MS Dhoni has looked rusty in the beginning of the IPL 2020. It remains to be seen if he returns back to normal or has lost touch. Dhoni was in the thick of things during the 2019 World Cup for his poor strike rate. He took an extended sabbatical after the marquee event and then announced his retirement from international cricket.
Their is no doubt that Dhoni is not at his usual best. He is not timing the ball to perfection. However, he showed little glimmer of hope during the final over in the last match to hit three sixes which went to distance. But he has faced severe criticism for demoting his batting position and experimenting with the CSK line-up in the inaugural matches.
Dhoni will be next seen in action when CSK takes on Delhi Capitals later in the day. He will also be close on achieving a milestone of becoming the third Indian to hit 300 sixes in international cricket. The CSK captain needs two more sixes to achieve the feat. Only Rohit Sharma (361) and Suresh Raina (311) are ahead of him in this tally.
Dhoni made a big name for himself by making the country proud with his achievements after coming from the cricketing backwaters of Ranchi. He has achieved immense success as a player and also grew up to be one of the most successful captains and achieved almost everything the ICC tournaments had to offer.
All the success had made him one of the most influential person on the cricketing circuit but he was not the same when he was first introduced to the national team. Besides that, MS Dhoni has also been the go-to man for his teammates whenever he was on the field.
Dhoni understood the game well. He knew the strength of the side and backs his players accordingly. He did not takes any kind of frivolous decisions and likes to maintain his calm. It is due to these qualities Dhoni came up as one of the most calm and composed character on the cricket field.