'Inspirational' Dhoni is still a matchwinner for India: Rahul
Cuttack: There is no denying the fact that MS Dhoni is at the fag end of his career but opener K L Rahul said the former skipper is still a match-winner for India and continues to be an inspiration in the dressing room.
Promoted to the no.4 position, Dhoni made an unbeaten 39 off 22 deliveries before affecting four dismissals behind the stumps to help India record a massive 93-run win over Sri Lanka in the first T20 International last night.
Dhoni, thus, became the player with most dismissal in the shortest format of the game. With 201 dismissals in 272 matches, the former captain has become the second wicketkeeper after Kamran Akmal (207 in 211 matches) to complete 200 dismissals or more in Twenty20 Internationals.
"I see him (Dhoni) as motivated in the dressing room as I always have. He's somebody we look up to, he's a match winner and he will always be one," Rahul said at the post-match news conference.