India cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi also called Dhoni “half a captain” for the strategies and difference he creates when on the field. He also opined that India skipper Virat Kohli was visibly rough in absence of his former captain.
Bedi questioned the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) move to rest MS Dhoni for the final two One-Day Internationals (ODIs) against Australia and said his absence was clearly visible during the Mohali ODI.
“I am nobody to comment but we all are wondering that why Dhoni is being rested and his absence was felt yesterday, behind the stumps, with the bat and on field also. He is almost half a captain,” Bedi told leading news agency at a reception organised by the Australian High Commission for its cricket team.
The captain needs him by his side, he is visibly rough without him. It is not a good sign,” said the 72-year-old spin great who took 266 wickets in 67 Tests.