Team India and its fans suffered a major setback when the hope of 130 million people ended with Dhoni’s run out in the semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Ever since then, speculation about Dhoni’s future has been doing the rounds and there has been mixed opinions about his return to international cricket. The man himself has been away from cricket since then and has done his best to stay away from controversy.
Chief selector, MSK Prasad has cleared that Team India has moved on and the focus will now be on the rising stars. But, ever since Dhoni’s departure, India has failed to fill in his boots. Keeping in mind the ICCT20 World Cup this year, let’s take a look as to why M.S. Dhoni should be a part of the Indian side.
A mastermind of the game:
Dhoni has been one of the most successful captains of the sport of cricket and is the only captain to have won all the major ICC tournaments under his reign. Team India also achieved first position in ICC Test Team Rankings under M.S. He left captaincy in 2017 from all formats to create space for Virat Kohli to take over. This helped Kohli in building a squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. But even after stepping down as the captain, Dhoni has always been Virat’s captain.
Spectators have seen Dhoni guiding Virat and the entire team in times of crisis. Dhoni has been a mastermind of the game and his tactics are way beyond modern day captains. His approach towards the game and his experience of handling pressure in big matches will surely help team India in clinching its second ICC T20 World Cup.