Ayaz Memon Column: Dhoni's token punishment will be bad example for young players Dhoni lucky in case of punishment
On the first mistake of anybody, the referee can not leave it by giving token punishments
Confusion over all-rounders and wicketkeeper in World Cup
During the match against Rajasthan Royals last week, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, captain of Chennai Super Kings, flared up on a decision of the umpires and went on the field with dugout. He was fined 50% of match fees. Surely they were lucky in terms of punishment. It is true that questions can be raised on the umpire's decision in that sentence, but this does not justify Dhoni's move.
Dhoni is also a human
He himself was separated from Dhoni's personality. Whatever pressure and tension conditions, Dhoni keeps himself calm. That is why he has created the image of Captain Cool. Dhoni is one of the most restrained and solid players of world cricket. They have a lot of control over themselves. I do not remember any such incident when they reacted like this. After all, Dhoni is also a human being. The sensible and serious person is the one who accepts the mistake and does not repeat it again.
Depleting the morale of the lower-ranked players
Surely Dhoni must have seen the replay of that ball after the match. Perhaps this might have been the reason that they accepted the match referee's action without any answer. If you talk about the referee's decision then I think that even if someone is the first mistake, you can not leave it by giving 'token penicement'. The purpose of the sentence is also to get the message from other players to that. The referee dealt Dhoni's case in some loose ways. This can lead to a kind of class system in cricket, where big players can escape easily by doing anything. While young, new or underdeveloped players get tough punishment for the same kind of action. There can be 2 big results – the courage of big players will increase and the morale of other players will fall.
Team to be selected for World Cup
At the same time, along with the adventures of IPL this week, India's World Cup team will remain in sight, which will be announced on Monday. Names are almost certain for most places in the team. Just look at some places. Such as Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik as the second wicketkeeper. Rayudu, Rahul and now Mayank Agarwal are also in the race for batting at number-4. Claims of Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja as an all-rounder are strong.
My team is something like this …
Kohli, Rohit, Dhawan, Vijay Shankar, Mayank Agarwal / Rahul, Dhoni, Jadhav, Pant, Pandya, Jadeja, Bhubaneswar, Shami, Kuldeep, Chahal, Bumrah.