IPL 2021, CSK vs RR: MS Dhoni mercilessly trolled on Twitter after 17-ball 18; check out- Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni on Monday disappointed his fans yet again after failing to play a big knock/ sixes. He could only manage almost run a ball inning in the death overs which could have the difference if RR batsman had capitalised after setting the tone in the middle overs, with the dew factor coming into play during the second innings. In the previous match, MS Dhoni had got out for a duck. What has been a big concern is that he has failed to score a 50 in his last 19 matches and continues to bat at No.7.
IPL 2021, CSK vs RR: MS Dhoni mercilessly trolled on Twitter after 17-ball 18; check out
As soon as he got out, Twitterati were quick to troll him for his slow innings.
Dhoni’s place in the batting order, given his recent firm, must be number 11.
— MRV (@MRVChennai) April 19, 2021
Don’t care what his fans say, Dhoni is a burden on CSK as a batsman. I hope he proves me wrong this season.
— Follow COVID guidelines please 🙏 (@monkeybaat83) April 19, 2021
— Aditya_Sahu (@adityasahu30) April 19, 2021
*Dhoni’s strike rate crosses 100*
CSK Fans: pic.twitter.com/2CP4sGTJf8
— Angoor Stark 🍇🇮🇳 (@ladywithflaws) April 19, 2021
— Sameer (@sameersheikh45) April 19, 2021
IPL 2021: Dhoni struggling with his batting and batting order, experts say ‘bat higher in the order’
Gautam Gambhir to MS Dhoni: Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir feels that Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni should bat at number four or five and not below that for his side. Dhoni generally has been coming to bat at No. 7.
Speaking on Star Sports show Cricket Live, Gambhir said, “MS Dhoni should be batting higher, that’s what matters because ultimately people should start leading from the front. We keep mentioning this thing that a leader needs to lead from the front. You can’t be leading, when you’re batting at No.7”
Gautam further added that Dhoni is not as attacking as he used to be and it is better for him to bat up in the order and set his eyes on the ball.
“Plus, he is not the MS Dhoni, which he used to be probably four or five years back, where he could just come in and start taking on the bowlers from the word go. For me, I think he needs to bat at number four/ five. Nothing below that,” Gambhir said.