Vastavam web: 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.”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.The 36-year-old, though, still finds enough motivation wearing the India colours.Dhoni was in the bustling metropolis to launch his global cricket academy, inaugurating the M S Dhoni Cricket Academy his first international academy, in association with Dubai- based Pacific Ventures.
“I was always so engrossed in the process that I never took the burden of thinking what if the result don’t go my way.” Asked to talk about his trademark helicopter shot in front of the excited kids and their parents, Dhoni said that he would not want a youngster to try such shots due to the chance of getting injured.”(It is) something I learnt while playing tennis ball cricket on the roads of India. It is difficult. In tennis ball cricket even it’s hit from the toe of the bat the ball still travels a lot but in normal cricket it has to be the middle part of the bat, so it requires a lot of work. I don’t want them to play helicopter shots because they could get injured.”