‘Ungrateful wretches’ – Subramanian Swamy slams MS Dhoni’s critics
Meanwhile, the chairman of selectors MSK Prasad has made it clear that they are moving on from MS Dhoni.
Updated - Oct 26, 2019 11:24 am
BJP Rajya Sabha MP Dr. Subramanian Swamy, on Friday, lashed out at those who have been relentlessly criticizing MS Dhoni. Despite being one of the greatest cricketers to have played the game for the country, MS Dhoni has not been given the breathing space in recent times. Every now and then, there have been calls to sack him or drop him from the team.
The speculations were rife that the former India skipper would hang his boots at the end of this year’s World Cup. But MS Dhoni left everyone surprised by taking a sabbatical from the game. At first, reports suggested that Dhoni would be back in action at the start of the home season. The 38-year old had missed the tour of West Indies and was expected to return to action during the home series against South Africa.
However, Dhoni missed the series against the Proteas too. And earlier this week, the selectors did not name him in the squad for the upcoming T20I series against Bangladesh either. But despite remaining away from the spotlight in the last few months, Dhoni has faced constant scrutiny from his critics. There have been constant talks over his future.
And it seems the treatment Dhoni has been getting from several quarters has angered Mr. Swamy. The veteran politician took to Twitter to vent his frustration over the treatment meted out to India’s most decorated captain. Mr Swamy termed the treatment given to Dhoni as ‘ingrained jealousy of Indians’, writing: “The treatment of M.S.Dhoni is reflective of the ingrained jealousy of Indians. Ungrateful wretches!”
The treatment of M.S.Dhoni is reflective of the ingrained jealousy of Indians. Ungrateful wretches!
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) October 25, 2019
MSK Prasad on MS Dhoni
Meanwhile, the chairman of selectors MSK Prasad has made it clear that they are moving on from MS Dhoni. After including Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson in the T20I squad for the Bangladesh series, Prasad said the selectors are giving youngsters the chance so that they can cement their spots in the team.
“I made it very clear, post World Cup that we are moving on. We are giving opportunities to youngsters and see that they establish themselves in the side. With Rishabh Pant doing so well and Sanju Samson coming into the side, I am sure, you must be understanding our thought process,” Prasad said.