Dhoni plays down criticism, says everybody has views in life

TIL Desk Sports/ Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s voice had the usual air of calm as he played down criticism and calls for his retirement from T20 Internationals, saying “everybody has their own views in life”.

A few former India cricketers, including Ajit Agarkar, recently raised questions about Dhoni’s T20 future, creating quite a storm in the country’s cricketing circles. Even former batsman VVS Laxman seemed to be on the same page as Agarkar on Dhoni’s T20 career.

However, the two-time World Cup winning captain, as is his wont, seemed unperturbed. “Everybody has views in life and it should be respected,” Dhoni said when he was asked to comment on Agarkar’s remarks.

Dhoni, who won the 2007 inaugural World T20 as captain with a young India team and the 2011 ODI World Cup, struggled to get going as India lost by 40 runs in the second T20I against New Zealand in Rajkot.

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