Updated: June 9, 2020 7:56:55 am
S Sreesanth got here out all weapons blazing at Ben Stokes on Monday after the England all-rounder had earlier prompt that MS Dhoni had ‘no or little intent’ throughout a 2019 World Cup run-chase in opposition to the Three Lions.
At the quadrennial occasion final yr in Birmingham, India have been comprehensively overwhelmed by 31 runs failing to chase England’s huge rating of 337/7. Recently, Stokes expressed shock over the Virat Kohli-led side’s chasing strategy, particularly Dhoni’s intent, in his ebook, ‘On Fire’.
“Arguably, the way MS Dhoni played when he came in with 112 runs needed from 11 overs was even stranger. He appeared more intent on singles than sixes. Even with a dozen balls remaining, India could still have won,” he wrote in his yet-to-be-published ebook.
“…there was little or no intent from him or his partner Kedar Jadhav. To me, while victory is still possible you always go for broke.”
Sreesanth, whose ban is because of end in September this yr, went on to say that the previous India captain by no means forgets something and would possibly even end Stokes’ profession.
“I hope Ben Stokes wishes he never plays against Dhoni because he doesn’t forget anything,” Sreesanth stated throughout an Instagram Live. “I wish Stokes all the best because if during the IPL or an India-England match, he and Dhoni cross paths again, whatever the one or two million Stokes has been getting, it’ll all go away. Dhoni may even end his career.”
The two-time World Cup winner went on to problem Stokes to dismiss Dhoni in a match.
“I openly challenge Stokes to dismiss Dhoni, irrespective of whether he’s the number one allrounder in the world. Ben Stokes, you’ve been playing for the last four to five years and since I wasn’t playing, I am really looking forward to bowl to you, brother. Just to give an answer to what you said about Dhoni.”
Earlier, former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq claimed that India had intentionally lost to England to affect Pakistan’s progress within the 2019 World Cup.
In the World Cup match, India wanted 71 runs from the ultimate 5 overs to keep up their unbeaten run within the match with MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav within the center. The duo dealt in singles fairly than going for large hits and managed solely solely 39 within the final 5 overs.
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