In an interview with India Today, former India captain Sourav Ganguly said that he did not doubt Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s ability as an ODI player, but was a little concerned about his T20 form. In 10 years as a T20 player, Dhoni has only registered on half century. In Ganguly’s book, that is not a good record to have. These comments were on the back of a string of poor IPL results from MS.
In the 3 IPL appearances this season, he has scored 12, 5 and 11 respectively and his struggle in the shortest format of the game is rather alarming for Ganguly. However, Sourav also said that Dhoni would definitely be picked for the Champions Trophy because his ODI form is still rock solid. “Dhoni has to score runs for himself. As a professional, he has to,” said Michael Clarke, former Australia captain. He had gone into the IPL season for the first time as a regular player and not a captain. So far, he has not been shining as a player. For the sake of the Rising Pune Supergiant team, he has to step up his game.