MS Dhoni is India’s only two-time World Cup-winning captain, who led the team to victory on two occasions which involved two different formats. He led a young Indian team to the first-ever T20 World Cup victory in South Africa in 2007. Later, he led India to their second ODI World Cup victory in 2011. He was also awarded ‘Man of the Match’ in the finals against Sri Lanka for his score of 91 not out.
Recently, there have been rumors about Dhoni’s retirement, but both Dhoni’s retirement and his future plans as an India cricketer still stand unclear.
We, at Cricket Betting Tips India, bring to you all the current updates about what Mohammed Kaif thinks about MS Dhoni and his final say about Dhoni being a part of the T20 World Cup squad. Continue to read on!
Is Dhoni still the talk of the town?
Did you know? MS Dhoni is again in the spotlight and is all set to give his best shot in the IPL 2020. This is certainly a turning point for Dhoni as this will decide his entry for the T20 World Cup. However, on the flip side, Mohammed Kaif, one of the prominent former cricketers gave his point of view that Dhoni is a competitive and potent cricketer who has great potential and should not be judged in the IPL.
MS Dhoni has not played a single competitive game till date since the 2019 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand. It was after a very long duration that he geared up preparing for the IPL 2020 in the pre-season camp of his franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK). It will be extremely captivating to see his performance in the IPL 2020 provided, the tournament that just got postponed due to ongoing pandemic, goes ahead in the upcoming months. Fingers crossed!
Mohammad Kaif’s viewpoint on MS Dhoni
Mohammed Kaif strongly feels that MS Dhoni should play for the T20 World Cup match. He stated that there is no doubt in the fact that Dhoni has and will excel in all his matches whatsoever. He also added that Dhoni had all the ability to win games single-handedly be it in given any situation.
Kaif believes that it is definitely wrong to keep Dhoni excluded from the national team. He firmly affirmed that there is still a lot of cricket left in MS Dhoni and that cricketers always go through a lot of hurdles in their career and the same happened with the former Indian skipper.
Addressing to India Today, Mohammad Kaif said, “See, people may have eyes on Dhoni that how he is going to play in the IPL and then there will be talks of the T20 World Cup but my view is different from others. I do not judge Dhoni based on his IPL form. He is a great batsman and he is fit now. Dhoni wants to play IPL, do captaincy and is showing his availability. He has a winning mentality and knows how to win games under pressure.”
He further added, “So, I think ruling him out will be unfair. See a lot of cricket is still left in Dhoni and when a player plays for this long, there are ups and downs in his career. It happens with every cricketer, not just Dhoni.”
Mohammed Kaif has all praises for MS Dhoni and he finds him fit to be included in the national team without further doubt. He explained that Dhoni’s selection should not just be based on the IPL as he still has a lot of cricket left in him for the national side and has all the caliber. He praised Dhoni’s winning spirit as well as his capability to win games at the highest level. He also guaranteed that all the qualities Dhoni will certainly help India in making the most in the second T20 WC title under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. So, let’s hope for the best!