There is no player as revered as MS Dhoni in the current Indian squad. Some would say he is the most revered ever.
So, things have to really go wrong for everyone to be collectively criticising his performance. To his (and our) misfortune, things did really go wrong today.
Dhoni should b left out from the team and Rishab pant should be in #INDvAFG— Dipak Shelke (@dipakshelke21) June 22, 2019
The former captain scored 28 runs off 52 balls but it is the horror of his ‘almost run-out’ that is going to haunt us for a while.
For those who weren’t following the match, Afghanistan missed possibly the easiest run-out of this World Cup as they couldn’t dismiss, Dhoni and Jadhav, both running towards the same end of the pitch.
Dhoni & jadhav confused— Cricphile (@Cric_phile) June 22, 2019
Rashid khan confused
Everyone confused😂#INDvAFG #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/fm9hcKL1tD
But spinner Rashid Khan and wicket-keeper Ikram Ali Khil didn’t take too long to redeem themselves and dismissed Dhoni in the same over.
UNBELIEVABLE SCENES HERE! 🤯— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 22, 2019
Rashid Khan misses a simple run-out, then dismisses Dhoni in the same over. BIG WICKET. #INDvAFG#AfghanAtalan pic.twitter.com/IdrcKijIEU
This had Twitter feeling all kinds of emotions. Here we have compiled some of them.
Nightmare of an innings from #Dhoni. Horrible to watch, no strike rotation, absolutely clueless against quality spinners. Hoping Indian bowlers can bowl out the Afghan side to under 200 and win the match for #TeamIndia— Aditya (@Aditya35967522) June 22, 2019
Two unsung hero for Afghanistan today. 😬— Sum!t (@offside_always) June 22, 2019
Both of them simply outplayed India with no chance given.#INDvAFG #Dhoni pic.twitter.com/yHu5KANXTT
#INDvAFG— Ankit Singh (@Thakur_Ankit_) June 22, 2019
Me to Jadhav and Dhoni 😭 pic.twitter.com/t9DgVQyeFe
#INDvAFG what Dhoni’s innings did to India!!!! 😜 Jadav— Mr Right Winger (@WingerMr) June 22, 2019
That typical innings where Dhoni struggles because he is old and out of form for last 5 years and it isn’t a flat track but everyone thinks he is playing a sensible strategic innings for the situation.— Tamil poets and Intelligencia (@PostModernAsura) June 22, 2019
Dhoni in today’s match #IndvAfg #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/GZWIY8BIEE— Hardich pandya (@Harditch) June 22, 2019
Me watching Dhoni’s and Jadhav’s batting😒#INDvAFG pic.twitter.com/4JhTlS8RvF— بازلہ🌼 (@imbazilah_) June 22, 2019
Dhoni and Jadhav… converting boundaries into 1s.. nice strategy! #INDvAFG— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) June 22, 2019
Such a frustrating innings by India. It was especially painful to watch Dhoni bat #INDvAFG— Sarah Salvadore (@sarahsalvadore) June 22, 2019
MS Dhoni today out stumped in ODIs for the first time in 8 years and only the second time in his career. Both instances in World Cup – off Rashid today and Bishoo in 2011. #CWC19— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) June 22, 2019