Mahi is respected throughout the world Image: Getty
MS Dhoni not only commands respect from his Indian peers but has established himself as one of the most revered characters in the game of cricket today and according to Pakistani batsman Shoaib Malik, Mahi is simply the GOAT- Greatest of all time.
Malik, who is married to Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, was asked in a Twitter Q&A session what he felt about MS Dhoni, to which he responded with two words, "Legend GOAT."
Legend GOAT— Shoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) September 14, 2017
The compliment from a player from India's traditional rivals Pakistan speaks volumes about Mahi's pedigree in the game.
The 35-year-old is still considered as one of the best finishers and wicketkeepers in the world and has won India every honour possible during his tenure as the captain of the team.