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Sunila Gavaskar Has Some Crucial Advice For MS Dhoni
By CricShots - Sep 28, 2018 2:12 pm
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Legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar reckons that MS Dhoni should consider playing more domestic cricket. Dhoni plays for Jharkhand and also acts as the side’s mentor. However, he hasn’t featured for Jharkhand for more than a year now. While the Vijay Hazare Trophy is on at the moment, MS Dhoni is on national duty representing India in the ongoing Asia Cup.

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MS Dhoni is a crucial member of India’s middle-order

Team India is currently defending their title in the ongoing Asia Cup and Dhoni has been doing a fine job with the gloves. In Rohit Sharma’s absence, he also led the Indian team against Afghanistan, achieving a personal milestone of leading India in 200 ODIs. The World Cup-winning skipper has already hanged his boots from Test cricket. In ODIs and T20Is, he has handed the captaincy baton to Virat Kohli who leads India in all three formats.

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However, there is no doubt about the fact that Dhoni is arguably India’s best gloveman but he has been struggling to score runs in the middle order. He scored a plethora of runs in the 2018 edition of the IPL, where the Chennai Super Kings returned after being suspended for two years. Dhoni led CSK to a third IPL title and scored 455 runs from 16 matches, averaging just under 76. In the Asia Cup though, Dhoni has scored runs in 3 outings. 

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When asked if Mahi should be playing domestic cricket, Sunil Gavaskar said, “Absolutely, Dhoni should be playing domestic cricket and should be playing the four-day games as well because he will help so many of the emerging players from Jharkhand. I know he travels with the team, he acts as their mentor, but to actually have him playing with them is a great inspiration. He will be a great inspiration to the younger players in the team.”

Meanwhile former India opener Virender Sehwag believes that Rishabh Pant is the perfect replacement for Dhoni for India after the 2019 World Cup. However, the latter is yet to reveal about his retirement plans, but it is likely that the 2019 World Cup will be his last.