possible minute. Mumbai Indians were practically through with the pursuit. Be that as it may, there was MS Dhoni behind the stumps. Watching the whole ground nearly, he rolled out improvements in the field to put the Mumbai side on the backfoot. Indeed, even the Rising Pune Supergiant commander Steve Smith strolled up to him for profitable exhortation in the withering minutes of the match. His sharp personality had every one of the arrangements. In the end, RPS won the match by 3 runs.

In spite of venturing down as commander of the Indian side, the chief in him isn't dead. All things considered, regardless he has a similar outlook as a skipper. Now, it is well-suited to take a gander at minutes when MSD developed as friend in need notwithstanding being non-skipper of the side.

1. Dhoni saves Smith's day

During Rising Pune Supergiant's current amusement against Mumbai Indians, RPS chief Steve Smith had no other alternative yet approach MS Dhoni, whose last-minute counsel did the trap for RPS in a match against Mumbai Indians. Prior to that, Smith had as of now hailed Dhoni as a class player.

2. Dhoni is still Kohli's main advisor

During the England visit, Kohli said something that made each Dhoni fan go bonkers. He said he is as yet taking T20 cricket lessons from Captain Cool. All things considered, it was Dhoni's recommendation that helped India secure the T20 arrangement 2-1.

3. Mahi asks umpires to stop the game

This was the Nagpur T20I against England back in January. As Dhoni was keeping wickets, he recognized that one of the safeguards were not working. He instantly requested that the umpire have the LED safeguards changed to guarantee reasonable play.

4. Commentators are used to calling Mahi captain

During the third ODI against England in Kolkata, Manjrekar, while doing critique, alluded to Dhoni as the chief of the Indian side. In the fifteenth over, after Kohli had a snappy word with MSD, Manjrekar stated, ""Kohli winds up taking the decision of the skipper."

5. Dhoni's advised but Kohli paid the price for overlooking it

During the third and last ODI between India and England, Kohli accepted a DRS call in spite of Dhoni requesting that him not do as such. Kohli ought to have tuned in to Dhoni on the grounds that an official choice was not out.

6. Dhoni takes the DRS without Kohli's permission

During an ODI in Pune against England, MS Dhoni overlooked he's skipper and promptly required an audit in an offered to send Eoin Morgan back to the pavilion.

7. How Dhoni saved Yuvraj Singh's wicket

This occurred during the Cuttack ODI when Yuvraj Singh attempted to cut Chris Woakes yet the English side offered hard for a caught behind. At that point Dhoni proceeded approached Yuvi to require a review.

8. Dhoni is still the best, says Ajinkya Rahane

After Steve Smith assumed responsibility of Rising Pune Supergiant, Rahane was made a request to settle on a decision between MS Dhoni and the Australian captain. Rahane glaringly said that Dhoni is as yet the best leader ever.

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Indian Cricket team’s maximum a hit check Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has introduced his retirement from test Cricket, powerful immediately. known as the arena’s nice finisher of the game of Cricket, not a good deal can ruffle the feathers of Captain Cool. There aren’t sufficient adjectives to explain this cricketing genius, his leadership skills are extraordinary, his know-how of the sport rather powerful and his brute electricity makes him a dangerous batsman.

Here are a few lesser known information about MS Dhoni, as he is fondly recognized, in and out of the dressing room.

1. The wicket keeper batsman made his ODI debut towards Bangladesh in 2004, and become run out on the first ball.


 

2. In keeping with Forbes, MS Dhoni’s net really worth is $30 million, which exceeds master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s net well worth.


 

3. Mahi is the only Indian captain to have led his group to victory in all three principal ICC tournaments: the Twenty-20 international Cup (2007), 50 Over world Cup (2011) and the Champion’s Trophy (2013).

 

4. Dhoni is India’s most successful cricket captain, having led India to 27 take a look at victories and a whopping 163 one-day victories. His win percent is likewise exceptional: 45% in checks and 61% in one-day internationals.


 

5. In 2007, it turned into Sachin Tendulkar who recommended MS Dhoni’s name for India’s skipper, given Dhoni’s calm nature and pleasant equation with the relaxation of the crew.


 

6. Dhoni changed into conferred with the honorary rank of Lt Colonel by way of the Indian Territorial military in November 2011. Dhoni has, again and again, iterated that he would love to play a few role in the army within the future.


 

7. MSD loves speedy motorcycles. He has 23 of them, and counting.


 

8. Dhoni became employed as a educate ticket Examiner (TTE) at Kharagpur Railway Station from 2001 to 2003.


9. Dhoni is the best player to win the ICC participant of the 12 months award, two times.

10. In 2012, SportsPro rated Dhoni as the 16th most marketable athlete in the world.


 

11. MS Dhoni is a big fan of Adam Gilchrist.


 

12. Dhoni became contracted by using the Chennai exquisite Kings for 1.five Million USD. This made him the maximum highly-priced player in the IPL for the primary season auctions.


 

13. Dhoni is the only captain within the ODIs to attain a century while batting at variety 7. He did it in opposition to Pakistan in December 2012.


 

14. MSD has partnered with Telugu filmstar Akkineni Nagarjuna in shopping for a Supersport international Championship crew and named it Mahi Racing crew India.


 

15. A biographical film based at the lifestyles of Dhoni, titled M. S. Dhoni: The Untold story, is about to be released in 2015. The film functions Sushant Singh Rajput playing the function of Dhoni.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni commonly known as MS Dhoni born on 7 July 1981 is an Indian cricketer who captained the Indian team in limited overs formats from 2007 to 2016.

He is an attacking right handed middle order batsman and wicket keeper and one of the greatest finishers in limited overs cricket.

Dhoni holds numerous captaincy records such as most wins by an Indian captain in Tests and ODIs, and most back to back wins by an Indian captain in ODIs.

Under Dhoni’s captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the CB Series of 2007–08, the 2010 Asia Cup, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.

When India defeated England in the final of the Champions Trophy on June 2013 in England under Dhoni’s captaincy, Dhoni became the first captain to win all three ICC limited overs trophies that is World Cup, Champions Trophy and the World Twenty20.

Dhoni’s first international debut was an ODI against Bangladesh at Chittagong in December 2004, which was part of a 3 match bilateral series. In this match Dhoni came in to bat at No. 6 and turned his first ball to the leg side and tried to take a single across scamper but non striker Mohammad Kaif denied this.

Unfortunately, by the time he turned around and got back to his crease, but the future Indian great was run out by Khaled Mashud. Yet the match was won by India by 11 runs and Mohammad Kaif won the Man of the Match award for his 80 runs.

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