Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not over yet, says his fan Rambabu

Oct 30, 2018, 12:10 IST | Subodh Mayure

Rambabu, 32, is a popular figure in the stands during India's matches - the tri-colour painted across his body while he waves the India flag

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not over yet, says his fan Rambabu
MS Dhoni fan Rambabu before the 4th ODI at CCI yesterday. Pic/Subodh Mayure

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's ardent fan from Chandigarh, Rambabu, wants his hero to score big runs and make a statement to the selectors after he was not been picked for the three-match T20I series against both West Indies and Australia.

Rambabu, 32, is a popular figure in the stands during India's matches — the tri-colour painted across his body while he waves the India flag. "I was shocked when Mahibhai was dropped from the T20 team. It's unbelievable that India's best wicketkeeper-batsman in the shortest format is not part of the squad," Rambabu told mid-day before the fourth India v West Indies ODI at CCI.

Dhoni had a good opportunity to prove his detractors wrong in the third ODI at Pune recently but scored just seven runs. West Indies won that match by 43 runs to level series 1-1. Rambabu said Dhoni cannot be solely blamed for the defeat. "That was a brilliant delivery [Dhoni was caught-behind off WI pacer Jason Holder] and Mahibhai edged it. We would definitely have won that game had he played for a longer time but it's every player's responsibility to contribute," said Rambabu, who felt Dhoni is not out of form.

"The way he [Dhoni] batted in the nets at Brabourne yesterday [Sunday], I don't think he needs to worry about his form. I hope he goes on to score some big runs to prove to the selectors that he is still there to win games for India. I am confident that Mahibhai will make a comeback to India's T20 team soon," added the burly fan.

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