Bharat Arun defends Dhoni’s slow knock against Afghanistan

Indian bowling coach Bharat Arun defends the slow knock of MS Dhoni against Afghanistan during India’s last game which has turned out to be the talk of the town.

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India are having a smooth World Cup so far without any defeats. In their last game Afghanistan, they had a minor slip. However they managed to keep the winning momentum with them.

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During that match, Indian wicket keeper batsman MS Dhoni scored 28 runs from 52 balls. When the former Indian captain tried to accelerate his innings, he was stumped off in Rashid Khan’s delivery. That knock is among many criticisms, even involving some big names like Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly.

On MS Dhoni’s innings against Afghanistan, Indian bowling coach and the former India bowler said that while the coaches remain in constant touch with the players, he cannot divulge the details of the same.

“There is a constant dialogue between all the batsmen, the support staff, the batting coach, the head coach — Ravi Shastri has a constant dialogue with all the coaches. I can’t really get into the brass tacks of what we discuss, but yes if I have to answer your question, there is a constant dialogue for us to improve,” Arun said.

“I think according to the situation and the condition of the wicket, we were able to successfully defend the total that we put up. And had we probably lost a wicket at that stage (when Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav were batting), then things would have turned out differently. So I don’t think it’s too much of a concern for us right now,” he added.


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