Dhoni had alwys been known as the finisher and the batsman who could hit the ball whenever needed. But recent days has made him look a bit loss of touch with that capabilities. He has become less a hitter and more a defensive player , the no of hits round the corner have become less.
Questions have thus been raised over his ability to replicate those indomitable innings. It is quite visible that be it for age or slowing reflexes MSD the the best finisher this game ever had isn’t able to replicate his past performances and thus has been relieved from the duties.
But that doesn’t stop the man from holding himself back. To answer his critics this time he is working on his batting techniques.During the recently concluded IPL, Dhoni analysed footage of his batting with performance analyst Prasanna Agoram. He then marched out to the middle of the MCA Stadium in Pune as Prasanna followed with camera and tripod in hand.
For the first half hour of Dhoni’s nets session, the camera was placed right behind the stump at the bowler’s end. Prasanna then shifted the apparatus behind the net, while the camera recorded MSD’s movements with the bat.Then followed a long conversation with the expert.
For a man who came in the cricketing world with his own technique that amazed the world,has taken a back draw as the stats speaks. His scores in last few games of the Odi and also the shorter format is the witness.Playing for the RPS this IPL season, Dhoni wasn’t able to score too many runs, save his match-winning knock of 61 against the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
That must not be much for a legend like him and he always is the saviour for team India whenever the team needs . Hope soon we will get the old jersey 7 back on with his shots that will amaze us again.