There’s nothing more upsetting in sport than to see a talented player struggle for opportunities. What’s more upsetting is that in the past decade, there have been various players who’ve suffered from this. We’re talking about players with the potential to play for the Team India, although for some reason they failed to make the cut.
Every year, a lot of players shine at the domestic level, although only a few can make it to the national team on the back of their domestic performances.
Moreover, of these, only a fraction of these players are able to make an impact, and this is when players need the backing of their skipper.
Under MS Dhoni’s leadership, many talented players came to the fore, but they struggled for consistency and couldn’t cement a place in Team India.
Today, we’ll be listing below, five such players who could have had much more success in their respective careers, if Dhoni had supported them.
Five players who struggled to play for India under MS Dhoni’s leadership:
5) Naman Ojha
Wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha is also one of those players whose international careers never really took off because of the presence of MS Dhoni. The Indian skipper himself is a wicketkeeper-batsman, and thus, Ojha couldn’t get as many opportunities that his talent deserves.
He played just one Test match for Team India, wherein the 36-year-old scored 56 runs. Moreover, Ojha represented the national team in just one ODI, he played seven balls before getting dismissed, having scored just one solitary run.
The right-handed batsman further played just two T20 matches and managed a total of 12 runs. Owing to these struggles, Ojha was never given more chances in the Indian team.
At the domestic level, the batsman from MP has 9753 runs, in First-class matches, which highlights the potential he had, only if he had the backing from Dhoni, Ojha’s career would have been very different altogether.