SA v IND 2018: MS Dhoni deserves credit for Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal's success- Atul Wassan

Dhoni helps the two spinners from behind the wicket.

MS Dhoni with Kuldeep Yadav | GETTY

Indian team has made their bowling line-up strong by adding two wrist spinners in the attack. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have performed par excellence in recent times.

Former India cricketer Atul Wassan feels one of the main reasons for their success is MS Dhoni, the Indian wicket-keeper who kept on guiding the two spinners. "I think half of the wickets should go to Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He is just amazing behind the stumps. Before every ball was bowled, he knows what a batsman going to do. These guys should bow down and touch his feet. These guys not experienced and Dhoni was doing the homework for them. Dhoni should be credited for this," Wassan told NDTV.

Kuldeep and Chahal destroyed the South African batting line-up in ongoing ODI series. "I heard Dhoni saying 'Ye ab idhar niklega. Ye abb idhar marega'. And the same thing was happening. Chahal and Kuldeep were following Dhoni's instructions and those were working for India," Wassan added.

Dhoni, who has been criticised for his lack of runs, received support from Wassan. The former India captain managed just 69 runs in the first five ODIs of the series so far.

"If people can criticise Dhoni for not getting runs, they should probably look at this factor also," Wassan said.

Kuldeep and Chahal have many times credited Dhoni for his continuous guidance. 

"From behind the stumps, Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni) always keeps advising you. He knows what the batsman is going to try. It makes it easier for us," Chahal had said after taking career-best 5-22 as South Africa were defeated in the second ODI at Centurion.


By Sihyeu Singh - 15 Feb, 2018

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