The legendary Kapil Dev has weighed in on the debate surrounding MS Dhoni’s future in T20 cricket.
After a poor showing with the bat in the recently concluded series against the Kiwis, Dhoni’s critics came out in full strength as they voiced their displeasure at the Ranchi man.
Many people believe that Dhoni is no longer an asset to the T20 side and must make way for younger and hungrier players who are waiting for a call up. With the likes of Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant knocking on the door, Dhoni himself realizes that he needs to perform or else make way.
World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev though believes that Dhoni has a lot of cricket left in him but accepts that the selectors are the only ones who remain in power.
“There is nobody who will play throughout their life. But, I think he (Dhoni) is playing very good. Rest, I leave it to the selectors. They will do a better job than what we have to do.”
“I give an opinion and it will only create confusion in people’s mind. I don’t want to do that. Let’s leave it to the selectors who are doing this job. They will put a lot of time when he should play and when he shouldn’t play.”
No matter what the selectors decide Dhoni must know that he needs to change some aspects of his game in the shortest format. Other wise he might overstay his need in the starting XI, something no one really wants to see.