Adam Gilchrist himself was one of the best wicket-keepers in the world. So he made his own list of the best keepers who have played with him. He said, “India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the best wicket-keeper in the world.”
India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni, New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum, South Africa’s Mark Boucher or Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara — all are contemporaries of the legendary Australian wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist.
Adam Gilchrist put Mahendra Singh Dhoni above all. Then there are Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka, Brendon McCullum of New Zealand, and Mark Boucher of South Africa.
But why did Gilchrist choose Dhoni as the best of these four wicket-keepers? The Australian cricketer himself has argued in his favor. “The way Dhoni has developed himself, the way he has been loved by everyone and set himself as a role model is remarkable,” he said.