Spin legend Shane Warne was quick to back Mahendra Singh Dhoni, after the former India captain’s finishing skills were criticised.
While he is still the undisputed No1 keeper-batsman in the limited-overs format, his inconsistent form over the past year has sparked debates about whether Dhoni is still a potent match-winner.
Warne took to Twitter to say that Dhoni did not have “to prove anything to anyone”.
.@msdhoni does not have to prove anything to anyone, he's class & a wonderful player in all formats. MS is also a great captain & inspires !— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) April 18, 2017
Removed from captaincy before the start of the tenth edition of the ongoing Indian Premier League, Dhoni so far has had a quiet tournament for Rising Pune Supergiant by his standards, scoring only 61 runs in five games.
Dhoni's strike-rate in the 10th IPL has been a dismal 87.14 with an average of shade over 15. He has managed to hit only two sixes in five games.
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