New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has praised former India captain MS Dhoni for being “focused” throughout his career. Williamson who led New Zealand during the 2019 where they ended as runners-up said that Dhoni doesn’t really get distracted from the things around him.
“He seems to remember what is important and not get too caught up with some of those things that may be distracting, very focused on what’s important, but a special individual,” Williamson said on Star Sports’ show Cricket Connected.
Dhoni stepped down from captaincy from the limited-overs crciket back in 2017 and Virat Kohli has been leading the since then across all formats.
The wicket-keeper batsman last played for India in the World Cup 2019 semi-final against New Zealand that India lost eventually. He has been out of the action since then.
Dhoni missed the New Zealand tour earlier this year while his name wasn’t on the squad list for South Africa ODIs at home. Though, he was expected to return to action in the IPL 2020 and he even started with the practice session at the Chepauk stadium but the pandemic forced the IPL to be postponed for an idefinite time.
MS has led India to three major ICC trophies win. The Men in Blue won the World T20 in 2007, ICC World Cup (50-over) in 2011 and Champions Trophy in 2013. He is the only captain to achieve the feat so far.