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MS Dhoni is a great ambassador of the game, but not the best wicket-keeper: Pakistan's Rashid Latif

Calling Dhoni a cool guy, Latif said his favourite wicket-keeper is South Africa's Quinton de Kock

Prabhjeet Singh Sethi 16 March 2018, 8:31 PM
Not just Latif, many other Pakistani cricketers have admitted that Dhoni is great

Not just Latif, many other Pakistani cricketers have admitted that Dhoni is great Image: Twitter

Everyone says MS Dhoni is great. But when someone from Pakistan says this, it sounds sweet. Recently, veteran Mohammad Yousuf suggested that Sarfraz Ahmed must take captaincy tips from Dhoni. Now, former wicket-keeper Rashid Latif has admitted that Dhoni is a great ambassador of the game. But, there's a big but. Latif also said that he is not the best wicket-keeper in the world. According to him, the best man behind the stumps is South Africa's Quinton de Kock.

In an interview with Gulf News, Latif said, "Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a very good ambassador of the game not only for India but for all over the world. A cool guy and that’s why India had lot of success under him. He is a very good human being too."

When asked about the best wicket-keeper in the world, he said, "I feel De Kock is the best wicketkeeper after Jeffrey Dujon."

And like most senior cricketers around the world, Latif highlighted the importance of staying fit. "I believe strongly in fitness. Cricket is a skilled game but you need fitness. Awareness of the game is vital for success in international cricket. By fitness, I don’t mean that as a cricketer, one has to be as fit like legendary runner Usain Bolt. In cricket, you also need to have mental strength."

Latif was not always in Pakistan's scheme of things because Moin Khan ruled the roost as wicket-keeper. He has played nearly 40 Tests and 166 ODIs for his country.

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