Given his reputation as one of the greatest wicketkeepers in the industry, fans and analysts are eager to point out the absence of the former India captain whenever Rishabh Pant or Dinesh Karthik make a mistake. At the Asia Cup 2022, Pant had a chance to run out the clock against Sri Lanka, but he blew it. When the seasoned wicketkeeper wasted the opportunity to appeal an LBW decision in the series opener between India and Australia in Mohali, Karthik was also placed in a similar predicament.

When it comes to run-outs or stumping, Dhoni has established a standard. The former India captain recently discussed how he perfected the technique at a Livfast event. For those who are aware of Dhoni’s ascension to legendary status in cricket, he began keeping wickets in school before wearing the gloves for India in all three forms.

In addition, I picked up tennis ball cricket. It’s crucial to have soft hands while keeping wickets when playing tennis. The ball eludes your grasp when you have firm hands. So, starting from there, we all went forward,” the wicketkeeper-batter was quoted as saying in an India Today article.

“The gloves we have a cotton lining inside of rubber. Therefore, it is already fairly soft. As a result, I don’t have to give or receive; instead, I may sometimes take the ball.”

The most ever by a wicketkeeper, MS Dhoni finished his international career with 829 dismissals, including 195 stumpings. Additionally, he is the third-most effective wicketkeeper across all forms. Only Mark Boucher (998) and Adam Gilchrist (905) have more dismissals from ‘Captain Cool.