New Delhi: Former India pacer Irfan Pathan has uncovered that World Cup-winning ex-captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni got a kick out of the chance to control his bowlers when he began his captaincy spell in 2007 however came to confide in them by 2013, a stage during which he likewise turned into a more quiet pioneer.

The 35-year-old Pathan, who had under Dhoni as influence of both the 2007 World Cup-winning group and the 2013 Champions Trophy-securing side, said the years, as they passed by, changed Dhon the skipper in a larger number of ways than one.

“In 2007, it was the first run through and you comprehend that when you are given a major duty of driving a group, you get energized,” Pathan said on Star Sports’ ‘Cricket Connected’ when asked how Dhoni changed as a commander somewhere in the range of 2007 and 2013.

“The group gatherings were in every case little however, both in 2007 and 2013 during Champions Trophy, only 5 minutes meeting,” included the bowler, who declared his retirement from all types of cricket prior this year.

Discussing the one change that he saw in Dhoni, Pathan stated, “… in 2007, he used to run from wicketkeeping to bowling end in fervor and attempt to control the bowler too however when 2013 came he was letting the bowler control themselves. He was quiet and in charge.



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