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Shastri: ‘Irreplaceable’ Dhoni at 36 is better than players of 26

Ravi Shastri and MS Dhoni have built a close relationship

By: Sarwar Alam

Fitter and faster than players 10 years his junior, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is irreplaceable in the Indian ODI team right now, feels national coach Ravi Shastri, who says critics should perhaps analyse their own careers at 36 before finding faults in the former captain. Dhoni’s form with the bat has been heavily scrutinised in the recent past with every failure being looked upon as an ominous sign. However, the talismanic keeper-batsman did well in the just-concluded limited overs series against Sri Lanka to silence some of the criticism. “We are not stupid. I have been watching this sport for the…

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