MS Dhoni received criticism on social media for his 33-ball 35 runs inning against Bangladesh. The platform was set for him to come in and add quick runs, but he couldn't do it. What made fans furious was he refused singles to Bhuvneshwar Kumar in last over and couldn't give results later.
Dhoni was dismissed in the last over where he was supposed to score boundaries and was criticized a lot for the same. But he was backed by Sachin Tendulkar who feels the senior batsman was right to retain the strike.
"I felt it was an important inning and he (MS Dhoni) did exactly what was right for the team. If he stays till the 50th over, he can help other guys around him. He is expected to do that and he did that.
"For him, it is more about the team. Whatever is the need of the hour, one needs to do that and on Tuesday, he did that perfectly," Tendulkar said.
Earlier, Sachin had come out in criticism for Dhoni whose innings against Afghanistan nearly cost India match.
"I felt slightly disappointed, it could have been much better. I was also not happy with the partnership between Kedar and Dhoni, it was very slow. We batted 34 overs of spin bowling and scored 119 runs. This was one area where we didn't look comfortable at all. There was no positive intent," he said.
(With India Today Inputs)