Following India’s 18-run defeat against New Zealand in the semi-final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, fans have once again started criticising MS Dhoni for his slow paced innings. Before being run-out in the penultimate over, Dhoni faced 72 balls for his 50 runs and could not accelerate towards the end. Dhoni could manage a four and a six only during his stay. MS Dhoni Has Not Told Us Anything About Retirement, Says Virat Kohli.
Surprisingly, the former captain came out to bat at number seven below Hardik Pandya at the fall of Rishabh Pant’s wicket with India’s score reading 92 for six. Dhoni then formed a record partnership with Ravindra Jadeja for the seventh wicket as the duo added 116 runs. MS Dhoni Run-Out Video: Watch Martin Guptill Direct Hit Throw to Dismiss MSD and Send New Zealand to CWC 2019 Final.
However it was Jadeja who took more of the initiative between the two and Dhoni at times failed to keep the scoreboard moving. With Dhoni not being able to up the ante towards the end, Jadeja had to go for big shots and risk his wicket. Jadeja eventually succumbed and that allowed Kiwis to crawl back in the game. Dhoni was then run-out while looking to steal a second run. Meanwhile, some of the fans are not happy with Dhoni’s performance and are calling for his retirement.India vs New Zealand Semi-Final: 45 Minutes of Bad Cricket in Cost Us a Place in Final, Says Virat Kohli.
Right time for it maybe
India is out of world cup.... #Dhoni run out in the world cup semis match is unacceptable..
— NEUTRAL (@TSrk333) July 10, 2019
Dhoni ko retirement lena chahiye
— Bappi (@BappiDa53680342) July 10, 2019
Cleary unhappy with MS Dhoni
Why dhoni in team ????schwag also same situation him removed why cont he gave retire????#starniadugu
— Masthan Basheer Shaik (@basheer_masthan) July 10, 2019
Was a megastar. But I feel as though Dhoni 4 years ago and Dhoni now completely different and has multiple times since return just dug a holes for the Indians. Especially when Pant is a keeper!!
— Xavier Ellis (@XaviEllis18) July 10, 2019
Chasing 240, India managed only 221 after being reduced to five for three inside first four overs. This was India’s fourth semi-final defeat. Meanwhile, New Zealand qualify for the Cricket World Cup final for the second consecutive time and will meet either England or Australia in the summit clash.