Former India spinner Pragyan Ojha, who has played under the leadership of MS Dhoni, reacted to the Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) captain's comment on youngsters. Dhoni said he didn't push the youngsters in IPL 2020 despite continuous failures because he did not see a spark in them.
Ojha feels Dhoni's comment was directed towards Kedar Jadhav as the skipper didn't mention the name of any player. "It's fair enough [the criticism for not playing youngsters], this season we weren't there. Maybe we didn't see as much spark from some of our youngsters. Maybe going forward we bring them in and they play without pressure," Dhoni had said.
Pragyan shared his opinion on Dhoni's comment and said, "Who is the youngster? If he is referring to himself as senior players and he is talking about. Did he mention Ruturaj and Jagadeesan? He must have spoken about Kedar. What I have seen of MS Dhoni is that his messages are very very cryptic."
"I am very sure he will never comment on these two young boys. Why will I comment on a player who has played one game? I want to go more deeply into this. If it is about those two guys (Ruturaj and Jagadeesan) then I don't back it for sure. But what if he is talking about Piyush Chawla, he is talking about others.
"I am very sure he is not talking about these two boys because they have just played two games. How can you judge anybody with 1 or 2 games? That will be very unfair. If the statement is about those two boys then it is unfair," Ojha added.
CSK is heading nowhere with the current playing XI and their position in the points table shows it very well. With just three wins, they have failed to build momentum in the ongoing tournament. They still have four matches left and only a miracle can put them in the top-four spot.
(With India Today Inputs)