Ganguly on Dhoni being dropped from the T20I team: Former Indian captain has said that he isn’t suprised with the news.
Former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni being dropped from the recently announced T20I squad against Windies and Australia had become the headline on Friday night and the days that followed.
Given the stature of the name involved, attracting numerous opinions, both positive and negative, was bound to happen and it did.
I’m not surprised, says Ganguly
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has become the latest high-profile personality to share his opinion on the same. Speaking on a TV Show at India TV, Ganguly said that he wasn’t surprised to see it happening.
“I am not surprised that MS Dhoni has been dropped from the T20 squad because his performance hasn’t been great. If you see the 2020 World T20, I don’t think Dhoni will play that far and that’s why the selectors have given chance to Rishabh Pant who is in a good form,” Ganguly was quoted.
Having said that, Ganguly pointed out a disadvantage of the decision, something which sounds logical and the Indian selectors will have to look to solve.
“I have one issue here… I feel if the selectors are going to stick with Dhoni till the 2019 World Cup, then I think he should be given enough matches. He doesn’t play domestic cricket so after the last ODI against West Indies, Dhoni will next play in Australia in the ODI series and after that against New Zealand. That’s a long gap in cricket,” the 46-year old added.
With Dhoni not been named in the T20I side, he only has three ODI series to play in between the ongoing series and the ICC Cricket World Cup. Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on Dhoni below:
Sunil Gavaskar is in @msdhoni‘s corner. 👊
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) October 29, 2018
— Dhonikarthi (@Dhonikarthi9) October 30, 2018
— Dileep Saivarma (@DSaivarma) October 28, 2018
— vamsi krishhna (@vamsikrishhna7) October 28, 2018