MS Dhoni has always been someone who guides youngsters. Whether it’s teaching Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan the knack of wicket keeping or guiding the bowlers to bowl in the spot to get a wicket for the team, Dhoni has undoubtedly played a vital role in shaping up the youngsters. Very frequently do we see videos of Dhoni guiding Kuldeep Yadav from behind the stumps and the chinaman bowler ending up snapping a wicket. However, in the third ODI against New Zealand at Bay Oval, Dhoni has been rested from the game. Dinesh Karthik stepped into the team as his replacement. Captain MS Dhoni Threatens Kuldeep Yadav; Says, ‘Bowler Change Karein?’ During Asia Cup 2018 Match Against Afghanistan (Watch Video).
Now, with this, the netizens think that Kuldeep Yadav has is missing Dhoni and the lack of guidance from behind the stumps has affected his bowling. In fact, even the numbers suggested that the netizens could be right. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal's combined ODI bowling average -With MS - 21.79 and without MS - 45.0. Check out a few tweets below:
Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal's combined ODI bowling average -
With MSD - 21.79
— MiR AfZal (@MiROfficial10) January 28, 2019
Here’s another one.
— Riju R. (@RC_Riju) January 28, 2019
— Mitul Makwana (@MitulMakwana8) January 28, 2019
The last one.
It's crystal clear now, the reason Kuldeep Yadav has 0 wickets in this match is MS Dhoni not being behind the stumps.#NZvsIND #Dhoni #KuldeepYadav #MSDhoni #ViratKohli #INDvsNZ #Pandya #HardikPandya #MSD #KulCha
— Rahul Sawant (@RudeDudeRahul) January 28, 2019
In the last game, Dhoni’s guidance helped Kuldeep Yadav get the wicket of Trent Boult. On a couple of occasions, MS Dhoni even went on to yell at Yadav for the latter was asking for a change in the field during Asia Cup 2018. Dhoni as usual remained poised and “Bowling karega ya bowler change karein?” With these words, Kuldeep Yadav got back to business.