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RP Singh said that if you look at the history of the game, a player like Mahendra Singh Dhoni will hardly be found. He won many matches for the country, playing in lower order. -File
- Former fast bowler RP Singh said- Mahendra Singh Dhoni better match finisher than Australia's Michael Bevan
- Dhoni has played the highest number of 156 matches at number 6 in ODIs, in which he has scored 4164 runs.
Former India left-arm bowler RP Singh (Rudrapratap Singh) has described Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the best match finisher in the world. According to RP, hardly any batsman like Dhoni has the ability to finish. He himself wanted to bat at number four. But, the team was not pressurized, so decided to play at number five and 6. RP said this from a cricket website.
He said that if Dhoni remembers the name of any player after the match, he was Michael Bevan of Australia. RP said that Dhoni is one step ahead of Bevan in this case.
Dhoni succeeded as number four batsman: RP Singh
The left-arm bowler further said that Dhoni batted in the lower order for a large part of his career. He either played at number five or was sixth. He was the most successful number four as a batsman. But, the team did not get pressurized, so he decided to play in the lower order. Because the team felt that there would be no better batsman to withstand the pressure in the lower order. If you talk in the history of the game, there will not be a player like Dhoni. He won many matches for India, playing in lower order.
'Dhoni is the person associated with the land '
Singh also talked about Dhoni's off-field personality. He revealed how the most successful captain of the country in limited overs cricket is the person connected to the ground. Who mostly like to keep themselves apart. RP said that Dhoni has always been associated with the land. We often complained that they did not pick up our call.
Once, he told me and Munaf Patel that when he would retire, he would pick up everyone's phone in the half ring. Now that he has retired from international cricket, we will check whether he has retired.
Dhoni's average highest at number 4
Batting at number four, Dhoni has scored 1358 runs in 30 ODIs at an average of 56.58. He scored 4164 runs in 156 matches at number 6 at an average of 47.31 and 940 from 46 matches at number seven. Dhoni scored 10773 runs in 350 ODIs. He has scored 10 centuries in ODIs.