A legion of M.S. Dhoni fans are not impressed with the Little Master Sachin Tendulkar for his heavy criticism of their idol. Dhoni did bat a little slowly in his stand with Kedar Jadhav, but this was in a difficult phase of the innings on a slow pitch against Afghanistan last Saturday. In fact, the skipper Virat Kohli also supported Dhoni in saying that the master did what he had to in the middle.
The contest became spicier in the social media as Dhoni fans took it out on Sachin fans for criticising his batting. Sachin did say on a TV channel for which he has been analysing the cricket in the World Cup that Dhoni showed no real intent and that there were too many dot balls allowed.
“I thought they batted very slow, very slow. We batted 34 overs of spin bowling and scored 119 runs. This was one area where we didn’t look comfortable at all. There was no positive intent,” Sachin said. “There were more than 2-3 dot balls. After Virat got out in the 38th over and till the 45th over we hadn’t scored many runs. There were not enough outings for the middle order batsmen till now and that put pressure on them. But the intent could have been much better by the middle order batsmen,” he added.
JaswanthKannan@jaswanth_kannan#Sachin . Rahane was sacked as ODI player because he couldn't rotate strikes as said by #Dhoni. Now Dhoni too couldn't .What will @msdhoni do to himself.
Rakesh Srivastava@Rakeshjampot#MSD one slow innings and everybody is baying for his blood .... unfair on @sachin_rt to come out in public criticising Dhoni. Dear Great Batsman ... the WK batsman has won many more matches for India than u did !
@msdhoni is the King of cricket!! Sachin played only for self and trying to fit in his loser son in team India now. Height of nepotism!