Kohli’s captaincy under scanner, Dhoni to be axed?
Dhoni’s batting came under fire for his slow batting during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as Team India’s middle-order failed to deliver as expected. Kohli’s captaincy could also be reviewed
BCCI chief selector MSK Prasad is very likely to talk to MS Dhoni soon and ask him to retire. India’s Former skipper batting came under fire for his slow batting during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as Team India's middle-order failed to deliver as expected.
In an Interview with the Times of India, the source stated, "We're surprised that he's not done it so far. There are youngsters like Rishabh Pant waiting to grab their chances. As we saw in the World Cup, Dhoni isn't the same batsman anymore. Despite coming in at No. 6 or 7, he was struggling to force the pace, and it was hurting the team."
The TOI report further quoted the source as saying that there was no chance that MS Dhoni would be selected for West Indies tour.
"I don't think he's in the selectors' plan for the 2020 T20 World Cup too. He must quit international cricket gracefully. He isn't an automatic pick any more,” stated the source.
"We didn't want to distract him, and he too must have wanted the team, and himself, to be focused on the Cup. But the time to take a call is now. He has nothing left to achieve or prove in international cricket anymore."
"I'm certain that Dhoni is not going to be picked for India again. It's high time he calls it a day," the report states.
The source, who is one of the prominent former India cricketer and well-versed with how things work in Indian cricket, even went on to say that current captain Virat Kohli's captaincy could be reviewed after India's unsuccessful exit from the World Cup after defeat against New Zealand. Under Kohli's leadership Team India failed to lift Champions Trophy 2017 and ICC World Cup 2019.
"In fact, I think even Virat Kohli's captaincy could be reviewed. This campaign wasn't successful by any standards. Accountability has to start from the top."