Four Mistakes Of MS Dhoni That Played A Huge Role In India’s Defeat To New Zealand
Former India skipper MS Dhoni continues to divide opinion because of his indifferent form with the bat. India exited the World Cup at the semifinal stage after being stunned by New Zealand. The Black Caps beat the Men in Blue by 18 runs to storm into the final where they will take on New Zealand. Throughout the competition, MS Dhoni faced the heat for not showing enough intent in this tournament.
He did score a fighting fifty against New Zealand but it eventually went in vain. In the wake of the defeat, the cricketing world is divided over MS Dhoni. So, through this article we take a look at four mistakes from Dhoni that played a big role in tilting the game towards New Zealand
4. Missing the chance to run-out Kane Williamson:
Kane Williamson was batting on just 26 when India got a huge chance to run him out. On the third delivery of the 26th over, Ross Taylor tapped a Yuzvendra Chahal delivery at short cover and set off for a quick single. Virat Kohli came charging and threw the ball under-arm while being airborne towards Dhoni.
Kane Williamson was struggling to make his ground. However, Dhoni failed to collect the ball. Kohli’s reaction after Dhoni’s failure to collect the ball said it all. Replays later showed that Williamson would have been in trouble, had Dhoni collected the ball. The New Zealand skipper went on to score 67.