Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been struggling to rotate strike in the middle overs and now it has become a matter of concern. But, the teams Bowling coach Bharat Arun said that teams Head coach has spoken to the former captain and the other batsmen on making improvement to their game.
In the recent match against Afghanistan, Dhoni managed to score only 28 off 52 balls, whereas captain Virat Kohli scored 67 off 63 balls. To this the Bowling coach clearly stated that the two cannot be compared. He said, “Virat Kohli is probably the No.1 batsman across all formats, so comparing him to anyone else is not right.”
When asked if the team management has had a word with Dhoni for slow batting, he said, “There’s constant interaction between the batsmen, support staff, the Batting coach, the Head coach – Ravi Shastri maintains constant dialogue with all the coaches.” He added that Dhoni played as per situation in the India-Afghanistan match.
He said, “I think according to the situation and the condition of the wicket, we were able to successfully defend the total that we put up. And had we probably lost a wicket at that stage when Dhoni and Kedar were batting, then things would have turned out differently. So I don’t think it’s too much of a concern for us right now.”
India is scheduled to play against West Indies on Thursday and the coach is expecting similar performance from the team as they had performed during the India-Pakistan match.