The Indian head coach Ravi Shastri slammed the critics of the wicketkeeper batsman MS Dhoni. Shastri believed that Dhoni is a legendary player and he will decide his future on his own condition.
Shastri said,”Looks like there are a lot of jealous people around, who just want Dhoni to have a couple of bad days…. There are a few people who are waiting to see the end of MS Dhoni. But great players like him decide their own future.”
“It (the criticism) doesn’t make a difference to me. In our mind we know where Dhoni stands within the team. He is an ultimate team man. He was a great leader and now an ultimate team man.”
“It (the criticism) doesn’t make a difference to me. In our mind, we know where Dhoni stands within the team. He is an ultimate team-man. He was a great leader and now an ultimate team-man,” Shastri added.
Earlier the Indian captain Virat Kohli gave his full support to the former Indian captain. Kohli said,”First, I don’t understand why are people only pointing him out, I’m not able to understand this. If I fail as a batsman three times, no one is going to point fingers at me because I am not over 35.”
“The guy is fit, he is passing all the fitness tests. He is contributing to the team in every tactical way on the field. With the bat, if you look at the series against Australia and Sri Lanka, he did really well. In this series, he has not got much time to bat,” Kohli added.
MS Dhoni’s performance was not good in the recent Twenty-20 International series against New Zealand. Due to his slowest knock, India lost the second Twenty-20 International. But the team India won the series by a margin of 2-1.