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Virat Kohli protects MS Dhoni after victory, asks ‘why are you targeting him?’

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“I don’t understand why people are pointing him out. If I fail as a batsman three times, no one is going to point fingers at me because I am not over 35. The guy is fit, he is passing all the tests. He is contributing to the team in every tactical way on the field. With the bat, he did really well against Sri Lanka and Australia,” said Kohli.

“In this series, he didn’t get much time to bat. You have to understand that the position he comes in to bat, even Hardik Pandya could not score in that game so why are we pointing out one man. Hardik as well got out in the last T20 in Rajkot. You are conveniently targeting one man which is not fair.”

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-vs-new-zealand-2017/virat-kohli-protects-ms-dhoni-after-victory-asks-why-are-you-targeting-him/story-7ZE8maZkoA3QzIAoPm388N.html

 

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Why does kohli support ? Kohli excellent brain knows he is dead wood . What reason ?

 

scared of public back lash ? Sacred of dhoni political powe friends ? Bussienss partners somewhere ?

 

i think does not want to be perceived as bad guy dumping dhoni . As Indian public generally not clued up and think dhoni is super man hero

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1 hour ago, King Tendulkar said:

Why does kohli support ? Kohli excellent brain knows he is dead wood . What reason ?

 

scared of public back lash ? Sacred of dhoni political powe friends ? Bussienss partners somewhere ?

 

i think does not want to be perceived as bad guy dumping dhoni . As Indian public generally not clued up and think dhoni is super man hero

Kohli is on huge PR drive since a year. Look at the players he praises over the top almost to an extent of being cringeworthy:

1) ABDV :. Has a massive fan following throughout the world

2)Amir :. As much we would not except but many including cricket experts and players themselves rate him among top 2 pace bowler along with Starc . He has a massive fan following in Pakistan. Kohli wants to tap subcontinent market as a global brand ambassador since goras are never going to be in awe of kohli in a way subcontinent people do. Asian Cricketers have their limitation as far as expanding their global image even more so than goras.

3) Dhoni :.  Dhoni again has a massive fan following in India. People regard him as a Superhero. Super captain.

4) Rohit :.  He too has a great reputation and sizeable fan following. He is rated highly by most cricket experts. 

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55 minutes ago, beetle said:

 

This works best for kohli....wins , he gets credit.losses...dhoni takes the flak.:bebored:

 

LOL. It's other way round. Scroll through icf and social media and newspapers. When India wins dhoni gets credit, when loses kohli gets the flak. After CT final, it was only kohli who was getting the ire of public.

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3 hours ago, King Tendulkar said:

Why does kohli support ? Kohli excellent brain knows he is dead wood . What reason ?

 

scared of public back lash ? Sacred of dhoni political powe friends ? Bussienss partners somewhere ?

 

i think does not want to be perceived as bad guy dumping dhoni . As Indian public generally not clued up and think dhoni is super man hero

Exactly. Especially after Anil Kumble saga he came out looking bad (im not sure what he did wrong but there was a huge uproar) and doesn't want to repeat the same mistake again.

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Guys, Kohli has now got used to Dhoni captaining on field. Kohli himself struggles as LOI captain. See his record as RCB captain...

But Dhoni does supports in whichever way possible. Yesterday he agreed to bat down the order and saved crucial runs of that Bhumrah wide. That runout was good however he’s struggling to throw stumps down.
Spinners feel confident when he’s keeping.

Dhoni himself has to quit when he’s ready.

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10 hours ago, beetle said:

Even bhuvi supported Dhoni in the PC:wall:

Waisay, what will the poor guy say if the captain fattu needs a helping hand.He will say what the captain wants.

 

This works best for kohli....wins , he gets credit.losses...dhoni takes the flak.:bebored:

 

Well if it wasn't for Dhoni that trudler ll be lost like vinay kumar. So kohli doesn't have to say anything to him. He knows who backed him when people asked him to thrown him out of the squad...

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2 minutes ago, gattaca said:

This is all the setup done by kohli to push msd out nicely. The writing is on the wall he just doesn't want to look bad in this episode. Msd fans who think otherwise are mistaken.

VK doesn't know how to play "nice" though.

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On one hand across the border we get wannabe conquerors of the golden age who come up with coups,backstabbings,oaths on holy books, over throwing captains etc etc and 

 

on the other hand we have the modern day “Shravan Kumar”- for those of you who don’t know the old moral folk tale-it is about a kid who carried his old and blind parents on his shoulders  on a pilgrimage.

 

Now on surface the 2nd scenario looks pleasant and heart warming but this is Cricket

 

just enough with this crappy shenanigans.. can we just pick the best team

 

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Have to feel sad for Dhoni. The guy who came into the team with the promise of a revolution, bringing youth and banishing the oldies who were past it is now himself a liability. At his peak no one could touch him, he was a match winner, not selfish, etc, etc. Now he is hanging on while he is way past it and he needs others to come and make such statements to protect him. Once his attitude and his on field performances spoke for themselves. The day you need others to defend you, the day you know you have hung on for too long

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1 hour ago, New guy said:

Have to feel sad for Dhoni. The guy who came into the team with the promise of a revolution, bringing youth and banishing the oldies who were past it is now himself a liability. At his peak no one could touch him, he was a match winner, not selfish, etc, etc. Now he is hanging on while he is way past it and he needs others to come and make such statements to protect him. Once his attitude and his on field performances spoke for themselves. The day you need others to defend you, the day you know you have hung on for too long

For a change, you articulated something worth reading. Agree, it has to be bad for Dhoni when his teammate has to defend him regardless of being fair or not. Need to perform better than this.

