Mahmudullah had a touch of MS Dhoni in his captaincy, says Irfan Pathan


Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah Riyad’s captaincy has traits of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s management, feels former India seamer Irfan Pathan.

The Mahmudullah-led Bangladesh defeated India within the sequence opener final week to register its first-ever T20 win over the hosts.

“Once you win a match towards probably the greatest groups on this planet, it helps in boosting your confidence and Mahmudullah had proven nice qualities of a captain together with the adjustments he made through the match,” Pathan mentioned through the ‘Nerolac Cricket Stay’ present on Star Sports activities.

“There was a touch of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in his captaincy as he additionally used part-time bowlers after the facility play which is a technique typically utilized by Dhoni,” he added.

Nevertheless, Bangladesh couldn’t maintain on to the successful momentum as India cantered to an enormous sequence levelling eight wicket win within the second T20 in Rajkot.

Each the groups will now look to seal the sequence after they tackle one another within the ultimate T20 in Nagpur on Sunday.

Bangladesh did not captialise on an excellent begin with the bat posting a sub-par goal of 154. Senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh mentioned the onus might be on wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim to guide the facet with the bat within the sequence decider.

“Mushfiqur Rahim is a participant with lot of expertise, his capability to play each spin and tempo bowling is nice and he has the utmost accountability within the Bangladesh squad by way of batting which supplies him an edge over Mahmudullah, who can be an excellent participant for the Bangladesh staff,” Harbhajan mentioned.

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