Yohan Blake, the star sprinter, said Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had “made the worst decision in a long while” as he was fuming in front of his Television set in his hometown faraway Jamaica as table-toppers Delhi Capitals closed in on a remarkable win in IPL at UAE.
Yohan Blake who is an ardent admirer of cricket questioned the Chennai Super Kings skipper’s move to give left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja the final over on Saturday night against Delhi Capitals when Shikhar Dhawan and Axar Patel were at the crease.
Yohan Blake Thought MS Dhoni Made A Mistake By Bowling Ravindra Jadeja
Both being left-handed batsmen, had an advantage against Ravindra Jadeja who bowls left-handed orthodox spin but haven’t been much successful as he has picked only 4 wickets in 9 matches averaging over 50.
He was ignorant to the fact that death bowling specialist Dwayne Bravo who was probably in MS Dhoni’s mind, was not fit to bowl the last over after walking off the field due to groin injury.
“I think Dhoni made the worst decision in a long while. Dhoni, that’s a poor decision to bowl Jadeja at the last part. What happened to Bravo. Really?” he asked in a video posted on Twitter.
“Poor poor poor poor choice Mahendra Singh Dhoni. You just can’t bowl Jadeja to the left hand batsman,” Blake, the youngest 100m world championship winner, tweeted.
Yohan Blake however engaged in a conversation in social networking site and later realized that Dwayne Bravo was injured. The seasoned West Indian all-rounder suffered a groin injury and could be out of action for at least a few days to a couple of weeks.
Yohan Blake Unconvinced With Ravindra Jadeja Bowling Last Over As He Preferred ‘Batsman’ Shane Watson To Bowl Instead
But he was still not convinced with all-rounder left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja bowling the final over with Delhi Capitals requiring 17 runs to win the game, which they did with a ball to spare as Axar Patel hit 3 sixes.
“Ok everyone I get that Bravo was injured but I still wouldn’t have bowled Jadeja when you have Shane Watson on the field that can bowl a heavy ball.”
However, his preference, the veteran Australian Shane Watson has been playing mainly as a batsman for some years now. Shane Watson has scored 3852 runs and taken 92 wickets in 143 matches. Shane Watson has not bowled in last 26 matches starting 2019.
In another tweet, Yohan Blake said, “This is what happened when we all love the game so much. To all my india Flag of India family I love you. Let’s keep supporting and keep enjoying the game of cricket Cricket bat and ball we love so much.”
“When you are in love and passionate about cricket it doesn’t matter which team is playing. I support everyone! To all my Indian people, I love you all but I still would have bowled Shane Watson.”
After his team’s five-wicket defeat to Delhi Capitals, MS Dhoni said the only option available to him was either left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja or leg-spinner Karn Sharma who had not completed their full quota of 4 overs, unlike other bowlers.
Yohan Blake is a Jamaican sprinter who won gold at the 100 meters race at the 2011 World Championships as the youngest world champion ever and a silver medal in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.