By: Tarish Bhatt
MS Dhoni has come under a lot of fire owing to his recent dry spell with the bat. He hasn’t made any significant contribution to Rising Pune Supergiants, who faced their third successive defeat on Friday.
India’s most successful captain, however, is just a knock away from regaining his form. He, meanwhile, has got support from former teammate and Delhi Daredevils mentor, Virender Sehwag.
“The position at which he’s coming in to bat is very difficult. He is still the best at No. 5 or No. 6,” Sehwag said. “There’s no doubt that he will be back in form sooner rather than later. There’s a lot of time left in the IPL.”
“One should not judge a player of Dhoni’s stature just by the outcome of three-four games,” he added.
Dhoni recently hit a hundred against England in January. He also played some crucial knocks in the limited-overs games. Dhoni is an integral member of Team India, which is aiming to defend the Champions Trophy in the UK.
“IPL should not be a platform to judge an experience player like Dhoni,” Sehwag said. “It’s fine if you judge a youngster on the basis of IPL as it is difficult for a newcomer to showcase his talent in front of a huge crowd.”