Mahendra Singh Dhoni, once used to be spinners, now struggles for runs, these figures are

MS Dhoni playing shot in match against Rajasthan Royals (Pic Credit IPL)







Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) is considered a great captain. Under his captaincy, India won every major title. T20 World Cup, ODI World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy, number-1 in the Test rankings, he gave every title to the team. In the IPL, he was also successful in winning the title to Chennai Super Kings three times. During this time, his bat also played fiercely. He was counted among the best finishers in the world. With his batting, he has won many matches for both Chennai and India. Dhoni was considered to be the batsman whose staying on the wicket was the guarantee of the team’s victory. He could reverse the match from any position.

Apart from the finisher, Dhoni was also considered a good spin batsman. He also proved this. Coming in the middle overs, he used to easily steal runs on spinners and also played big shots when needed. Many people say that the old Dhoni is no longer visible. From the beginning of 2018, the figures are also telling the same, Dhoni has not been as effective against the spinners in the T20 as it used to be.

Figures are better against fast bowlers;

If you look at Dhoni’s statistics from the beginning of 2018, then it is known that this great batsman has been struggling against the spinners. Since the beginning of 2018, Dhoni has scored against the spinners in the T20 at the rate of 6.7 runs per over, but if the same figure is seen against the fast bowlers, then Dhoni is better here. Since the beginning of 2018, Dhoni has done better than the spinners in the T20 against the fast bowlers. Since then Dhoni has scored 9.1 runs per over against the fast bowlers. This indicates that in the last 20 years, Dhoni has not shown the Dhoni who used to run on spinners and make long shots against them.

Dhoni is craving for runs;

Dhoni retired from international cricket last year. He announced it on 15 August. Since then, Dhoni’s bat has not been able to run. Dhoni’s last IPL season was the worst. Last year, Dhoni scored just 200 runs in 14 matches in the IPL and did not score a single half-century. This is Dhoni’s worst performance in IPL so far. Before this, there was no season of Dhoni where he has scored less than 250 runs. Dhoni’s bat is also not running this season. In the three matches played so far, Dhoni has been able to score just 18 runs. He could not even open an account against Delhi Capitals, while his batting against Punjab Kings did not come. He scored 18 against the Rajasthan Royals on Monday. So far Dhoni has played 207 matches in IPL and has scored 4650 runs at an average of 40.43.

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