Indian cricket legend, Kapil Dev believes that the criticism aimed at MS Dhoni is unfair, stating that the wicketkeeper-batsman has done well considering the team’s requirements. Dhoni has been the centre of criticism by Indian fans for not being able to deliver enough with the bat.
However, Kapil - the only other Indian skipper to have won a World Cup - believes Dhoni brings a lot to the team other than his abilities with the bat. His presence in the dressing room, the role of a strategist and a world-class wicket-keeper behind the stumps are invaluable for the Indian team.
“It's very unfair to criticise Dhoni. It has happened to those who have been rated as all-time greats. They are not going to be 20 all over again. The most important thing is Dhoni is doing good as far as the team is concerned. He may not be meeting the expectations of the public. The biggest problem is we expect so much from our heroes,” Kapil said.