Former Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni hasn’t been in the best of forms in the recent past especially with the bat in hand and has been facing criticism from every quarter for his inability to move the game forward like the way he used to do it before.
Even in the 4th ODI against South Africa in Johannesburg, Dhoni failed to unleash the big shots during the final overs and only managed to score 42 in more than run a ball.
Dhoni retired from the longest format of the game in 2014 and also stepped down from the limited-overs captaincy a year and a half back.
However, he has still been an integral member of the ODI and the T20I sides and until he calls it a day it will be very difficult for any of the budding youngsters to break into the Indian squad let alone being part of the playing XI unless any injury issues.
There have been questions raised on Dhoni for a long time and many have even urged the former skipper to call it quits from international cricket. A fan taking to his twitter handle had a question for former Indian batsman and a current cricket analyst Aakash Chopra. He said,
“Dhoni should retire sir. Whats your take on it?
In reply, Aakash wrote,
“Nobody has the right to tell anyone when to retire. I repeat…nobody.”
Another twitter user in reply to Aakash Chopra’s response said then whats the using of staying in the largest democratic country.
“Then what’s the point of living in world’s largest democratic country where you can’t say anything.”
Given the value which Dhoni bring to any team, there is certainly no doubt about the fact he is still India’s best wicket-keeper batsman at this stage, and he will certainly continue to be in the team at least till the 2019 World Cup.
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