Mumbai: Wonder what Mike Brearley would have written about Captain Cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni in his 1985 book The Art of Captaincy (some call it his treatise on captaincy). That's exactly what MiD DAY asked him on Monday evening before he delivered his lecture. "Honestly, I haven't watched much of Dhoni. But from what I have seen, I think he is a wonderful batsman and very good wicketkeeper. He has got good results and has done remarkably well under pressure."
Goof-up at Lord's
However, Brearley was a touch disappointed with Dhoni's decision to bring himself on to bowl during the Lord's Test earlier this year. "I feel he missed something during the Lord's Test. England were six down for 100-odd runs in the second innings, and Ishant Sharma was getting most of the breakthroughs. Suddenly, he didn't bowl for an hour-and-half after that.