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Indian cricketer takes a jibe at MS Dhoni, says team India isn't anyone's property

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 August 2019, 14:36 IST
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Indian cricketer Manoj Tiwary who plays for Bengal in domestic cricket has recently hit out at former Indian skipper MS Dhoni. Manoj Tiwary who has shared the same dressing room with MS Dhoni while playing for the Indian Premier League franchise Rising Pune Supergiants has said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) needs to take a call on Dhoni’s retirement.

“Dhoni has done a lot for our country. He has made a lot of contributions to this team. Recently, Sachin Tendulkar said that it’s time for Dhoni to side-line himself, he has played a lot. Though Virat Kohli has said that the team needs Dhoni, I feel that the selectors need to take a tough call. It’s time to show courage, and it’s necessary to take the step,” Tiwary was quoted as saying by the Indian Express.

“I’m not sure if the selectors are giving Dhoni chances based on the past. There are a number of talented cricketers in our country, and they should get chances. The Indian team isn’t anyone’s personal property. It’s a team of the nation, and that needs to be kept in mind,” he added.

Manoj Tiwary who has played 8 ODIs and 3 T20Is for India is known to be pretty vocal on issues related to Indian cricket. He has also talked about being ignored for the Indian Premier League this year. While on the other hand, MS Dhoni is currently not part of the Indian contingent that has travelled to the Caribbean for a bilateral series against West Indies. It was being speculated that MS Dhoni might retire after the recently concluded World Cup in England, but Dhoni has still kept the suspense alive.

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First published: 22 August 2019, 14:36 IST