There was a touch of MS Dhoni in Mahmudullah’s captaincy: Irfan Pathan


Indian all-rounder, Irfan Pathan feels that Bangladesh T20I skipper, Mahmudullah Riyad has that calmness that many used to witness in MS Dhoni’s captaincy.

Mahmudullah of Bangladesh.
Mahmudullah. (Photograph by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Photographs)

Considered one of many coolest clients going round within the Bangladesh circuit, Mahmudullah was all the time imply to maintain calm beneath strain. Followers could keep in mind Mahmudulla’s fancy shot choice that price Bangladesh the all-important match within the 2016 WT20 towards India the place his workforce required simply 2 off three balls.

Time has modified and so has Mahmudullah’s shot choice. In the course of the post-match present on Begins Sports activities, Irfan Pathan mentioned he noticed glimpses of Dhoni’s captaincy in Mahmudullah. He was in all reward for him as he went on to check his bowling change methodology with India’s all-time nice’s.

Though India went on to win the second T20I of the sequence, Bangladesh scripted historical past, within the first T20I, as they went on to beat India in T20Is for the primary time ever, that too within the absence of two Bangladesh cricket’s stalwarts, Shakib Al Hasan (resulting from two years ban) and Tamim Iqbal (opted out of the sequence resulting from private points).

Within the post-match present, Pathan went on to say, “Whenever you win a match towards top-of-the-line groups on this planet, it helps in boosting your confidence and Mahmudullah had proven nice qualities of a captain together with the modifications he made throughout the match.” He additionally added, “There was a touch of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in his captaincy as he additionally used part-time bowlers after the ability play which is a technique usually utilized by Dhoni.”

Harbhajan Singh thinks Mushfiqur Rahim and never Mahmudullah to be Bangladesh’s key

India’s most profitable off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh mentioned that Mahmudullah could also be an essential participant for Bangladesh however their major man is Mushfiqur Rahim with all his expertise and method. Mushfiqur in keeping with Harbhajan, has the precise recreation participant must should adapt in gradual and spinning tracks in India. Mushfiqur can play on the rise when there may be tempo within the wicket and also can play spin very well which makes him a harmful participant.

“Mushfiqur Rahim is a participant with lot of expertise, his potential to play each spin and tempo bowling is nice and he has the utmost accountability within the Bangladesh squad when it comes to batting which provides him an edge over Mahmudullah, who can also be a superb participant for the Bangladesh workforce,” mentioned Harbhajan.