Amongst the people who spoke in favour of MS Dhoni in tough times, Sourav Ganguly made a step forward to urge Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri to speak to MS Dhoni about the batting position in the T20Is. Ganguly also told that MS Dhoni should approach differently in the shortest form of the game if he wants to be successful.
Now, Ganguly is pleased as punch with the team management for extending support for MS Dhoni. These things mean a lot. Ganguly told that the team management has backed during his times and it is good that it is getting continued even now.
“Team management coming out in support of MS Dhoni, that’s how it should be. Be it Virat (Kohli) or whether it’s Ravi (Shastri). It happened during our times and it is happening now. There’s nothing wrong in it,” Sourav Ganguly said to India Today.
According to Ganguly, MS Dhoni is a spectacular ODI player. But his form is a bit concerning in T20Is. Dhoni has to change the way he is dealing things in T20Is.
“Coming to Dhoni’s continuation in this T20 side, I think he needs to change the way he plays T20 cricket. I don’t think that the talent has gone away from him, he has played very well in the 50-over cricket and that’s the way it is. If he changes his game and if he plays the Dhoni we know, of course, he can continue in T20 cricket,” Ganguly said.
Talking about the experts’ opinions, Ganguly told that every commentator is bound to give their opinion. That is a fact. According to Ganguly, even if Dhoni or Virat becomes a commentator in the future, they will also give their opinions.
“In terms of experts giving their opinions, be it VVS (Laxman) or Ajit Agarkar, they are bound to give their opinion. That’s part and parcel of professional sport. Even when we played, commentators gave their opinions when they felt whether someone should be in the side or not.
That’s what commentators and experts are hired for. I don’t see too much into it. Maybe someday when MS becomes a commentator or Virat becomes one, they will have to give their opinions and that’s the way it is,” Ganguly said.