Dhoni has got one of the sharpest cricket minds: Greg Chappell27 January 2022, 12:50 pm
Australian great Greg Chappell has rated former India captain MS Dhoni as one of the sharpest cricket minds, saying his decision-making skills set him apart from his great contemporaries. Chappell, who had a tumultuous two-year tenure as India’s chief coach from 2005 to 2007, had often spoken highly of the two-time World Cup-winning captain who ended his glorious career as one of the country’s greatest players. The Australian cited the example of Dhoni while lamenting the absence of natural environments that once played a huge part in the development of players in strong cricket nations.
The developed cricket countries have lost the natural environments that were a big part of their development structure in bygone eras. In those environments, young cricketers learned from watching good players and then emulating them in pick-up matches with family and friends, Chappell wrote.