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MS Dhoni is 'GOAT'; Shoaib Malik Lavishes Praise on Former India Skipper

Cricketnext Staff |September 15, 2017, 4:23 PM IST
MS Dhoni is 'GOAT'; Shoaib Malik Lavishes Praise on Former India Skipper

New Delhi: Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is regarded as one of the best cricketers ever to have played the gentleman's game. However, in the eyes of former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik, Dhoni is simply the best.

During a social media Q and A session with the fans, Malik was asked about his views on Dhoni and he lavished praise on the 2011 World Cup winning India captain. A Twitter user asked Malik: "@realshoaibmalik some words on @msdhoni ??? #askMalik"

To this, Malik simply answered in two words, which won the hearts of millions on social media. 'GOAT' is the short from of 'Greatest of All Time'.

There is no doubt that Dhoni is one of the best in business as his records speak for itself. He is only captain in the world to have led his team to ICC World T20, ICC World Cup and ICC Champions Trophy titles.

While, he also has innumerable individual milestones to his name as well. Dhoni holds the record for most stumpings in the 50-over format of the game, when he recently broke the record of Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara.

Also, Dhoni is only the sixth India to play 300 ODIs and he also fourth in the list of most runs scored by an Indian in one-dayers.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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