“M.S. Dhoni Has Lost a Bit of Fitness,” Says Roger Binny

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“M.S. Dhoni Has Lost a Bit of Fitness,” Says Roger Binny
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Former Indian Cricketer and Selector, Roger Binny expresses his thoughts on the fitness and cricket career of the former skipper, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. 

Binny feels Dhoni is past his prime now, and the proof is his performance from the past two years. Dhoni was last seen in Semi-Finals of the ICC World Cup 2019 in Manchester. Unfortunately, the ace player could not do well in the series and on the last match as well. In this one of the important matches, Dhoni and the team bore a heartbreaking defeat of 18 runs against New Zealand. 

During an interaction session on the Facebook page of Sportskeeda, Binny said- “He (M.S. Dhoni) has lost a bit of fitness. There are younger players coming through the system. He was good enough to pass on the gloves to the younger players, which is good of him, but yeah, I think he is past his best,” Source: Times of India. 

Further, he continued and said- “Seeing him the last couple of seasons, he is easily past his best cricket which he has played, which we have seen him capable of doing,” Source: Times of India. 

Reports say that the veteran player, Dhoni has been gearing up to give his best in the 13th edition of IPL (Indian Premier League) planned to be held at the end of March 2020. The series could not happen due to the sudden corona outbreak throughout the world. 

As per the teammates, Dhoni was looking good during the practice sessions and was all set to give his best in this IPL. Piyush Chawla, Indian Cricket Player, and CSK Skipper told Aakash Chopra on a YouTube Channel- “Honestly speaking, whenever a cricketer makes a comeback after such a long break, people think that he will be a bit rusty. But I am sure he was doing something at Ranchi because when Dhoni landed in the camp, he didn’t look rusty at all. His routine work was — he played five-six balls and then used to clear the fence,” Source: Times of India. 

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Source: Times of India