Dhoni will return to form sooner than later: Virender Sehwag
The former opener believes that a player of Dhoni's stature cannot be judged on the basis of IPL performance.
Published - Apr 15, 2017 4:04 pm | Updated - Apr 15, 2017 4:39 pm
Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag has come out in support of Mahendra Singh Dhoni who is not enjoying a good 10th season in the Indian Premier League. Dhoni looked out of form and a bit dull in the three matches he has played so far and failed to make an impact on the matches.
Dhoni has been a great finisher over the years and has finished numerous games, both for his country and his Indian Premier League franchise. However, Virender Sehwag is quite confident about Dhoni returning to form and has said that it would be wrong to judge a player of Dhoni’s calibre just after three or four games.
“The position at which he’s coming in to bat is very difficult. He is still the best at No. 5 or No. 6. There’s no doubt that he will be back in form sooner rather than later. There’s a lot of time left in the IPL. One should not judge a player of Dhoni’s stature just by the outcome of three-four games,” Sehwag was quoted as saying by ABP News.
The 38-year-old further explained that it is okay to judge a youngster on the basis of the Indian Premier League as it is tough for a young player to perform in front of a packed stadium and in such an electrifying ambience.
“IPL should not be a platform to judge an experienced player like Dhoni. It’s fine if you judge a youngster on the basis of IPL as it is difficult for a newcomer to showcase his talent in front of a huge crowd” added Sehwag.
Dhoni has managed to score only 33 runs in the 4 matches he has played, but it is only a matter of time before he comes back to form. The only question which remains is the time he will take to come back to form as he would be desperate to knock the criticisms away.