Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is excellent, technique and runs can wait: Geoffrey Boycott

Former England captain says no one is perfect and therefore, one can't expect MS Dhoni to take India to victories everywhere and in all formats of the game. It is Dhoni's ability to get the best out of others is what stands out.

updated: September 13, 2013 20:39 IST
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Geoffrey Boycott says a solid technique in cricket has nothing to do with scoring runs. Singling out India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former England batsman said that that he would always pick the World Cup-winning skipper for his leadership qualities and not for his batting technique. (Read: Dhoni becomes mechanic, dismantles his first motorbike)

Speaking to ESPNCricinfo in an audio interview, Boycott said that the number of runs against the name of a cricketer should supersede how those runs were scored. (Also read: Is Sachin's 200th Test spoiling relations between India and South Africa, wonders Geoffrey Boycott)

"Technique is important. But the only thing that matters is how many runs you make. Nobody should ever make technique their god. That's too idealistic. Technique is a tool to help you do the job. As far as Dhoni is concerned, he should not be judged by his technique, but by the team he is leading," Boycott said while answering a question on 'whether it is good for Dhoni to struggle overseas as a batsman and still lead a side?'

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