New Delhi, Nov 10 In recent times, two former Indian captains and a top-notch all-rounder have questioned MS Dhoni’s utility in the Indian cricket team. As the debate over Dhoni gathers steam, two of the most important persons in Indian cricket, captain Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri, have come to the rescue of the under-scanner 2011 World Cup-winning skipper.
Ravi Shastri has hit back at Dhoni’s critics like Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag and Ajit Agarkar, telling a vernacular daily: “Looks like there are a lot of jealous people around, who just want MS Dhoni to have a couple of bad days. But the Indian team knows who Mahendra Singh Dhoni is and what he means to the team. There are a few people who are waiting to see the end of MS Dhoni, but great players like him decide their own future.”
“I think people need to be a bit more patient. He’s a guy who understands various cricketers. He’s a very smart guy. He understands where he stands with his body, with his game. So I don’t think anyone else has the right to decide that for him.” he added.
“In our mind we know where Dhoni stands. He is an ultimate team-man. He was a leader, a great leader! And now an ultimate team-man,” said Ravi Shastri.