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Selectors ‘not pleased’ with Dhoni’s captaincy return during Asia Cup

The match between India and Afghanistan ended in a tie and was not followed by a Super Over.

SNS | New Delhi |

MSK Prasad-led Indian selectors are reportedly not pleased with former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni captaining Men-in-Blue again during the recently concluded Asia Cup 2018.

After India outplayed both Pakistan and Bangladesh in Super Four clash, MS Dhoni was given the role to lead Team India in the next game against Afghanistan as both stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma and his deputy Shikhar Dhawan was rested.  It was the 37-year-old wicket-keeper batsman’s 200th ODI as captain and in the process, he has become the third player to captain a national team for 200 ODIs after Ricky Ponting and Stephen Fleming.

“The selectors are not pleased that wholesale changes were rung in for the match and both stand-in captain Rohit Sharma and vice-captain Shikhar Dhawan sat out with MS Dhoni forced to be captain again, out of nowhere,” India Today quoted a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) source as saying.

The match between India and Afghanistan ended in a tie and was not followed by a Super Over. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the Men in Blue had clinched the trophy for the seventh time by beating Bangladesh in the final on September 28 in Dubai.