London: Marvelled by his amazing ability to win matches from nowhere, a British newspaper has said there was no better candidate than Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the sportsman of the 21st century award.The British daily also compared the Indian cricket captain to the great Michael Jordan.

Sakshi Dhoni’s nail biting moment
Dhoni has wielded his willow tremendously under pressure to win matches for not just India but also for his side in the Indian Premier League. Astonished by his ability to score winning runs in dying moments of the matches, Telegraph writer Simon Hughes said that if Michael Jordan was the greatest sportsman of the 20th century, Dhoni was an early candidate for 21st century.
The sports writer first remembered how Jordan won matches in dying seconds for Chicago Bulls in NBA and his rivals watched helplessly and then narrates how Dhoni does it for India and Chennai Super Kings.
"I thought of Jordan when watching MS Dhoni win yet another match for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL on Thursday night. He left it late. He usually does. His team needed 46 from the last four overs, two of which were to be bowled by Dale Steyn, the no.1 bowler in the world. We wondered this time if he had left it too late. Steyn’s first ball was manhandled over deep mid wicket for a big six, and his second, a fast bouncer was deposited over long on for another with an extraordinary forehand smash. He had scored 41 of those 46 to win from just 12 balls faced," Hughes wrote.


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