Roger Binny Feels MS Dhoni Has Lost A Bit Of Fitness

Roger Binny Feels MS Dhoni Has Lost A Bit Of Fitness

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MS Dhoni. Credits: Diwakar Prasad via Hindustan Times

Former Indian all-rounder and former national selector Roger Binny feels that the former Indian World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni has lost a bit of fitness and the youngsters should be entertained in the present Indian team.

The cricket world is still doubtful about the future of MS Dhoni’s international career as the wicketkeeper-batsman hasn’t clarified about his future in international cricket yet while he played his last international match in July 2019 during the semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Even after stepping down from the captaincy role, Dhoni was still playing an important role in the national team as he was powerfully guiding the youngsters.

The joint-most wicket-taker during Kapil Dev-led India’s victory in the 1983 World Cup, Roger Binny recently praised Dhoni for his strong influences in the national team.

Roger Binny
Roger Binny (Image Credit: Google)

Binny told Sportskeeda, “Seeing him the last couple of seasons, he (MS Dhoni) is past the best cricket of his and what he’s capable of doing – turning around matches from losing positions, with sheer intelligence and power. And the way he motivated his players too.”

However, the former national selector feels that Dhoni has lost a bit of fitness and the wicket-keeper’s best part has already gone. Binny feels that the team management should now give more importance to the youngsters rather than focusing on Dhoni’s return.

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MS Dhoni (Image Credit: Twitter)

Binny added, “He’s lost a bit of fitness and there are younger players coming through the system. He’s past his best really, and he would be the right judge for that.”

MS Dhoni was a very down-to-earth person and had a lot of respect and time for cricketers: Roger Binny

Sharing his experience to work with the former Indian captain Dhoni during his tenure for the men’s national selection committee, Binny confirmed that they had never any arguments or fights. The former Indian all-rounder liked Dhoni’s respectable attitude towards every cricketer.

MS Dhoni, fitness
MS Dhoni (Image Credit: Getty Image)

Binny said, “One thing we admired MS Dhoni for was that he had great respect for past cricketers. He was a very down-to-earth person and had a lot of respect and time for cricketers. He’d come and discuss with you and tell you what he wanted. He was the man on the field and we had to give him what he wanted but he wouldn’t demand it. He’d speak with the Chairman and the selectors and we didn’t have any arguments or fights. It was excellent to work with him.”

MS Dhoni is currently eyeing to return on the field during the delayed IPL 2020, which the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host between September and November 2020.

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