IPL commentators feel that MS Dhoni is still up there with Virat Kohli as one of the IPL's main players

MS Dhoni recently hit his T20 career best score of 79* against KXIP.

Virat Kohli has learnt the art of chasing from MS Dhoni, said Dean Jones

MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli have been widely regarded as the best run chasers in international cricket in limited overs format.

MS Dhoni showed his prowess recently, when he hit a 44 ball 79* against KXIP, while Virat Kohli smashed 92* in a chase against MI. Though both failed to get their teams over the line, they showed that they are the best chasers in the format.

Former England captain Nasser Hussain, in an interview with India Today, said, "Few people were asking if MS Dhoni is past his best. Can he still do it? We saw after the end of Kings X1 game. He didn't get them over the line and CSK didn't win it but he showed it to people that he can still do it."

MS Dhoni’s methods of chasing haven’t changed as he took the game to the last over; but his inability to hit those big sixes, frequently enough, hampered him quite a bit and CSK suffered a loss as a result.

Dean Jones was not worried, as he said to India Today that, "Dhoni is brilliant at chasing. I still think Kohli has learned it seeing him and got better at it. Dhoni has been a little rusty but he got them so close against Kings XI."

"That 79 not out is Dhoni's highest IPL score. We haven't seen him at his best for the last couple of years and it's good to see him find some form," former Australia player Brad Hogg said.

"He is up there with Kohli as the main Indian players this IPL. You want those players to perform because it is encouraging for the kids coming out. You look up to this older cricketers and they want them to see perform and success not in touch patch for too long. That's when it gets exciting," Hogg adds.


By Jatin Sharma - 20 Apr, 2018

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