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Ravi Shastri says Dhoni at 36 is fitter than bunch of 26-year-olds

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(G.N.S) Dt. 25
New Delhi
Fitter and faster than players 10 years junior to him, MS Dhoni is irreplaceable in the Indian ODI team right now, feels national coach Ravi Shastri, who says critics should perhaps analyse their own careers at 36 before finding faults in the former captain. Shastri said Dhoni’s skill-set is not easy to find and it would take some time before a replacement comes along, We know, at this age, he (Dhoni) can beat players aged 26,
Shastri has been vocal in defending Dhoni in the past.
Dhoni’s form with the bat has been heavily scrutinised in the recent past with every failure being looked upon as an ominous sign. However, the talismanic wicketkeeper-batsman did well in the just-concluded limited-overs series against Sri Lanka to silence some of the criticism. Dhoni’s sharp reflexes behind the stumps are still unmatched and chief selector MSK Prasad made it clear that none of the younger guys have quite yet matched up to the game-changer, under whose leadership India won an unprecedented two World Cups. The sentiment was echoed by Shastri, who has been vocal in defending Dhoni in the past.

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