Twitter war breaks out between Sachin and Dhoni fans over Tendulkar's comment
Sachin Tendulkar criticised MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav's slow batting in the middle overs vs Afghanistan which led to India's low score in the match
India's famed middle-order failed to counter the Afghanistan spinners as the Gulbadin Naib-led side restricted the two-time champions to a below-par 224 for eight.
Sachin Tendulkar criticised MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav's slow batting in the middle overs and in an interview to India Today said, "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,"
"There were more than 2-3 dot balls. After Virat got out in the 38th over and till the 45th over we hadn't scored many runs. There were not enough outings for the middle order batsmen till now and that put pressure on them. But the intent could have been much better by the middle order batsmen," Tendulkar said.
"Kedar Jadhav was under pressure, he had not had an outing up until now. He needed someone to take charge of the situation early on but that did not happen.
Both Kedar and Dhoni were not able to play at the required strike rate that they would have wanted. Those in-between overs could have been better and that is why Kedar was under a bit of pressure," Tendulkar said.
Ever since the interview, a war has broken out on Twitter over the comments by the Indian batting legend. Both Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni fans have been at loggerheads, let's read a few comments:
Sachin never won India any finals . Dhoni did ..Sachin had limitations as well— Sid M (@SidM1) June 24, 2019
Sachin 2003 WC runs— Harish godha (@Down_the_track) June 24, 2019
Ms Dhoni 2007, 2011, 2015, till afg match
597 runs pic.twitter.com/nttjZiOlpS
These Dhoni fans bringing random Sachin's slow knocks.— Akki (@CrickPotato1) June 24, 2019
What do you have to say about this all time legendary innings by dear Thala? pic.twitter.com/vbYDkKqImf
1) audience watching— Neeche Se Topper (@NeecheSeTopper) June 24, 2019
MS Dhoni : The untold story
2) audience watching
Sachin: A billion dreams pic.twitter.com/FybWGp9m17
In two World Cup finals #Sachin scored 22 runs and still few stupid people call him God of Cricket, and how dare he criticise MS Dhoni. #MSDhoni. I totally agree with you @kannanxxx1 pic.twitter.com/1COexExHJC— Arjun (@IamArjun98) June 25, 2019
"Dhoni lacked the intent"— InGenious (@Bees_Kut) June 24, 2019
"Sachin Played for records"
"Ramesh Powar was an average cricketer"
The same man that won you the World Cup which you couldn't win in your whole career with one of the best Indian players around. Sachin acting like he was some big hitter, man used to struggle in his 90s. Someone should pull up his strike rate when he's been in the 90sð¤¦ð½âï¸ #Dhonið pic.twitter.com/hCVQ5aBI9h— Nim (@Nirmal_A) June 24, 2019
Sachin (about Dhoni): He did not show any positive intent against Afghanistan— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) June 24, 2019
Dhoni: Are you talking about the positive intent which you used to show in your 90s..
Mumbaikars have always been anti Dhoni. be it Sachin, gavaskar, manjrekar all of them don't like Dhoni. may be the epicenter of cricket has been shifted from Mumbai to rest of India that hurts these guys. Dhoni is a legend & he will bounce back.— Rajan singh (@Rajansi74877574) June 23, 2019
When Dhoni fans compare him to Sachin— Himanshu (@h1ma9shu) June 25, 2019
Sachin fans: pic.twitter.com/o4bQfGMW8U
Bandh karo yaar ye sachin vs dhoni— ð¸Snehuð®ð³ (@dazzling_Snehal) June 25, 2019
Both are legends...And both played for#TeamIndia .
I m dhoni fan and I have huge respect for #SachinTendulkar .
So stop negativity...We are one team
One country...#TeamIndia .#BleedBlue #MSDhoni pic.twitter.com/WkkEqBTIOJ
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