After India's defeat to New Zealand in the semi-finals of the World Cup semi-final, India has been criticized for its strategy. Former cricketers, including Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, have termed Mahendra Singh Dhoni as a strategic omission to be sent to seventh position in batting order. Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik were sent before Dhoni while the top order was badly shuffled. In the end, India lost by 18 runs in this match. In such a situation, the questions are arising out of which strategy was being made in the dressing room. Whether Team India's most experienced player Mahendra Singh Dhoni decides, the result of the match would change.
Laxman said, "Dhoni should have come to bat before Pandya. It was a strategic mistake. Dhoni should have been sent before Dinesh Karthik. In the final of the World Cup 2011, he himself came on Yuvraj Singh for the fourth position above the batting and was successful in winning the World Cup. "Former captain Ganguly said that not only Dhoni's batting but also the young batsmen from the other end Their calmness also has a positive effect. Rishabh Pant gave his wicket in the prize which also Captain Virat Kohli was very upset and was seen talking to coach Ravi Shastri.
Ganguly told Star Sports, "India needed experience at that time. When Pant was batting, if Dhoni was Dhoni then he would not allow Pant to play that shot. Dhoni should have played in the upper order. You also need not only batting but also restraint. He does not let the fall of wickets When Jadeja was playing, Dhoni was there. The dialog provides firmness. Dhoni could not be bowled at number seven. "
Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar also admitted that captain Virat Kohli made a mistake by taking Dhoni out in the upper order. He said, "Here the question can arise that in such a heterogeneous situation, should you not have been sent to Dhoni in the upper order after seeing his experience. At the end of the innings, he used to explain Jadeja and he controlled things.