Chennai: Only a few players like Mahendra Singh Dhoni can score a double hundred in a Test match with an amazing strike-rate (nearly 85 percent), feels his younger teammate Virat Kohli. (JPN/Agencies)
"His (Dhoni) strike-rate was 87 percent (84.55) which is quite brilliant. Only a few players are there in the world who can do that," Kohli, who scored his fourth Test century on the day was lavish in praising his captain.
"It was brilliant batting especially coming in at the fall of Sachin Tendulkar's wicket. The way he batted was usual for him and when he is in flow he can hit the ball a mile," the rising star of Indian batting said.
Asked about whether this was the best innings played by Dhoni, he said,"I have seen him bat like this in the ODIs. I think his knock of 183 against Sri Lanka but ODIs are different."
"But when you analyze the situation of playing with a tail-ender and take strike when you wanted and hit the ball when it is needed, it is totally a great display of batting in temperament wise, hitting the ball cleanly and assessing the situation as well by Dhoni. Especially, in Test matches it is not easy to play with the lower order and making 200 plus score with a lower order is commendable thing."
Mahendra Singh Dhoni played an excellent knock and smashed 224 runs before being dismissed on the fourth day of the first cricket Test on Monday.
Dhoni played a historic inning and faced265 balls to reach this milestone. The 31-year-old displayed some excellent cricketing shots and smashed 30 boundaries which included 6 massive sixes.
Chennai: Only a few players like Mahendra Singh Dhoni can score a double hundred in a Test match with an amazing strike-rate (nearly 85 percent), feels his younger teammate Virat Kohli.