Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Bangar has underlined the challenge for MS Dhoni ahead of the upcoming IPL edition. MS Dhoni has been one of the most successful skippers in the IPL, having won the tournament thrice and guided the franchise to the playoffs in every season they have played. Sanjay Bangar feels that managing seniors on the field would be a massive challenge for the captain.
MS Dhoni recently announced his retirement from international cricket after staying away from top-level or competitive cricket for over a year. He played his last competitive game in the 2019 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand wherein the veteran scored a battling fifty despite which the Indian team could not get over the line. However, the 39-year old will continue featuring for the CSK for a year or two more.
Sanjay Bangar understands that MS Dhoni, the captain boasts of plenty of experience; however, he has other experienced players too. Hence, from Bangar’s perspective, it could be a challenge to place him on the field and is eager to watch how the keeper-batsman does it.
“MSD as a captain, I know has a lot of experience, he has other experienced players as well, but how will he adjust these experienced players on field is what I am eager to watch,” Sanjay Bangar told in the Star Sports’ show Cricket Connected.
Sanjay Bangar expects no troubles concerning batting or bowling:
The former IPL coach and Indian all-rounder expects no troubles with the players’ fundamental skills since they are highly experienced. The T20 format, being a fast-paced one, needs athleticism and rapidly moving across the field. Hence, Bangar feels how MS Dhoni manages the senior cricketers would be the most challenging aspect.
“I do not think there will be any challenges he will face during batting or bowling with respect to these experienced players. The most challenging aspect will be considering the T20 format is based on athleticism and fielding plays a vital role in this format, how will he manage his senior players placing them on the field. I think this will be the most challenging part as a captain for him,” he added.