India’s World Cup-winning former fast bowler Munaf Patel believes it is nobody right to tell MS Dhoni when he should retire. There are a lot of speculations regarding MS Dhoni’s retirement but the former skipper is not yet prepared to hang his boots. Munaf Patel stated that Dhoni has his own planning and he knows what to do at what time.
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Meanwhile, MS Dhoni power-hitting abilities are on the wane in the last two years. He isn’t the same batsman and it would be the right time for him to make way for the next generation. The players like Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson have shown that the future of Indian cricket is safe.
Dhoni knows what is best for the team.
“He has his own planning. He must have told the BCCI but not all things are revealed. Dhoni doesn’t need anybody to tell him what to do. He has done so much for the country. What West Indies have achieved since 1975, Dhoni has done it in a few years (2007-15). He has won us all trophies. You can’t ignore him just like that,” he said while talking to TV9.
On the other hand, Munaf Patel believes Navdeep Saini who got a chance in the ODI and T20I squad for the tour of the West Indies, should have got his opportunity in the Test matches. Navdeep Saini has impressed with his brisk pace and he has shown that he has the skills to clock the speed of 145km/h.
“He (Saini) is the only player now who can bowl at 150 kmph. He needs to be in the Test team also and should be kept with the team throughout,” Munaf said.
Navdeep Saini should be given more chances as he is yet to make his debut for India. Saini had also impressed while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. Furthermore, the fast bowler will aim to grab his chances with both hands on the West Indies tour. Saini was also selected as a net bowler for the Indian team in the World Cup.