Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dhoni entering a trough?



I may be completely wrong about this, but just recently, a few indications have been available to suggest that MS Dhoni may not quite be the most complete cricketer we sometimes imagine him to be. His record compels us, and in limited overs cricket, he is indeed a master - both with the bat, and tactically. In Test Cricket, so far, I have tended to be less convinced about his captaincy than his batting. He seems to chase the game quite often, and sets defensive fields too easily, but then again, with the bowling he has at his command, it's hard for him to look good.

But just recently, he's been playing too far in front of his pad too early in his innings. I suspect Dhoni might be entering the first real test of his career, which so far, as been an uninterrupted success. He has looked like he belongs, everywhere he has been placed. With the World Cup next year, this is worth watching i think. At some point the utter mediocrity of underperforming bowlers and incessant fitness troubles must catch up with a captain and shake even the most assured confidence and character.

As I said, I could be wrong, but let's watch.

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