New Delhi: Former England captain Mike Brearley finds a lot of "similarity" between India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and legendary all-rounder Ian Botham.
"I find Dhoni a lot like Botham. Dhoni is also blessed with a lot of natural ability like Botham and both could single-handedly win matches for their countries. Dhoni, like Botham, couldn't have walked alone in a team on the basis of one strength. But the overall package makes him as good an all-rounder as Botham," Brearley told PTI during an interaction on the sidelines of the Indian premiere of James Erskine's new film 'From the Ashes'.
Asked about Dhoni's batting abilities, Brearley was quick to reply, "He is a brilliant No 7 batsman for any Test team."