MS Dhoni received a lot of flak after he failed to carry India to victory against New Zealand in the second T20I in Rajkot on November 4. The former skipper’s patchy innings reinvigorated the debate over his place in India’s T20 team.
Former India cricketers Ajit Agarkar and VVS Laxman have even suggested the Indian team management to start looking beyond the wicketkeeper-batsman in the shortest format of the game.
Agarkar had said that India will not miss Dhoni T20 cricket.
“I think India must now look at other options, at least in T20Is. In one-day cricket, they seem to be happy with the role that he is playing. When you were the captain of the side, it was different. But just as a batsman, will India miss him, I don’t think so. In T20 cricket, it is lot easier to make that transition as there is lot of experience in that team apart from MS Dhoni now.”
But now the former pacer, Agarkar, who played 191 ODIs and 26 Tests for India is being targeted on Twitter for his criticism of Dhoni.
@imAagarkar comments on @msdhoni truely tells your personality. He is always a master of limited cricket . I think you must respect him. And your comments on dhoni are like local MLA commenting on PM’s job— Shubham kawatra (@kawatra_shubham) November 10, 2017
People who are asking to drop #MSDhoni firstly ask them what they have done for India they were good for nothing like @imAagarkar #akashchopra— karan (@karanohri1981) November 9, 2017
@imAagarkar u are not eligible to comment one the best cricket of India has ever produce. U can’t decide who will retired when. This is degrading ur image again and again— GYANA RANJAN BHUYAN (@imgyana4u) November 10, 2017
Wen u don’t have any work to do and u wnt to grab media attention, dat’s wen some players pop in eg. @imAagarkar.Dare u comment on @msdhoni— Pramod Singh (@itsme_pramod) November 10, 2017
@imAagarkar Mr. Just keep ur mouth shut u r nothing in front of Dhoni, and you r no1 to comment on his retirement, khud to team mei jgh bna nhi pae logo ke career pe comment krenge..— ashwani chawla (@ashwanichawla03) November 10, 2017
@imAagarkar dont try to be popular by trolling #msd for their retirement jitna aap 20 ki age mein khelte the usse kahi jada achaa #msd 36 ki age mein khel rahe haii so please stop trolling #MSD..😡😡— Sandesh singh (@Sandesh0977) November 9, 2017
@imAagarkar hello ms dhoni is best player and best caption , real me samjha jaye to pahle aap apana record dekho fir msd ki aalochana kero ok— Vishnu Meena (@VishnuM21455198) November 10, 2017
MSD is only source of attention to you people @cricketaakash @imAagarkarLyf mein dusra bhi kuch kar liya karo— Abhay kucheriya (@abhay_kucheriya) November 9, 2017
Mr. Ajit Agarkar, Im eager to see how you’ll face Mahi now during Zak’s wedding because Mahi will still greet you with a smile coz thats how he is and surely you’ll behave like nothing ever happened! Double standards gonna show up 🤗— • Saloni • (@salkulfree) November 9, 2017
@imAagarkar who the hell are you to comment on our #mahi vai.. Jealousy people everywhere..— king brahma (@KingBrahma2) November 11, 2017
@imAagarkar– First you have to prove urself that what u did for Indian team? Before the statement against MSD.Infront of MSD u r nthng Ji..— MechVicky (@MechVicky9059) November 11, 2017