Is finisher Dhoni getting closer to finish line?
It was a quintessential MSD response. After an embarrassing six-wicket loss in the second T20 at the Barabati Stadium here, ‘Captain Cool’ chose to dwell on the crowd trouble and used gallows humour to describe the response of the people to India’s mediocre performance. However, even with his phlegmatic attitude, he would know that he doesn’t have the same command over the limited-overs format like he used to.
It will also be interesting to see how the new regime in the BCCI will view his struggles. Will he be retained as skipper in the shorter formats?
The day Virat Kohli was named captain of the Test side, it was clear that Dhoni’s days as captain in limited-overs too were numbered, but with the World T20 in India next year, there was a school of thought that the biennial event would be the perfect farewell to celebrate an illustrious career. However, his dipping form is making things difficult for arguably world cricket’s finest finisher. Details