No one knows the real Mahendra Singh Dhoni, says Sunil Gavaskar

The former Test opener and well-respected cricket analyst has joined a growing list of admirers of the current Team India skipper, who keeps adding one feather after another to his burgeoning cap

updated: July 13, 2013 13:01 IST
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The accolades are flowing in torrents for Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The Indian skipper has been showered with the best of cricketing adjectives after his 52-ball 45 not out helped India clinch a nail-biting win against Sri Lanka in the final of the tri-nation series in Port of Spain in the wee hours of Friday (Indian time).

The latest to join the Dhoni admirers list is Sunil Gavaskar, who says it is impossible to decipher the captain's real character and intentions. Almost everyone is making an opinion on the Indian captain, who smashed his way past hapless Sri Lanka pacer Shaminda Eranga to score 16 runs off three deliveries as India won a humdinger with two balls to spare.

Dhoni is winning the debate of "who is the best finisher in the game" hands down as the Indian captain keeps providing his muscular touch to many a coveted Indian win. Dhoni's nearest competitor is former Australian batting all-rounder Michael Bevan, but with a far superior strike rate (89.63 to Bevan's 66.42) in successful chases in ODIs, the Indian captain seems to be only competing against himself.

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