Former India captain MS Dhoni has been in the news ever since he has been out of action. While his absence raised question over his retirement, former selector and 1983 World Cup winner Roger Binny said that Dhoni should leave his place for others as he didn’t have the same impact now which he used to have earlier.
“Seeing him the last couple of seasons, he (MS Dhoni) is past the best cricket of his and what he’s capable of doing – turning around matches from losing positions, with sheer intelligence and power. And the way he motivated his players too,” Binny told SportsKeeda in an interview.
“He’s lost a bit of fitness and there are younger players coming through the system. He’s past his best really, and he would be the right judge for that,” he further added.
Dhoni last played for in the blue in the ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final against New Zealand last year in England where India lost to them. While he was expected to make a comeback in the 13th edition of Indian Premier League, the league got postponed due to the global pandemic COVID-19.
However, the league is going to take place in the UAE from September 19 whereas there is a doubt over the final date as it might be pushed forward two days. However, Binny also said that there is nothing to take away from MS Dhoni who is India’s most successful ODI captain and he respects all his seniors as well.
“One thing we admired MS Dhoni for was that he had great respect for past cricketers. He was a very down-to-earth person and had a lot of respect and time for cricketers. He’d come and discuss with you and tell you what he wanted,” Binny stated.
“He was the man on the field and we had to give him what he wanted but he wouldn’t demand it. He’d speak with the Chairman and the selectors and we didn’t have any arguments or fights. It was excellent to work with him,” he concluded.