India’s wicket-keeper batsman and former captain MS Dhoni was today slammed for his slow innings during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (CWC 2019) match against Afghanistan at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. Dhoni coming in to bat at number five faced 52 balls and only managed 28 runs before he was stumped off Rashid Khan's bowling. During his stay, Dhoni did hit three fours but mostly he failed to rotate strike. Comedy of Errors As Rashid Khan and Gulbadin Naib Miss Funny Run Out Chance During IND vs AFG CWC 2019 Match, Watch Video.
Dhoni’s strike-rate was worse among Indian batsmen who faced more than ten deliveries. When India needed Dhoni to up the ante he was stumped in the 45th over. India were eventually restricted 224 for eight in their allotted 50 overs.
The wicket did behave on the slower side but Dhoni throughout his innings looked at bay against the Afghanistan spinners. With Dhoni failing to accelerate, Twitterati apparently were furious with the former skipper’s tactics and even called for his retirement. India vs Afghanistan Live Cricket Score 28th ODI Match.
Here are some reactions to MS Dhoni’s slow innings
The clueless @msdhoni must take retirement. I don't understand why Indian players don't want to retire till the time they are cicked out of the team. He can't even rotate strike. Look at his record since 2015. It's pathetic. His aweful batting will cost India dearly.
— Shubham (@DuttaSubhasish5) June 22, 2019
Fans were clearly upset with Dhoni's performance
@msdhoni plz take retirement before your name and fame fade .
— amod kumar singh (@amodkumarsingh1) June 22, 2019
@msdhoni With due respect , i think you should take retirement from cricket.
Maybe you wud be good with test cricket but not for T20's and ODI's.
Rest is upto @BCCI , whether they would select you or not.
There has to be a momentum which you lack in now.
— Shashank Saraf (@srkian_007) June 22, 2019
No dot balls please
— Manoj Kumar (@manoj100001) June 22, 2019
Harsh one this
@msdhoni_7781 plz take retirement ...u r not worth it now .
Responsible for loosing a match.
— Prashant Gautam (@Prashan27229050) June 22, 2019
@msdhoni your time is over take retirement and go for a holiday.
— Santosh singh (@santosh86jack) June 22, 2019
Another one unhappy with MS Dhoni
Ms dhoni..... please announcement the retirement after this match#INDvAFG
— Chowkidar Munna Singh (@MunnaSi68812633) June 22, 2019
Captain Virat Kohli was top-scorer for his side as he scored 67 off 63 balls. The Indian skipper slammed five fours during his stay. Apart from him Kedar Jadhav, who came in to bat at number six, scored valuable 52 off 68 balls.
Afghanistan spinners dominated the show and bowled 34 overs between them. Young Mujeeb ur Rahman was the pick of the bowlers as he gave away only 26 runs from his ten overs, besides picking prized wicket of Rohit Sharma. Gulbadin Naib and Mohammad Nabi scalped two wickets each. Rashid Khan, who had a worse outing against England the other day, picked a wicket and conceded 38 runs in his ten overs.