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‘Dhoni doesn’t seem to be carrying on’


While Indian cricket fans are still angered with Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s omission from the T20I squad, former India cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi has come up with an interesting talk, saying Dhoni too doesn’t seem to carry on.

Dhoni doesn't seem to be carrying on
Dhoni’s exclusion from the T20I squad surprised and angered many.

Dhoni, already a cult figure in Indian cricket, was left out of the T20I squad that will take on the visiting Windies side following the five-match ODI series.

It’s definitely surprising to see a player of Dhoni’s stature getting left out, but questioning Dhoni’s approach towards the game, Bedi said: “Yes, Dhoni has been dropped, and I don’t think he seems to be keen on carrying on as well.”

“If playing for the country is the highest honour, you should also play for your domestic side. I am not talking about the merits and demerits of a player; I am only talking about the ethics of the selection process,” adds Bedi.

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Meanwhile, another former Indian cricketer Arshad Ayub has a different feeling regading Dhoni’s case. Hailing Dhoni as an ‘institution by himself’, Ayub said the selectors might have spoken to Dhoni before dropping him.

“The selectors might have spoken to Dhoni before making the decision. He has a big heart, and he is always game to give youngsters a chance,” said Arshad, adding, “In fact, Dhoni himself has voluntarily retired from Test cricket because he understands what the team needs. I am confident that it is just a matter of time before he can make a comeback into the T-20 side.”

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