‘No one need to tell Dhoni how to bat under pressure’ says Kohli
Virat Kohli’s record 28th one day international hundred facilitated India’s series win against West Indies in Sabina Park on Thursday which is the seventh consecutive ODI series win of India against Windies.
Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni experienced a mixed fortune in the Caribbean, therefore, his level of form is under scrutiny as the hard hitter has turned into the 36th year of his life.
Whatever might be the circumstances, present Indian skipper Virat Kohli showed no concerns about MS Dhoni’s form and told no one need to show the former Indian skipper how to bat at the end.
Kohli said, “I think we get too impatient after just one game. That can happen to anyone. Any batsman can struggle and any batsman can get stuck in the crease. Even if you are in top form, it can happen to you, so I don’t think there is any issue.”
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was croaked with criticisms after he scored the slowest half century by any Indian batsman in last sixteen years. He crawled to 54 runs off 114 deliveries and India lost the match by 11 runs.
“I think it was only the last game where he couldn’t rotate strike. He is striking the ball beautifully. You don’t need to tell him anything in terms of how to play a situation or how to build an innings” – Kohli said further.
Before the ICC Champions Trophy, 2017, Virat Kohli termed Dhoni as ‘priceless’ and whole heartedly appreciated the way the former captain led the team.