Twitter fumes on MS Dhoni: Twitter severely criticized Indian wicket-keeper batsman for his batting approach in the slog overs today.
During the 40th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Bangladesh and India at Edgbaston, India scored 314/9 in their allotted quota of 50 overs. What didn’t go down well with the fans was the fact that India looked set to score in vicinity of 350 runs given the kind of start they had.
The match was another instance when former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni found himself at the receiving end of blatant criticism. Coming in to bat at No. 6 in the 39th over, Dhoni scored 35 (33) with the help of four fours.
While Dhoni scored runs at an strike rate of 106.06, critics found bountiful faults in his approach as he once again waited for the last two overs to attack the opposition bowlers. What further didn’t work in his favour was him refusing a couple of singles in the last over.
While Indian fans expected Dhoni to make amends on the following delivery, he ended up skying a Mustafizur Rahman delivery to eventually walk back to the pavilion. Dhoni failing to up the ante towards the end was one of the reasons why India couldn’t bat Bangladesh out of the match in the first innings itself.
It is true that Dhoni’s approach has worked for both him and India in the past but the same has become a source of debate of late.
Twitter fumes on MS Dhoni for his batting approach vs Bangladesh:
Not what we wanted… Dhoni looks to pull, gets the top-edge and Shakib takes the catch.
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) July 2, 2019
— Nitin Vadher (@NitinVadher26) July 2, 2019
Another bizarre innings from Dhoni today. 🤷♂️
— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) July 2, 2019
Who remembers Ganguly at the end of his career when Dhoni became Captain ? Dhoni should thank his stars he has a fabulous human being called Virat Kohli as his successor.
(Yup. Won’t forget this, ever) #INDvBAN
— richa singh (@richa_singh) July 2, 2019
Dhoni fans keep finding ways of defending the indefensible.
— Anuj Singhal अनुज सिंघल (@_anujsinghal) July 2, 2019
— Rishabh pande (@RishabhhPande) July 2, 2019
— Zarah🇵🇰 (@ZarahKhatoon) July 2, 2019
Fans to Dhoni: Show us some 4s and 6s.
— Abhi (@DarkKnightEcho) July 2, 2019
Projected score before Dhoni arrived: 350+
After Dhoni: 320
Reason: Thala knows the conditions
Also he doesn’t want the Bangladeshi’s to lose interest after 45th over#INDvBAN
— Ambati Rayadu 👁️🗨️ (@AmbatiRayadu) July 2, 2019
Dhoni puts more pressure on the other batsman on the pitch than the opposition bowlers 🤦🏻♂️#INDvBAN
— Shridhar V (@iimcomic) July 2, 2019
What the —- is up with Dhoni.
— Sreenivasan Jain (@SreenivasanJain) July 2, 2019
Dhoni had the guts to drop non-performing seniors, while Kohli doesn’t have the guts to drop Dhoni. This is why Dhoni is a better captain than Kohli and why Kohli still needs Dhoni’s captaincy #DhoniPleaseRetire
— The Bad Doctor (@DOCTORATLARGE) July 2, 2019
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