Ever since the time Stuary Binny’s name appeared in the Indian squad for the upcoming tour, a lot of supporters of the game have expressed their concern over the selection. People are particularly annoyed as the selectors have given preference to Binny over the most experienced hero of the last World Cup, Yuvraj Singh.

A lot of other fans would have preferred Robin Uthappa over Stuart Binny. However after the Indian coach, now the Indian Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni – a bit controversially – has thrown his full weight behind all-rounder Stuart Binny’s selection in India’s World Cup squad. 

He said, “Irrespective of all the debate, the best seam all-rounder in India has been picked. We are playing a few games in Perth and New Zealand, where we felt the last time there wasn’t much purchase for the spinners. That’s where Stuey may come in. Irrespective of all the debate, the best seam allrounder in India has been picked.”

Binny’s performances have been up and down at times. But Dhoni says he doesn’t expect a full quota of 10 overs from his all-rounder in every ODI.

“He is an exciting player – he bats aggressively and is a good bowler. If he gives me six to eight overs, it’s more than enough,” the skipper added.

Playing Binny would be a big risk which may backfire for Dhoni.