Whether Dhoni is in the Indian team or out of it, he remains the center of discussion. He has a good fan following on social media. Dhoni-Dhoni’s slogans were heard against Australia during the Mumbai ODI match (India vs Australia, 1st ODI).
Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) has not been named by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in the annual Player Contracts for Team India. The players’ contract was announced by the BCCI on Thursday, in which Dhoni has not been ranked in any grade. The fact that Dhoni is without contract is being interpreted that BCCI is now thinking of planning his future and the former captain of Team India is not part of it. The head of the selection committee, MSK Prasad has also once indicated that the board now wants to bet on young cricket vendors like Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson. #ThankYouDhoni started trending on social media as soon as Dhoni got out of BCCI contract. Anyway, whether Dhoni is in the Indian team or out of it, he remains the center of discussion. He has a good fan following on social media.
Slogans of Dhoni-Dhoni were also heard against Australia during the Mumbai ODI match (India vs Australia, 1st ODI). In the match, KL Rahul took over the responsibility of the wicketkeeper due to Rishabh Pant not getting into the field for cricket keeping. During this time, when Rahul failed to catch a ball, the cricketers raised the slogans of ‘Dhoni-Dhoni’. Many cricketers were of the opinion that if Dhoni were part of the Indian team in the Mumbai ODI, he would not have suffered such a bad defeat. Dhoni is helpful by giving useful advice to the bowlers from behind the wicket.
Young spinners like Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have accepted that the advice of Mahi Bhai (MS Dhoni) is useful for them on many occasions. Dhoni is considered unmatched even in the field of field placements and the opposing players of his understanding of the game are also convincing. Despite all these advantages, it cannot be denied that Dhoni is coming down in the game as he grows older. Although he is still smart in cricket keeping, his weak strike rate falls in favor of the Indian team in the short format. Critics believe that Dhoni is no longer able to rotate strikes as fast as before, this increases the pressure on the batsmen. Now questions are also being raised about Dhoni being a ‘finisher’.