New Delhi: Star cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni was not included in the Twenty20 series against the West Indies and Australia, after which a new debate has begun in the cricket world. Many cricket analysts have declared the selectors’ decision right, while some veterans believe that the selection committee should not drop the player of the stature of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has a big contribution in Indian cricket.
Dhoni is tasting his own medicine!
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is the Champion of the Indian Cricket Team’s three major tournaments, is now facing the same situation which many senior cricketers had to do in his captaincy. Dhoni had recommended that many seniors be taken out of the team on the basis of performance in his captaincy. This is also shown in the film made on Dhoni. Is it time now that Kohli and the selectors assert Dhoni honestly?
His average of 25.20 in 18 matches this year. His strike is 68.10. That is why he has been discharged from T-20 and now he is just playing one-day internationals. When Dhoni was the captain, in his captaincy, players like Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh had to face similar situations on the basis of performance. Although these players never publicly said anything openly.
But in fact under Dhoni’s captaincy, they all had to get out of the team for poor performance, and now Dhoni is getting the taste of his own medicine. In the team’s announcement on Friday, Dhoni has not been given the place in the T20 squad against the West Indies and Australia. Rohit Sharma will captain for T20 series against West Indies while Kohli will take charge in the T20 series against Australia.
Now Rohit and Virat make distance!
In an interview given to an English newspaper, a source in the BCCI told that selectors and team management also discussed a lot with Captain Virat Kohli and Vice-captain Rohit Sharma who were present in the selection meeting. The source said, “Do you think that without their consent (Kohli and Rohit) the selectors could take this decision.”
Another source also said that through team management, the selectors had informed Dhoni that now it is time to test any young wicketkeeper. India won the T-20 World Cup in 2007 under Dhoni’s captaincy. But is the T20 career of Dhoni’s become over, this is a big question.