'Dhoni bhai career bhi khatam kar denge' - Sreesanth lashes out at Ben Stokes over his 'no intent shown' remark about MS Dhoni

‘Dhoni bhai career bhi khatam kar denge’ – Sreesanth lashes out at Ben Stokes over his ‘no intent shown’ remark about MS Dhoni

Sreesanth also said that he is really looking forward to bowl against Stokes to give him a befitting reply for his comments about Dhoni.

S. Sreesanth and MS Dhoni
S. Sreesanth and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

MS Dhoni is probably one of the most followed players in the history of Indian cricket. Having led India to all major ICC titles during his tenure as the skipper, Dhoni’s leadership skills and on-field presence are regarded as second to none. Despite staying away from the sport for almost a year now, Dhoni’s fan-following fails to diminish.

Ardent Dhoni fans are still waiting eagerly for his comeback to the sport. The 38-year-old last braced the field in India’s semi-final defeat against New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup. Dhoni’s truancy from the sport has fuelled many speculations over his future in international cricket.

Dhoni was anticipated to return back to the field by leading Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2020. However, with the postponement of the tournament, Dhoni’s return to the sport also looks slim at the moment. For making an international comeback and play the T20 World Cup in Australia, it was vital for Dhoni to deliver an impressive performance in the IPL 2020.

Amid all the retirement rumours, ardent Dhoni fans still back the former Indian skipper to the core. Recently, all-rounder, Ben Stokes had spoken about Dhoni’s ‘lack of intent’ during India’s 338-run chase against England in the 2019 World Cup. Stokes was brutally bashed by many Dhoni fans for his remarks.

Stokes had stated, “Arguably, the way MS Dhoni played when he came in with 112 runs needed from 11 overs was even stranger. He appeared more intent on singles than sixes. Even with a dozen balls remaining, India could still have won. There was little or no intent from him (Dhoni) or his partner Kedar Jadhav. To me, while victory is still possible you always go for broke.”

Sreesanth also challenged Ben Stokes for a face-off

During a recent Helo live session, pacer Sreesanth also joined the list and lashed out at Stokes for his comments against Dhoni. Sreesanth also challenged Stokes for a face-off in order to settle scores with him.

Sreesanth told during the live session, “Main toh thoda yehi bolunga Ben Stokes ko ki dua karo ki Dhoni bhai aapke khilaaf dobara na khele. Dhoni bhai ke memory se kuch bhi jaata nahi…” (I just wish and pray Stokes doesn’t face MS Dhoni in any match in the future. Because, Dhoni isn’t one to forget such things in a jiffy).

Sreesanth said that Stokes may be the best all-rounder in the world but he can’t be successful in dismissing Dhoni. Sreesanth also said that he is really looking forward to bowl against Stokes to give him a befitting reply for his comments about Dhoni.

Sreesanth said, “Usse all the best karta hun ki agar IPL ya England-India kahi bhi mila na bete, abhi tak toh 2 ya 1 million mil raha hai na, Dhoni bhai career bhi khatam kar denge. Ben Stokes ko main open challenge deta hun ki Dhoni bhai ko out toh kar nahi sakta woh chahe kitna bhi world ka best all-rounder ho.

I just want to say that Ben Stokes you have been playing for the last 4-5 years since I was not playing, I am really looking forward to bowl to you brother. Just to give an answer to what you told about Dhoni.” (I wish Stokes all the best that he never comes across Dhoni in any IPL or England-India game in future. He is maybe getting a big amount now, but Dhoni will punish him to all corners with his bowling. He is may be the best all-rounder in the world but definitely can’t get Dhoni out).

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