For MS Dhoni, the 2021 IPL season started in much the same way as last year. Dhoni was returning to cricket after a long hiatus from the sport, and all eyes were on him to see if he could still do the wonders he does with the bat. But Dhoni struggled to make an impact with the bat for Chennai Super Kings, and questions were raised about his batting position.
Also this year, the same discussions continue around Dhoni, the only difference being that CSK wins matches more frequently. CSK have won two out of three games so far, and Dhoni’s tasteless batting performance against Rajasthan Royals hasn’t hampered the team’s momentum.
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In fact, Dhoni’s captain’s call to employ his two spinners Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja in the middle of the innings, realizing that the dry ball will spin, showed that he was still a brain in the middle that he still has. summer.
And that’s why West Indies batting legend Brian Lara believes Dhoni can get some rest and doesn’t need ‘too much effort’ with the bat as he does other chores. for the team.
“I don’t think they should be asking too much of MS Dhoni with the bat,” Lara said on Star Sports.
“Of course he’s got the gloves in his hands, he has to take the holds and do the stumpings. But I find the batting order to be so long that Dhoni can rest,” he added.
“We want him in form, we know how destructive he can be, but he has so many good players. Look at Sam Curran, who is in great shape. He comes in and hits the first ball right away,” added Brian Lara.
Lara added that if Dhoni focuses on his captain position, CSK could win the 2021 IPL tournament.
“I think they have a very good team. A good leader who is a source of inspiration. If he focuses on this aspect, to make each individual play, they can go all the way,” Lara concluded.
CSK will then face Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday.