Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a man of exemplary courage and resilience. He's a guy who understands various cricketers. However, the former Indian captain remained unaffected by the voices and continued his brilliance behind the wickets in the final T20 encounter in Trivandrum. Having had enough, Dhoni, who, in general refrains from talking on such controversial matters has finally opened up about the criticism he is facing. Eventually, India lost the game.
"It is representing the country which is the best motivation for me because we play cricket for only a span of time. In T20 cricket, it is a lot easier to make that transition as there is a lot of experience in that team apart from MS Dhoni now", Agarkar told ESPNcricinfo.
Earlier Indian captain Virat Kohli had spoken against Dhoni's critics and called the scrutiny based on his age unfair. All that can't argue against the fact that India had some of their best years in Test cricket, in terms of tangible achievement, under Dhoni, and that Dhoni has for years been among the best few ODI batsmen in the world. He at that point ventured down as the skipper of the restricted overs organize in 2016, clearing a route for Virat Kohli to go up against the part in all the three organizations. He is contributing to the team in every tactical way on the field. Before the tour of Sri Lanka too, chief selector MSK Prasad had said that only if Dhoni continues with his good performances, he will be a part of the Indian set-up. Dhoni also got the backing of coach Ravi Shastri.
However, the 36-year-old on Saturday broke his silence on the matter. I have always believed in what is the right thing to do at that moment.
"I always feel you have to believe in your abilities and out of the 10 games, if you are winning six or seven that way, then it is the right thing to do".
However, there are cricketers who still think that Team India need Dhoni's presence in the squad and there is still time for Dhoni to retire.
"I have always been involved in the process, and have never burdened myself with what if the result does not go my way. At the end of the day, once the match gets over, if I look into the mirror and honestly say that I tried my best, then I can accept the result". Just before that announcement from Dravid, Dhoni had taken a bunch of kids to South Africa and was leading India to a World Cup win in a format the country didn't even take seriously. "Dhoni is a superstar".
Parvez Khan, the director of Pacific Ventures, commented, "The academy is in flawless shape and it will be a big thing for UAE cricket to have an academy run by a legend like Dhoni", while talking to Sportstar.