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    Mahendra Singh Dhoni is spectacular!

    what a gem of an innings by dhoni at jaipur, smashing an unbeaten 183 to lead India to glory. i think its finally clear who the top 3 wicketkeepers in the world are:
    1) Gilchrist 2) Sangakarra 3) Dhoni

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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric
    what a gem of an innings by dhoni at jaipur, smashing an unbeaten 183 to lead India to glory. i think its finally clear who the top 3 wicketkeepers in the world are:
    1) Gilchrist 2) Sangakarra 3) Dhoni
    How does making 180 runs show that you are a good keeper?

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    ^ Exactly.

    I think u mite be trying to say, 1 of the best wicketkeepers who can make runs.

    but then, ppl like moin khan and alec stewert made plenty of runs back in the day.

    I believe dhoni is currently good due to his good form, but dont see him in the top5 wicketkeepers in the world. He hasent even played test match yet man !
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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric
    what a gem of an innings by dhoni at jaipur, smashing an unbeaten 183 to lead India to glory. i think its finally clear who the top 3 wicketkeepers in the world are:
    1) Gilchrist 2) Sangakarra 3) Dhoni
    Enthusiasm good to see, if he does turn out to be a great player, then you can say those four satisfying words "I told you so"
    You know it makes sense.

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    it was a once in a lifetime innings. its unfortunate i didn't get to see it. But he has showed his class as a batsmen and is what India has been wanting for a long time; a wicket keeper that can bat. Hes a promising star for the 2007 world cup

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac
    Enthusiasm good to see, if he does turn out to be a great player, then you can say those four satisfying words "I told you so"
    Whether or not he turns out to be great, batting still has no effect on how good a wicketkeeper is.

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    Whether or not he turns out to be great, batting still has no effect on how good a wicketkeeper is.
    Literally that's true but in modern cricket, it sure affects whether you get a game or not. Would Dhoni be playing for India if he wasn't such a good hitter? Doubt it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat
    Literally that's true but in modern cricket, it sure affects whether you get a game or not. Would Dhoni be playing for India if he wasn't such a good hitter? Doubt it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    Whether or not he turns out to be great, batting still has no effect on how good a wicketkeeper is.
    He highlighted his batting, but then went on to say he was one of the 3 best keepers in the world so I assumed he thought he kept very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric
    what a gem of an innings by dhoni at jaipur, smashing an unbeaten 183 to lead India to glory. i think its finally clear who the top 3 wicketkeepers in the world are:
    1) Gilchrist 2) Sangakarra 3) Dhoni
    Have a read of Neil's feature article lamenting the passing of the keeper, and you will realise the folly of your statement.

    This all reminds me of the old Monty Python sketch when the man goes to see the vocational guidence councillor because he's fed up of being an accountant and wants to become a lion-tamer. When asked what qualifications he has, he replies "I've got a hat with 'Lion Tamer' written on it".
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    calm down guys, my bad in not saying it more clearly, i meant to say that dhoni is one of the 3 most talented wicketkeeper-batsmen (or wicketkeepers, batting-wise). also, dont think that i'm going crazy because of one performance, i know he has a long way to go but after what i saw today, i can see him becoming huge.

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    I don't think adharcric meant that he was one of the 3 best wicketkeepers, but none the less it definitely was a mammoth knock. Tremendous, considering he also kept for 50 overs too in the hot sun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    I don't think adharcric meant that he was one of the 3 best wicketkeepers, but none the less it definitely was a mammoth knock. Tremendous, considering he also kept for 50 overs too in the hot sun.
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    Reserve judgment for what? I don't see what you have to judge him on? He's a good hitter, and when the ball is there to pound in ODIs he can do it. The thread starter himself said he mis-stated what he meant.

    But hey, quote my posts if you like.

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