"MS Dhoni has earned respect of the players," - Saba Karim reacts to KL Rahul's 'will take a bullet for him' remark

MS Dhoni is one of the biggest names in international cricket.

MS Dhoni | BCCI/IPLFormer India skipper MS Dhoni is one of the biggest names in international cricket. Even though Dhoni has retired in all three formats at the highest level, his former teammates adore him to the core.

The right-hand batsman KL Rahul is one of them as in his recent interaction with Forbes India, he claimed that that anyone who has played under Dhoni can easily take a bullet for him without any second thoughts.

The former India wicket-keeper batsman Saba Karim while being on the Khelniti podcast, reacted to KL Rahul’s remark about the Ranchi-based right-hand explosive wicketkeeper-batsman.

He has earned the respect of the players. Perhaps the biggest achievement of his is the trust of these players.

Everyone, be it any fan, players, common man, or the corporate world, loves and respects him so much. MS Dhoni depicts what India stands for. His character and personality personifies the concept of how India defines itself as a country,” Karim said.

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The 53-year-old then talked about how the current crop of Indian players have come up owing to MS Dhoni’s backing.

I have never heard him sledge or mock any player. He used to always encourage the bowlers. KL Rahul, Ishant Sharma, and Yuzvendra Chahal have played under Dhoni. But they weren’t there when India won the 2013 Champions Trophy or the 2011 World Cup. All these players have come up because Dhoni has backed and encouraged them,” Karim signed off.

As far as Dhoni is concerned, he recently turned 40, on July 7 (Wednesday), and celebrated his birthday with his close family members at his residence in Ranchi. The former Indian captain had wishes pouring in from all corners, including his former teammates and fans worldwide.


By Swapnil Shireesh Javkhedkar - 10 Jul, 2021

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