MS Dhoni. (TOI Picture)
NEW DELHI: Former India cricketer and selector Roger Binny feels wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni is previous his prime now and that’s evident from the way in which he has been taking part in cricket within the final two seasons.
Dhoni final performed for Crew India within the semifinal of the 2019 ICC World Cup in Manchester the place they suffered a heartbreaking 18-run defeat in opposition to New Zealand.
“He (MS Dhoni) has misplaced a little bit of health. There are youthful gamers coming by the system. He was adequate to move on the gloves to the youthful gamers which is sweet of him however yeah, I believe he’s previous his greatest,” Binny stated throughout an interplay on Sportskeeda’s Fb web page.
“Seeing him the final couple of seasons, he’s simply previous his greatest cricket which he has performed, which we have now seen him able to doing,” he added.
Dhoni was gearing up to participate within the 13th version of the Indian Premier League in March, figuring out efficiency within the cash-rich league for Chennai Tremendous Kings might assist him seal a spot within the squad for T20 World Cup Down Underneath.
Nevertheless, as a result of coronavirus pandemic, the IPL was initially postponed indefinitely earlier than BCCI lastly deciding to host the match in UAE beginning September 19. The choice got here after ICC postponed the T20 World Cup.
In accordance with his teammates, Dhoni regarded in good contact within the coaching periods that have been held earlier than the unique beginning date of the match i.e. March 29. The CSK administration held a coaching camp on the Chepauk Stadium in early March the place Dhoni was current.
“Truthfully talking, each time a cricketer makes a comeback after such a protracted break, individuals assume that he can be a bit rusty. However I’m certain he was doing one thing at Ranchi as a result of when Dhoni landed within the camp, he did not look rusty in any respect. His routine work was — he performed five-six balls after which used to clear the fence,” CSK spinner Piyush Chawla informed Aakash Chopra on the latter’s YouTube channel, final month.
“He batted for lengthy. In actual fact, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Dhoni and Murali Vijay….there have been restricted gamers within the camp and there have been numerous bowlers. So everybody batted for lengthy – 2-2:30 hours on daily basis. Each batsman performed 200-250 balls,” he added.