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MS Dhoni no more a world-beater feels this former Indian cricketer

After his poor performance in England, MS Dhoni also struggled with the bat during the recently concluded Asia Cup 2018.

SNS | New Delhi |

Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar believes wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni is no longer a ‘world-beater’ and fans should tone down their expectations from the Ranchi cricketer.

After his poor performance in England, MS Dhoni also struggled with the bat during the recently concluded Asia Cup 2018.

Speaking to ESPN Cricinfo, Manjrekar requested fans to accept the fact that MS Dhoni is no more the world’s best finisher that he used to be. However, Manjrekar also believes that Dhoni should play the 2019 World Cup for his wicket-keeping skills.

“Absolutely but I have always said that at this stage Dhoni is not the world-beater that he was. Just bat him down the order, in Asia Cup final he should not have come ahead of Kedar Jadhav. Kedar is an in-form batsman, a pure batsman. Tone down your expectations from Dhoni the batsman,” Manjrekar said.

Manjrekar further said: “He (Dhoni) is a good keeper stumping everything that comes his way, a reliable keeper. Virat Kohli needs a person around him, World Cup pressure around him, a man with all the experience but his batting is clearly a problem and if India have an exciting option to replace Dhoni then they should start looking at it.”