World Cup-winning cricket captain Kapil Dev on Monday said that people expect under-pressure MS Dhoni to perform as he was during his early 20s. Dhoni was heavily criticised for his slow batting approach during the ODIs against England this year, but Kapil defended the 37-year-old saying he has done a ‘great job’.
Meanwhile, he termed current captain Virat Kohli as a special player. “I think he is a special person, a special player. The people who have talent and are ready to work hard they become superhuman,” the 1983 World Cup-winner said.
Dhoni made way for youngster Rishab Pant in the recently-concluded T20Is against West Indies and also the upcoming T20Is against Australia Down Under. However, Dhoni, who retired from Tests in 2014, continues to be an integral part of India’s ODI set-up as they build-up towards next year’s ICC World Cup in England.