New Delhi, Sep 8: Former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener has revealed that he is a big fan of India's most successfull captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Klusener said he admires MS Dhoni's finishing skills which the latter has been doing for over a decade.
"Kohli and AB (de Villiers) are the best players in the game right now. I am a big MS Dhoni fan as well. Performing consistently for over 10 years is no joke. And moreover, he is doing the same job (finishing) which I used to do for my team back then," 45-year-old Klusener was quoted by Sportskeeda as saying.
Klusener was considered as one of the best match finishers of his time. The all-rounder scored 1,906 runs in 49 Tests at an average of 32.86.
He was very successful in the limited overs format. In 171 ODIs, the left-handed-batsman had amassed 3,576 runs in 137 innings at an average of 41. His strike-rate was 90, which was considered incredible during his time.
Klusener is in Chennai as the coach of Lyca Kovai Kings in the ongoing Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) and feels such a league is a good opportunity for the budding talents and at the same time gives him a chance to interact with promising youngsters.
His performance with the ball is equally impressive. The right-arm medium pacer claimed 80 wickets in 49 Tests and in the ODIs, he bagged 192 wickets from 171 matches at an average of 29.95.
Klusener was known for his finishing skills and helped South Africa win several matches. Klusener was recently appointed as the batting coach of Zimbabwe cricket team.