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MS Dhoni faces criticism over slow batting; Virat Kohli gives a befitting reply to the haters

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 July 2018, 12:41 IST
(Deccan Chronicle)

In the second match of the ODIs series Dhoni crossed the 10,000-run milestone in the ODIs. Although former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni criticised by the Indian supporters at the ‘Home of Cricket’ for his slow batting result of this England beat India by 86 runs in the second ODI at Lord’s.

Dhoni scored 37 runs from 59 balls at Lord's when spectators were hoping from Dhoni to show cast some terrfic shot. Virat Kohli led Indian cricket team  could only manage 236 in 50 overs after England posted 322 runs with seven wickets down.

As reported in The Hindu Kohli cited at the post-match presentation ceremony that “This thing comes up again and again when he’s not able to play the way he does,”

Virat Kohli rescued MS Dhoni and said “It’s unfortunate that people jump to conclusions quickly. When he does well, people call him the best finisher ever, and when things do not go well, people pounce on him,”

“Moeen and Rashid are both quality bowlers in this format and sensed we couldn’t take risks. They created pressure in the middle overs. If it was one down we could have attacked a bit more,” Kohli said.

“The idea was to take the innings deep. He has the experience but sometimes it doesn’t come off. We totally believe in him and the ability of all the players,” the Virat Kohli said.

Also Read: India lose 2nd ODI against England by 86 runs

First published: 16 July 2018, 12:40 IST
 
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