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Let Dhoni be Dhoni!

Sport is a great leveller, and time and again it has been established irrespective of stature of an athlete or nature of the sport. For somebody who was a certainty few years ago, is now being pushed for a place the side. Numbers don’t lie and averages of 27.80 (2016) and 25.00 (2018) in ODIs, testify the growing scrutiny about a certain MS Dhoni’s place in the limited overs team. The magnum opus for this version of the sport is hardly 3 months away, and a string of match-winning efforts have been required to downplay the growing demand for Dhoni’s position in white-ball cricket.
At 99-4, Dhoni was joined by Kedar Jadhav on an uncertain pitch at Hyderabad during the first ODI of the India vs Australia series, and the target of 237 seemed far off. 24.5 overs later Virat Kohli went out to the post-match presentation as the winning skipper and Kedar Jadhav was adjudicated as the player of the match. Quietly at the other end, India’s trusted lieutenant to finish games ended the match with…