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Sameer Kumar

Software engineer at HCL technologies | Updated 27 Jul, 2018 |

Is MS Dhoni a better wicketkeeper than Adam Gilchrist?

akash chauhan

Founder and CEO | Posted 26 May, 2020

I will pick them in the request given beneath. Well it is hard to choose among the four since every one of them were acceptable batsman particularly and have an awesome nature. In any case, after all I need to pick the one among them.

MS Dhoni

Kumar Sangakara

Adam Gilchrist

Imprint Boucher.

sadaf sarwar

Blogger | Posted 24 Dec, 2018

 MS Dhoni  is the best 

pandey nandan

St. Mary\\\'s College | Posted 20 Nov, 2018

Yes he is the best wicketkeeper in the world also.

piyush agraval

Blogger | Posted 14 Nov, 2018

If speed is a question, it is MS Dhoni.

Dhoni has successfully completed super human stumpings at lighting speed for the like of Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Ravi Ashwin, Ravi Jadeja, Yuzi Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and several others.

But for most of his career, the spinner for who Gilly kept the most was Shane Warne.

Speed for a wicket keeper is the parameter used to determine their stumpings and effecting run outs. From this point of view, Dhoni takes it.

But overall keeping considered, there is not much to separate the two.

Both are legends of the game and were(are) invaluable to their sides.

Ramesh Kumar

Marketing Manager | Posted 27 Dec, 2017

For Me no one can better than MS Dhoni..

राहुल ओबरॉय

Engineer,IBM | Posted 25 Dec, 2017

When it comes down to naming the best wicketkeeper in Cricket history, many would name Adam Gilchrist. Undoubtedly, with the gloves on, no one can really outmatch the real of charm of Adam Gilchrist. However, continuing to perform remarkably as wicketkeeper, batsman and captain, MS Dhoni has emerged to be a name that people are drawing comparisons with Adam Gilchrist. While comparing these two is simply absurd, but as cricket fans, we cannot help but go ahead anyway.

Dhoni idolize Gilchrist, considering him his role model in his early days. And on multiple occasions, Gilchrist too has praised Dhoni- “He’s (Dhoni) very effective and street-smart. I think he’s the quickest stumper that I’ve ever seen. You can have a perfect textbook technique and miss a stumping because you’re a bit slow”.

What defines a good Wicketkeeper? It’s the number of dismissals—Stumpings and catches. Now let’s see…

ODI: Dhoni (Catches- 263; Stumpings- 89 ) | Gilchrist (Catches- 417; Stumpings- 55 )

TEST: Dhoni (Catches- 256; Stumpings- 38 ) | Gilchrist (Catches- 379; Stumpings- 37 )

When you total the stumpings and catches of both Test and ODIs, Gilchrist wins hands-down.

Even as batsman, they were both remarkable, one better than the other in different departments (Average, Strike Rate, Most Sixes, More Run, and so forth). But this discussion is for another time.

As for wicket keeping goes, Gilchrist is the best. However, Dhoni isn’t bad in any sense. While Gilly was great at catching, MS is perfect in stumping.