Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has placed all the rumours to rest with two successive grainy knocks against Sri Lanka under pressure situations.
During the second ODI of the five-match series, India was shaking at 131/7 which Dhoni and pace bowler Bhuneshwar Kumar strike without any fuss.
Talking on Dhoni’s stellar show, childhood coach Keshav Banerjee has smashed the chief selector MSK Prasad because of his observation as one of the greatest ODI players of all-time.
After the team selection, Prasad said that Dhoni is not the usual choice and he has to prove his worth to stay in the contention for the 2019 ICC World Cup.
Dhoni’s childhood coach Keshav Banerjee said to xtratime that “Every selector has their own way of team selection procedure but my question is that why he has made this public. As much as I know Dhoni, if he feels that it’s time to hang his boots, he will retire without saying a word. A few days back when he was talking to me, he said sir jab time ayega, chor denge. Kisike liye wait nahin karenge.”
Banerjee added, “He doesn’t have the authority to say such things against MS Dhoni. Prasad should ask himself that in how many matches he was a part of Indian playing XI. I am a friend of Mahi since the childhood days when nobody knew him. As far as I know him he will take his final call on retirement at the right time.”
Talking about Dhoni’s retired from Tests on his own terms even if he had the chance of completing the 100 Tests milestone, Keshav said: “I just want to ask a question that if Dhoni wanted to play 100 Tests matches for India, he could do that, there was nobody who could have stopped him.”
“He could still be the captain of the limited overs side but he didn’t. Dhoni always listens to his instinct. At the end of the day, he is a star performer and he always tries to give his best of the side. In the second ODI he gave Bhuvneshwar Kumar the chances to play all the shots freely, on the other hand, he just played the mentor’s role.”