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Published on: Nov 07, 2017
Following his struggles in the second T20 against New Zealand at Rajkot, MS Dhoni's place in the shortest format is under question.
Speaking to ESPNcricinfo, Ajit Agarkar said India should look for other options. “I think India must now look at other options, at least in T20Is. In one-day cricket, they seem to be happy with the role that he is playing. When you were the captain of the side, it was different. But just as a batsman, will India miss him, I don’t think so. In T20 cricket, it is lot easier to make that transition as there is lot of experience in that team apart from MS Dhoni now,” Agarkar said.
He went on to add in the ESPNcricinfo report,, “You had a chance if he had got going immediately but that has been his problem for a while now. It’s not tonight or over the last few games. He takes a little bit of time to settle down and in twenty 20 cricket, there is no time..”
VVS Laxman, told NDTV, “In T20s, MS Dhoni’s role is at No 4. He requires more time to get his eye in and then do the job. But today [Saturday] was a classical example because when Virat Kohli was batting, Dhoni had to give strike to Kohli. Kohli’s strike rate was 160, MS Dhoni’s strike rate was 80.”