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Best wicketkeeper in India: Weareone

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Best wicketkeeper in India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the name that comes to mind when, talking about best wicketkeeper in India. He is considered one of the greatest wicketkeepers and captains in the history of Indian cricket. He made his debut in December 2004 and quickly established himself as one of the best wicketkeepers in the world.

Dhoni’s wicketkeeping skills were top-notch. More than those quick reflexes, Dhoni had a brilliant mind behind the wicket and his excellent anticipation skills was something quite unique. He was also known for his strong and accurate arm, which helped him to affect a number of run-outs. He was one of the best finishers in the game, known for his calm and composed nature, even in high-pressure situations.

MS Dhoni

As a captain, Dhoni led India to numerous victories, including the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cups, 2013 ICC Champions Trophy and the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. He was also the captain of the Indian team that reached the final of the 2014 ICC T20 World Cup. Under his leadership, India became the number one team in the ICC Rankings in Test cricket for the first time in 2009.

When it comes to MS Dhoni’s keeping, yes, he was a bit unorthodox behind the wicket, but his precision and quick stumping skills made him stand apart from the rest. He stands third in the list of the most dismissal by a wicket-keeper in the history of the game. Take a look at the top 5 wicket-keepers with most dismissals.

Player NameCountryMatches playedTotal DismissalsCatchesStumpings
Mark BoucherSouth Africa46799895246
Adam GilchristAustralia39690581392
MS DhoniIndia538829634195
Kumar SangakkaraSri Lanka594678539139
Ian HealyAustralia28762856068

While there have been other great wicketkeepers in Indian cricket, such as Syed Kirmani, Nayan Mongia, Wriddhiman Saha and more recently Rishabh Pant, none have quite matched the success and impact of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. His record as a player and the Indian captain speaks volumes, and he will always be remembered as one of the greatest wicketkeeper and captains in the history of Indian cricket.

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