Team India’s experienced wicketkeeper batsman MS Dhoni is facing all-round criticism. The biggest reason for this is their flop in the recently concluded three-match One-day series against England. Mahi scored a total of 79 runs in three matches. He did not get a chance to bat in the first ODI. Nonetheless, Dhoni batted extremely slow during this period, giving critics the chance to dominate.
About the world’s ‘best finisher’, people say that the age has started to dominate them. However, Dhoni has been one of India’s most fit players in the recent Yo-Yo Test. Given this, people or critics do not find it easy to accept.
Dhoni’s one-day record is also fantastic. He has scored 10,046 runs in 321 matches, with 10 centuries and 67 half-centuries. Apart from this, he has 300 catches and 107 stumpings. Team India has to play the World Cup next year and in view of India’s position, it is very important to remain in the final eleven of Dhoni.
We are going to tell you what five reasons it is, due to which MS Dhoni’s team is very important to play in India:
1) Is there any other wicketkeeper in the world better than Dhoni?
Dhoni has done 300 catches and 107 stumpings in ODIs. At present, no wicketkeeper in the world is also around him. Ranchi’s Dhoni is the world’s fourth wicketkeeper batsman, who has taken 300 or more catches. Former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist (417), former South African wicketkeeper Mark Boucher (402) and former Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara (383) are in the top of the order.
The manner in which Dhoni stumps is faster than the speed of lightning. He has proved his greatness by stumping fast at delicate moments. Dhoni’s strength behind the wicket is not limited to catches, stumping or runout. He also specializes in taking the DRS. Many times people have admitted that the DRS should be renamed as ‘Dhoni Review System’.
There is no doubt that Dhoni is not the best wicketkeeper at the present time. Despite being a wicketkeeper, Team India remains the biggest weapon.
2) Specializes in performing better than youth
Dhoni has guided many young players. Talking about Dhoni’s mentoring, many names including Jaspreet Bumrah, Bhubaneswar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuswendra Chahal strike in the brain. Recently, Dhoni performed best with new bowlers like Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur. As a result, Chennai SuperKing became the IPL 2018 champion.
This feature of MS Dhoni proved to be fruitful for Team India. The young team India is one of the world’s most fitted teams and he has had many match winners. Keeping this in mind, it is very important for Dhoni to remain in Team India in the World Cup.
3) MSD’s big hand in making Virat Kohli a ‘Virat’ captain
MS Dhoni has a big contribution in the successful captaincy of Kohli. Mahi decided to leave the captaincy at the right time and proceed with Virat. Under his supervision Virat Kohli matured as captain and the result is in front of cricket fans. Most Kohli was seen consulting Dhoni during the match. When Team India was in a very under-pressure position, Dhoni helped Virat and team India won the match.
There is a lot of benefits from Dhoni in the team for Virat. Due to Dhoni’s stay, Virat is able to field on the boundary line in the last over of the innings, because the fielder from the field of time to the bowler, the mahi lift their shoulders on the shoulders. Due to such qualities, it is difficult to find Dhoni’s option and Team India needs to remain in the 2019 World Cup.
4) understand match conditions better
When Dhoni bats, then the bowlers are aware of the reading. At the same time, when he is doing wicketkeeping, he reads the batsman’s mind. By analyzing it, he advises his teammates. The youth of Team India says that Dhoni removes half the pressure on them because he tells them how to bowl.
Dhoni is one of the world’s best captains in ODIs. Their decision gives benefit to the team. Dhoni’s team India is strong enough. He is the main player of Team India and keeping these points in mind, playing in his 2019 World Cup seems very important.
5) The best mix of the world’s best finisher and responsible batting
Team India’s opponents still believe that MS Dhoni is one of the world’s ‘best finishers’. When he is on his day, he knows how to flirt the opposition. In the recently concluded IPL 2018, Dhoni’s old style was seen. After this, he batted well in the T20 International series against Ireland and England.
Dhoni showed that he is very strong in the game and he can turn the game back by playing big shots. Apart from this, Dhoni was accused of having a very slow batting in ODIs against England. But the critics should remember that there are so many important occasions when Dhoni took the team out of the delicate situation and pushed them to a strong position.
Dhoni has dual art of fast and defensive batting. This will give Team India the advantage in next year’s World Cup. These figures and merits prove that Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s playing in the 2019 World Cup is very important so that Team India can win the title for the third time and the great wicketkeeper batsman’s royal farewell from the cricket field. He is saying this because Dhoni has indicated several times that he will retire after the 2019 World Cup.