Virat Kohli: A big boost for MS Dhoni


By Afrin

“Support drives you to do the impossible.” No matter how good you once were with your work, but time comes when you are not able to give your 100% in your field of work. But if you have a support to back you up with, you will cross the hurdles ten times easily as you would have done alone. It happens with almost everyone. M.S. Dhoni too didn’t see this coming, as his performance in Rajkot T20 against New Zealand became the matter of discussion among the India team management.

Dhoni was unable to strike his big shots during the India-New Zealand 2nd T20 encounter in Rajkot. Ajit Agrakar and VVS Laxman gave a hint at his possible exclusion from the side. But, on the other hand, Sunil Gavaskar believes that Dhoni should continue to play limited overs cricket. Everyone is coming up with their own perspectives and in Dhoni’s support Sourav Ganguly says that he should be given an opportunity to bat at No. 4, so that he could have a lot of time to settle in and this will also help him to play his natural game.

Dhoni scored 49 off 37 balls, playing dot 10 balls as the Indian team fell short by 40 runs in a 197 run chase. Virat Kohli emerged as a big support to Dhoni as he said it was not just Dhoni’s responsibility to make India win the match but it was a team work. Just because he crossed 35, doesn’t make him unfit. He is fit for the matches and has passed all his fitness tests, said Kohli. To adding to his words he also said that Dhoni is contributing to the team with his playing tactics as much as he can and he did really well in the matches against Sri Lanka and New Zealand. In this match he didn’t get much time to bat.

On and all, Virat Kohli was there to support Dhoni with all his might and was very logical with his words. He concluded his speech with saying that Dhoni is a very smart cricketer and he understands where he stands with his body and his game. So I don’t think anybody else has got the right to decide that for him.


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