Who is the better WICKET KEEPER-Dhoni or Dinesh karthik?

@hiveenu (521)
India
January 23, 2007 3:26am CST
Hi, obviously there's no doubt regarding who's the blazing batsman and crowd entertainer. But on observing both behind the stumps I think that Dinesh karthik's collection, anticipation, catching skills and reflexes are marginally better than Dhoni. What do you think?
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@addict (172)
• India
23 Jan 07
There is no doubt that Dinesh kartik is better behind the wickets and he is doing with bat too. i think he should be given chance in test cricket. After a long time India have two wicket keepers which are decent behind the wickets and play there role nicely while batting too. I remember the time when dravid used to do wicket keeping because there was no keeper available who can do with bat.
@hiveenu (521)
• India
24 Jan 07
Thanks, my friend, I completely agree with you.
• India
24 Jan 07
well. cant say anithing.. because in wicket keeping both are same. but in batting dhoni is master blaster, and kartik is defending player. when india on big score dhoni is helping to increase run rate. but when india loose wicket kartik help to stick on wicket. so cant say
@hiveenu (521)
• India
24 Jan 07
Well, mahendra singh dhoni has proved to us already in a few matches that he can stay at the wicket without blasting when the situation is not favourable enough. Didn't you watch the one day home series against south africa?
• India
24 Jan 07
ya.. at that time he stuck on wicket. but after that series he never stuck very long time on pitch.
• United States
6 Feb 07
Both are matinee idols for sure..superb entertainers ....but i think shahid afridi edges out Dhoni by a slender marjin on the ferocity and audacity of stroke play...some of the sixes hit by Dhoni are from hilarious positions wheras Afridi hits are clean as a whistle. But Afridi is wondefully inconsistent and therein lies his folly.......
• India
23 Jan 07
i think dhoni is good for onedayers and karthik for test, i think this makes sense, what do you say?
@hiveenu (521)
• India
24 Jan 07
My thoughts exactly. This way we can prevent dhoni from getting burnt up and utilise karthik without wasting him.
• India
27 Jan 07
exactly, in this way we can have a reserve keeper who will have a good touch to the international cricket,,,,,, what do you say?
• India
23 Jan 07
i think dhoni is better.apart from keeping he is also good in bating.he is more experienced than kartik.
@hiveenu (521)
• India
24 Jan 07
Hi, thanks for your comments.
@ajithlal (14569)
• India
27 Jan 07
I also agree that Dhoni is better than kartik because of his batting ability and wicket keeping ability. Dhoni is a clear striker of the ball. I think Dhoni should be used for ODI version of the game and Karthik should be used for longer version of the game. Now a days there are lots of number of games played by a country. Wicket keeping is one of the toughest job in cricket. I think it would be wise to rotate Karthik and Dhoni in between the games so that both of them does not burnout.
@vnssmart5 (182)
• India
24 Jan 07
ahhh both r realy up for the match ...keeping wicks under tough situations ...no need to compare them
@hiveenu (521)
• India
24 Jan 07
hi thanx for ur response
@niitesh (1655)
• India
23 Jan 07
it is dhoni for sure ......india had never produced a good keeper batmen but now we have few who are really good at it karthik has a sheepish kind of attitude while dhoni is aggressive so the opponent fears him on his day he can tear any bowler apart
@hiveenu (521)
• India
24 Jan 07
you've got something wrong here my friend. Barry Richards has commented him to be the new aggressive face of indian cricket, awed by his on field attitude and fighting qualities. You can't please people like barry richards by being sheepish.
• India
23 Jan 07
obviously it s dhoni who rules the roost no doubt in this
@hiveenu (521)
• India
24 Jan 07
Hi, thanks for responding
• India
23 Jan 07
In my opinion,Dhoni is a better Wicket Keeper.He has now a lots of exprience & is also a handful batsman
@hiveenu (521)
• India
24 Jan 07
HI, thanks for your opinion.
• India
4 Feb 07
According to me, dhoni is not only better wicket player and he is a stroke players. He is also a match winner. Now, he is in the 3rd rank in World top batsmen list. In the last match against Westindies, he played superbly and that innings pushed him to 3rd rank in World top batsmen list.
• Kuwait
4 Feb 07
Karthik is better keeper than Dhoni
@Sree_ATP (169)
• India
4 Feb 07
Dinesh karthik what do u day yaar?
@amitavroy (4823)
• India
27 Jan 07
both the players are very good there is no second thought about it. But when we have to compare then I think dinesh is a better keeper than dhoni. His collection behind the stumps, his reflexes are slightly better than the only. But I would like to say what makes him different from dhoni is his dependable break of scoring runs. He is technically a very sound player and so he is a better choice in the longer version of the game. dhoni is an explosive player and he is very useful though one day matches.