Dhoni starts like Bajaj scooter and ends life Rafael fighter
May 8, 2021
Though MS Dhoni has retired, he will not remain in the memory of his millions of fans. Many cricket critics comment that M S Dhoni should come early to hit sixes and win the game for the team. Some of them said Dhoni takes more balls to settle down for big hits. Those critiques should understand Dhoni often comes in the slug overs and occasionally he comes before the crucial slug overs. The critics should understand that Dhoni only carries a bat and not an anti-aircraft gun to press the trigger at will. Only pinch hitters are sent to hit from the first ball in order to bring the team back into the game, and such a plan clicks sometimes and often fails to yield results. Those players take a chance and play like jihadis to sacrifice wickets for a possible turn around in a crisis situation. No team can allow its big player to take too much of a risk and throw his wickets. Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties and nobody knows when the fortune changes; a small lapse in the fielding can change the situation completely.M S Dhoni is a seasoned batsman and he carries the team’s responsibility; he knows the opportune moment to strike. One thing the critics should remember is that the opponent team keeps their best bowlers to bowl in the slug overs when pressure mounts on both the teams. One can’t afford to go for lusty hitting from the first ball unless there is a pressing need. Dhoni does the right thing by taking five to six balls in the middle of his bat; pushing it for a single or two just to make himself ready for the big hit-Smack! Smack! Smack! Dhoni won many matches with this approach and he still applies this approach in IPL matches. Team India should learn from Dhoni and the Indian Team Management should appoint Dhoni as the Chief Coach.