Basically a Test Series or Test Cricket is for patience loving cricketers or the cricketers with a lot of patience. Recently Team India lost their 1st and 2nd Test match against England and the performance went from bad to worse. After this a lot of questions were raised regarding team selection and poor team performance, though it was impossible to point fingers at just one person…
However, the main question arising from the tons and tons of debates that followed was-
Does Team India miss former captain MS DHONI??
MS Dhoni is one of the most valuable assets of Indian cricket team. One of the best wicketkeepers to have played for Indian Cricket Team and possesses an average of over 50. He is also known for his calm and composed nature on field. He is known as one of the best finishers in history of cricket. Despite being one of the fittest player AGE is catching him many critics are questioning about his place in the team.
Here are few reasons why Team Indian misses MS DHONI and need him back immediately-
1. Responsible Attitude
The man from Jharkhand is always complimented for his unique set of skills behind the stumps and also he has used his ability with the bat, to make some solid knocks. He has the record score of 183 to his name, which is the highest by any wicket-keeping batsmen in history of ODI Cricket. His swiftness behind the stumps and also his guidance has been extremely useful for spinners like Ashwin, Jadeja, Cahal, etc.
One the other hand, though he does not really lack experience in International Cricket, the team has seen Karthik get out rather early and too easily, playing silly shots. He is still not ready to be the number one keeper of the team and there is a need for a solid player and leader like Dhoni still.
2. Experience Of Batting Under Pressure
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is known to be remarkably calm under pressure. “Captain cool” ensures that he is calm and also provides steadiness to the team. The experience that Dhoni possesses can be invaluable asset for the young Kohli led side. This characteristic of him will be extremely handy during these conditions, when the going gets tough. Also, the middle order of the line during the first two tests miserably failed to perform against bowlers and gave their wickets at very cheap scores. This has made it clear that they effectively have a lack of experience, which has been one of the main reasons for the Indian team’s loss.
3. Focused At The Task At Hand
Ms Dhoni has one of the best tactical brains to build strategies and plan for the team, with the ability to be focused on his goal. His ability to analyse the match and the situation is a massive advantage for the Indian team and is known to have one of the best brains in World Cricket. As a captain the strategies implemented by Dhoni was successful, more often than not for India and his IPL teams as well. The World Cup winner has one of the best institutions to make all the right call for the team and with this experience and skill, he can make them perform more efficiently and effectively, as they continue to struggle against a strong English side which has a home advantage too already.