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Mohinder Amarnath lashes out at MS Dhoni

Mohinder Amarnath lashes out at MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni was recently embroiled in controversies regarding his demand for rank turners before losing two back-to-back Test matches to England in home conditions © Getty Images

Pune: Dec 11, 2012

Former India selector Mohinder Amarnath has criticised the Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, a day after the latter ruled out giving up captaincy. Amarnath said that Dhoni is nobody to decide about his future in the team.

“Who is Dhoni to decide about his future as a player and not as skipper? It is the selectors’ job to decide whether he will be in the team or not,” Amarnath said on Monday, as reported by DNA.

“I have nothing against him but tell me, what has Dhoni done in the past one year after winning the World Cup? Unfortunately, he has been in the team only on past records,” he added.

Amarnath also went on to say that Dhoni is not the best wicketkeeper in the country at present. “A wicketkeeper-batsman stands more than 30 yards away from the bowler and other fielders, so how can he communicate with them? Moreover, I feel there are better wicketkeeper-batsmen than Dhoni in the country,” he added.

Former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar shared a similar opinion to Amarnath and said that it was not Dhoni’s job to decide about his stay. “It is not his call. There are selectors, who are there to take such calls,” Vengsarkar said.

Apart from Dhoni’s record, even Sachin Tendulkar’s poor string of performances were discussed. “He is a shadow of his own self. He has achieved everything, but I feel time has come for him to think about his future. There’s a time in every player’s life and he knows it’s time to quit. And I feel the sooner he quits, the better it will be for him,” said Amarnath.

A couple of months ago, Amarnath was expected to take over the chief selector’s role from Kris Srikkanth but Sandeep Patil was chosen instead.

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