Veteran India batsman Suresh Raina on Tuesday stated MS Dhoni was attempting to innovate quite a bit whereas batting through the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) camp which bought cancelled halfway because of the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been numerous debate about Dhoni’s future if the Indian Premier League (IPL) doesn’t finally see the sunshine of the day because of the lockdown getting prolonged until May 3.
“He was batting really well. Cricket is still left in him. He has looked innovative. We played practice games and those sixes are as big as they were. Three hours of batting in the evening, that too, in Chennai heat is not easy and we did that (during the camp). If you ask me, Mahi bhai is batting brilliantly,” Raina stated in an Instagram Live session.
“His body is not showing signs of ageing. He was looking different and was trying to do something else, something different, new. So people will get to know when they see him,” stated Raina who gained the 2011 World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy underneath Dhoni’s management.
Raina additional stated he’s still hopeful of a comeback in the T20 workforce forward of the World Cup, slated to be held in October. The 33-year previous additionally slammed the selectors for not offering sufficient cause as to why he was dropped after the England tour in 2018.
“I’ve performed for 14-15 years. Under Mahi bhai then dada (Sourav Ganguly)..they all the time used to inform me what was fallacious. Virat (Kohli) additionally does that however the selectors don’t on a regular basis.
“They ought to have taken extra accountability (when coping with) senior gamers. You have to know the rationale why you aren’t batting in nets one advantageous morning. Someone has to present us element the place to bat, what to do?” stated Raina who has performed 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20s for India.
Putting his weight behind younger wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant, Raina stated he’s missing in confidence for the time being and seniors have to information him.
“Rishabh Pant is very talented. Someone has to step up and guide him. When I used to play, Yuvi (Yuvraj Singh) paa used to tell me you make mistakes and we will guide you. So Rishabh should be backed. He has hundreds abroad and he is not a fluke player. Somewhere I think he is not getting confidence..he is missing something,” he stated.
Asked about Yuvraj’s feedback on the present Indian workforce not having sufficient position fashions, Raina stated: “We had seniors at that time. Viru (Virender Sehwah) paa had told me when IPL started, the money you get invest well. Look after family and loved ones. They used to advice us like big brothers. Paaji (Sachin Tendulkar), Viru paa, Rahul Dravid.”