Mahendra Singh Dhoni was asked which bowler was most difficult to face during cricket match in your career, to this MS Dhoni said that Pakistani bowler Shoaib Akhtar was the toughest player to face in ground.
MS Dhoni said “All the fast bowlers are quite difficult, with the limited technique I had, it was very difficult to face the fast bowlers. Still, if I had to pick one, I would pick Shoaib Akhtar,”
[junkie-alert style=”green”] Shoaib Akhtar was a Pakistani player and he holds the record for being the fastest bowler in the history of cricket with a top speed of 161.3km/h. [/junkie-alert]
What’s more astonishing is that Dhoni faced Shoaib Akhtar only 10 times in his career, 5 times in test matches and 5 times in ODI’s.
When asked why do you think he was the toughest player, Dhoni said ‘Very simple reason: he was quick, he was fast, he could bowl a Yorker. He was a bit unpredictable (but) he was fun to play against.”
MS Dhoni "Shoaib Akhtar is the toughest bowler I've faced. He was fast, he could bowl a yorker, he could bowl a bouncer & was unpredictable"
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 8, 2017