Originally Posted by benchmark00
Jono, as poor as Streetwise's posting is, and tbf, it is poor... to say that 'Fact: Dhoni is 50 times the T20 batsman than Michael Clarke' is pretty much on par for poorness.
Clarke, imo, still has a role to play in t20. There's still a place for classical stroke play, so to speak, in t20, not just the slap and hope players.
Dhoni is the furthest thing from a slap and hope player. He plays smart, measured cricket when he needs to. And then when his team needs him to score 17 off the final over he gets it by hitting sixes.
In what aspect of T20 batting is Clarke better than Dhoni? Not at pushing the ball around, not at rotating the strike, not at hitting boundaries.
If you play Clarke every game just in case that on the 1 in 500 occasion that you get a greentop in a T20 match, then yes, maybe Clarke is better than Dhoni.
I truly believe Dhoni is in another world of T20 batting compared to Clarke. I know you're not arguing Clarke is better, but I don't think he's better at any aspect of T20 batting at all.