India wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni
India wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni

Dhoni fails to impress against Afghanistan, faces criticism

ANI | Updated: Jun 22, 2019 20:08 IST

New Delhi [India], June 22 (ANI): After India wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni failed to display a convincing performance against Afghanistan in the World Cup on Saturday, fans took no time to criticise the 37-year- old severely for his slow inning.
Dhoni played a knock of 28 runs from 52 deliveries before he was stumped off Rashid Khan's delivery in the 45th over. Dhoni's slow inning along with Kedar Jhadav did not go well with the fans as they started trolling both the batsmen.
A user tweeted that Dhoni should have been more mindful as it was not a game of chess.
"Dhoni should have been mindful today that Cricket is not Chess! Just saying #INDvAFG," the tweet read.

Dhoni has retired from the test cricket but after his slow inning, a fan sarcastically tweeted: "Dhoni proving once again that he can be the best test player in the world without playing any test matches. #INDvAFG #CWC19."

Despite Jhadav scored 52 runs off 68 balls, he too had to face the wrath.

Interestingly, this was the second time when Dhoni got stumped in an ODI, the first time he got stumped was back in 2011 World Cup when the team was competing against West Indies.

Amid all the criticism, some fans even went on to demand Dhoni's replacement with Rishabh Pant.
"I hope Afghanis tan wins so that there will be more pressure on Kohli to replace Dhoni by Pant. #INDvAFG," a user tweeted.

Another tweet read: "India deserve to lose .Next match Dhoni should seat n Rishab should be in the tram."

India set a target of 225 runs for Afghanistan. (ANI)