Hyderabad: MS Dhoni’s batting order has been much-talked about in the ongoing IPL and his team’s performance took a big hit with CSK’s batting not living up to the mark.
Many criticised Dhoni for coming very late in the innings when they required too many runs for the victory. Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan feels that the former captain Dhoni must bat at least 10 overs and take responsibility to guide his side home, especially after Suresh Raina’s departure. “For the first time it is looking that the Chennai Super Kings team is not settled. They had problems before the start of the IPL, Suresh Raina went back and they have not taken a replacement for him till now. Because of that there have been a lot of problems in the team composition. If Suresh Raina had been batting at No.3, they could have played an extra bowler. Currently, they have only five bowlers. Kedar Jadhav not being bowled by MS Dhoni is also a cause of concern,” said the southpaw.
“The teams which have been playing with an additional bowler in the IPL are looking stronger. More than a finisher, MS Dhoni is himself such a great finisher. He needs to ensure that he plays at least 10 overs and Chennai Super Kings must field an extra bowler. Then the rest of the things will be set,” he added.