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4 minutes ago, Shunya said:

For a change, you articulated something worth reading. Agree, it has to be bad for Dhoni when his teammate has to defend him regardless of being fair or not. Need to perform better than this.

Kya karu, this forum is infected by trolls and bots (not you) so usually have to stoop to their level to reply

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11 hours ago, Pollack said:

including cricket experts and players themselves rate him among top 2 pace bowler along with Starc

i would be interested in some substantiation for this.

 

who are the experts who said this when and what was the evidence they provided.

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11 hours ago, Pollack said:

Kohli is on huge PR drive since a year. Look at the players he praises over the top almost to an extent of being cringeworthy:

1) ABDV :. Has a massive fan following throughout the world

2)Amir :. As much we would not except but many including cricket experts and players themselves rate him among top 2 pace bowler along with Starc . He has a massive fan following in Pakistan. Kohli wants to tap subcontinent market as a global brand ambassador since goras are never going to be in awe of kohli in a way subcontinent people do. Asian Cricketers have their limitation as far as expanding their global image even more so than goras.

3) Dhoni :.  Dhoni again has a massive fan following in India. People regard him as a Superhero. Super captain.

4) Rohit :.  He too has a great reputation and sizeable fan following. He is rated highly by most cricket experts. 

agree with every word you said except Amir being top 2 along with starc, Kohli obviously is in a PR overdrive.

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12 hours ago, Pollack said:

Kohli is on huge PR drive since a year. Look at the players he praises over the top almost to an extent of being cringeworthy:

1) ABDV :. Has a massive fan following throughout the world

2)Amir :. As much we would not except but many including cricket experts and players themselves rate him among top 2 pace bowler along with Starc . He has a massive fan following in Pakistan. Kohli wants to tap subcontinent market as a global brand ambassador since goras are never going to be in awe of kohli in a way subcontinent people do. Asian Cricketers have their limitation as far as expanding their global image even more so than goras.

3) Dhoni :.  Dhoni again has a massive fan following in India. People regard him as a Superhero. Super captain.

4) Rohit :.  He too has a great reputation and sizeable fan following. He is rated highly by most cricket experts. 

Then why does he lick Rahane's boots so much, i.e. playing him in so many ODIs? As far as I know, Rahane does not have a massive fan following. Also, Amir is not among the top 2 pacers in the world... he isn't even amongst the top 2 in Pak (prob. Hassan Ali and Mohd. Abbas).

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They can't defend him forever, as he don't have the skills to perform at this age and with his crappy technique. He's only going to prolong his misery destroying whatever respect he has.

I cannot wait for SA tour to start. lol

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34 minutes ago, Lannister said:

They can't defend him forever, as he don't have the skills to perform at this age and with his crappy technique. He's only going to prolong his misery destroying whatever respect he has.

I cannot wait for SA tour to start. lol

it will be fun to watch. pride before a fall and all that.

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8 hours ago, Vilander said:

i would be interested in some substantiation for this.

 

who are the experts who said this when and what was the evidence they provided.

There was a reddit live session during CT2017 where a current player (don't remember his name)was asked who is the best pacer in the world and the reply was Amir without any hesitation. And this was much before Amir made our top 3 dance in CT final and at which point he was facing a bit of ire from even Pakistani fans.

 This is not only one example. Watch post match shows involving Pakistan. Everyone even excluding dr. sahab is all praise for Amir. 

Now I know a lot of it is more hype than distance. But who will explain it to so called Experts.

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2 hours ago, Khota said:

My question to kohli. Why are you protecting him?

I think most are forgetting how dhoni himself dropped the likes of dravid and ganguly after becoming captain. 

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8 hours ago, Vijy said:

Then why does he lick Rahane's boots so much, i.e. playing him in so many ODIs? As far as I know, Rahane does not have a massive fan following. Also, Amir is not among the top 2 pacers in the world... he isn't even amongst the top 2 in Pak (prob. Hassan Ali and Mohd. Abbas).

I don't think kohli praise Rahane over the top like the names I mentioned. Being a captain he will praise many of his team mates. He praise Pandya a lot too. But none of it come close to the cringeworthy level as it come for the names I mentioned. 

Regarding Amir it isn't my views.

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9 hours ago, Vilander said:

i would be interested in some substantiation for this.

 

who are the experts who said this when and what was the evidence they provided.

It isn't my view. Post match talk shows are difficult to find. Other example is of reddit which I talked about. If you have time you can find it out yourself. I am lazy. Sorry. :laugh:

 

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Just patting each other's back... Kohli doesn't want to have the image of a bad guy...in India..Dhoni has a huge fan following who worship him..Y would Kohli's mess with that? In India...pretty much everyone follows that strategy...U scratch my back, I scratch yours. 

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8 hours ago, jf1gp_1 said:

 

I think most are forgetting how dhoni himself dropped the likes of dravid and ganguly after becoming captain. 

That probably was the right thing to do at that time. Now the right thing is for dhoni to be dropped.

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1 hour ago, Khota said:

At this stage Kohli needs to be dropped from Captaincy too. How can he be objective. It is a conflict of interest and why would he be fair to next wkt kpr.

There is no “I” in team. Dropping Kohli from captaincy won’t improve Indian cricket.

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1 hour ago, Khota said:

At this stage Kohli needs to be dropped from Captaincy too. How can he be objective. It is a conflict of interest and why would he be fair to next wkt kpr.

:p: ICF should write a book 

 

"Things that won't happen anytime soon"

 

-Sacking kohli from captaincy

-Removing Dhoni from team

-ladla Pant scoring runs:hysterical:

-kohli backing pant

-Umesh back in Limited overs

 

 

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