New Delhi: Former Indian cricket team coach Gary Kirsten questioned MS Dhoni's critics, asking if they would have treated Sachin Tendulkar in a similar way.
“I saw some big shots this evening (Wednesday). I saw some huge shots. Do the media do that to the players? Why would they run a player down like it? He is one of the greatest players India have ever had. Would they do that to Sachin (Tendulkar)? I think it’s very unfair,” said the former South Africa batsman in an interview to DNA.
The South African players will be happy if he wasn’t there in the team.Who is going to replace him? Virat (Kohli) bats at No. 3. What is his (Dhoni’s) one-day average. Best in the world? (Laughs). I can’t understand the thinking,” he further added.
Before Dhoni played a match winning innings in the 2nd ODI, several former cricketers including Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajit Agarkar had criticized him for his recent performances.