Kapil Dev heaped high praise on MS Dhoni and called him the greatest cricketer India has ever produced on Tuesday. Both Kapil and Dhoni have led India to World Cup triumphs as captains. While Kapil’s Devils picked up the trophy in England in 1983, Dhoni’s famous six at the Wankhede Stadium helped India become world champions for the second time in 2011.
When asked what he thought of MS Dhoni, Kapil said without hesitation: “MS Dhoni is the greatest player India has ever produced. He played 90 Tests and then said let’s give a chance to the youngsters. Dhoni did that and hats off to him for putting his country before himself.”
Dhoni announced a shock retirement from Test cricket back in 2014 in the middle of an Australian tour. In January 2017, Dhoni stepped down as India captain in limited-overs formats.