Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Five reasons why MS Dhoni decided to quit

1. Batting woes:

The technical glitch in his batting of poking at the balls just outside the off stump was exposed badly on the foreign tours in the last couple of years. There was a genuine uncertainty on his capacity to handle the moving ball and his commitment to the totals was  deteriorating in test matches and he was not able to deliver with bat the way he would have liked so he may have thought its better of offering chance to youths who are fairly the fate of Indian cricket.

2. Able replacement:

In an after match public interview of 2011-2012 Australia visit, MS Dhoni published that he will venture down as a Test captain before the World Cup if there is a capable supplanting and with Virat Kohli hitting twin hundreds in his debut match and the way he forcefully and emphatically headed the team as a captain Dhoni may have been persuaded that Kohli is prepared to handle the all important job which would have without a doubt settled on his choice to that much simpler.

3. Focus on Limited over career:

Handling 5 day cricket as a Captain, wicket keeper and batsman over a substantial period of time can be mighty tough and it would have definitely taken a toll on MS Dhoni both mentally and physically so to prolong his ODI career he might have decided to call it a day from test match cricket. It is also a known fact that he enjoys and is more himself in the limited overs format.

4. The IPL Fiasco:

Although Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a ‘tough nut to crack’ but allegations of conflict of Interest and of shielding Gurunath Meiyappan in the IPL betting scandal would have unquestionably affected him in a negative way. There were massive speculations in media that his name was there in the Mudgal commission report too. Although he did not utter a word on this topic but deep inside this news would have hurt him a lot.

5. Overseas record as a Test captain:

In the last 23 overseas tests matches as a captain Dhoni won only 2 AND LOST 15 TEST matches. In these 15 test losses there were two complete whitewash one in England and another in Australia. He was being ridiculed from every nook and corner for his defensive tactics and it seemed that he had run out of ideas as a test Captain and let the game drift away so he might have thought to give up captaincy to a more exuberant character like Virat who will provide his fresh ideas to the team.