Who was the toughest bowler Dhoni ever faced?

“If I had to pick one, I would pick Shoaib Akhtar”

Image courtesy of: Zimbio

India wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni has faced a number of world-class bowlers throughout his career, but who was the toughest of them all?

Speaking at a charity dinner hosted by captain Virat Kohli, Dhoni admitted that ex-Pakistan seamer Shoaib Akhtar was the bowler that gave him the most trouble.

“All the fast bowlers are quite difficult, with the limited technique I had, it was very difficult to face the fast bowlers,” Dhoni said. “Still, if I had to pick one, I would pick Shoaib Akhtar.

“Very simple reason, he was quick, he was fast, he could bowl a yorker, he could bowl a bouncer but you never expected a beamer, he was a bit unpredictable, he was fun to play against.”

Dhoni is currently involved in the Champions Trophy, where India won their opening game against Pakistan on Sunday. Their two remaining group stage matches will be against Sri Lanka on Thursday and South Africa on June 11.

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