No cricketer has perhaps divided opinion as much as MS Dhoni in the history of cricket. The former India skipper has carved his own place in the history of the game with his unprecedented success as a batsman and a skipper. Dhoni remains one of the handful of the players who has scored over 10,000 runs in ODIs.
Considered as one of the the greatest finishers in the history of the game, Dhoni’s record as wicketkeeper and batsman is second to none. His track record as captain is even more impressive. Till date, he is the only captain to have won all the three ICC tournaments – World T20, World Cup and Champions Trophy.
But throughout his glorious career, Dhoni has managed to hog the limelight for wrong reasons too. Quite a number of times, one has also witnessed other players taking a shot at the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman. So here are ten instances when players criticised MS Dhoni:
9. Shoaib Akhtar:
Shoaib Akhtar could not help but criticise MS Dhoni after his slow knock against Afghanistan in the World Cup. Dhoni faced 52 balls and managed to score just 28. His innings was so poor that even Akhtar ended up criticising him.
“MS Dhoni played really really slow. I can understand that there was a bit of awkward bounce in the wicket but still the amount of dots he played cost India. Indian batting was a bit exposed. But India dodged the bullet and it was a good wake-up call for them,” Akhtar said in the video posted on his YouTube channel