India vs New Zealand T20 match : MS Dhoni defended by Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar has defended MS Dhoni over his form inT20 match. Gavaskar said", people are unnecessarily pointing fingers at Dhoni and overlooking others’ mistakes. “We do not look at the guys under 30, who actually haven’t done anything but we tend to sort of overlook that,” . He also said,"“So, we will not have to look at the failure of others in the same innings, Hardik Pandya getting out for one by not picking up a googly. We will not look at that. We will not look at the fact that openers did not give the usual start. We will only point a finger at MS Dhoni. So that is unfortunate. So, that is India for you,” . India’s last T20I match against New Zealand has divided their passionate and loyal fan base into two halves- one which feels former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has more to give to the Indian side and the other which feels that his time is all but over. The reason for this split in the loyal fan base is Dhoni’s inability to finish matches anymore, as he failed to carry the team over the line once again in the previous game. Chasing a mammoth target of 197, the Men in Blue had a nightmarish start as Trent Boult sent both the openers back into the pavilion in the second over. But a steady partnership between newbie Shreyas Iyer and skipper Virat Kohli brought the home side back on track, but still, India had a mountain to climb. Dhoni made his way into the crease after the former’s dismissal, and the stage was set for him to shut down all his critics.