IND v BAN 2019: "Mahmudullah's captaincy reminds me of MS Dhoni's," says Irfan Pathan

Bangladesh managed to win their first ever T20I against India under Mahmudullah's leadership.

Mahmudullah | AFP

Former India pacer Irfan Pathan, who is part of the commentary panel for India vs Bangladesh T20I series, observed that visiting team captain Mahmudullah's captaincy matches MS Dhoni's style.

Irfan looked impressed with Bangladesh captain. The neighbors managed to win the first match in Delhi but lost the next game. They still have an opportunity to seal the series by winning the last game, which is expected to be fierce.

"When you win a match against one of the best teams in the world, it helps in boosting your confidence, and Mahmudullah had shown great qualities of a captain including the changes he made during the match," said Pathan speaking at the Nerolac Cricket Live show on Star Sports.

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"There was a hint of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in his captaincy as he also used part-time bowlers after the power play which is a strategy often used by Dhoni," he added.

Harbhajan Singh backed wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim to carry the Bangladesh batting line-up. Rahim has experience of batting in crunch situations, and he would be vital in the last T20I at Nagpur.

"Mushfiqur Rahim is a player with a lot of experience, his ability to play both spin and pace bowling is great, and he has the maximum responsibility in the Bangladesh squad in terms of batting which gives him an edge over Mahmudullah who is also a good player for the Bangladesh team," said Harbhajan, India's veteran spinner. 



By Sihyeu Singh - 09 Nov, 2019

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