India vs New Zealand : MS Dhoni should be replaced now: Ajit Agarkar
Former India cricketer Ajit Agarkar has said that Team India should look for alternative to Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the shortest format of the game, after the 'Men in Blue' suffered a crushing 40 runs defeat in the second T20I at the Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium in Rajkot . Agarkar said"If Dhoni started to hit the ball from the word go, then India were in with a chance. But that has been his problem for a while now and not just in this match. Over the last few games, we have seen that he takes a little bit of time but in T20 cricket, there is hardly any time. I heard people say that he should bat at different number, but he came into bat in the 10th over in this match. How many time you get to bat 10 overs in T20 cricket and in my opinion, there was enough time.He said "I think India must now look at other options, at least in T20Is. In one-day cricket, they seem 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," he added. The series is locked at 1-1 after India won the first match at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium and the decider will now be played in Thiruvananthapuram on November 7.