Kolkata: His ability as a finisher has come under scanner but Mahendra Singh Dhoni's century against Chattisgarh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Sunday seems to have changed that impression. Well, at least some cricketers believe that
Rival captain Mohammad Kaif believes that Dhoni could have still continued playing all three formats. "He has natural abilities which you saw today. I believe he is still good enough for all formats of the game. He is still hitting the ball hard," the Chhattisgarh skipper said after Dhoni led Jharkhand to a 78-run win against his side.
"I have been watching Dhoni from his debut match and always felt you cannot become a 'Dhoni' just by practice," the former India batsman said.
Dhoni's 17th List A century, first for Jharkhand, came a day after he made a 50-ball 43 in a losing cause against Karnataka in their group D opening fixture.
On Sunday, he also rescued the side after being 57/6 in the 20th over as his century lifted their total of 243/9 before Jharkhand skittled out Chhattisgarh for 165 in 38.4 overs.
"We would have bundled them for 120 if Dhoni was not there," Kaif added.