Kris Srikkanth, the previous India captain and chairman of the choice committee, had sturdy phrases for MS Dhoni after Chennai Tremendous Kings succumbed to a seven-wicket loss in opposition to Rajasthan Royals, calling his alternatives all through the season as “ridiculous” and “rubbish”.
Monday’s defeat was the Tremendous Kings’ seventh of the match, leaving them rooted to the underside of the desk and at risk of lacking the playoffs for the primary time of their historical past. After the sport, Dhoni told the official broadcaster Star Sports activities that the kids within the crew had not confirmed him the form of “spark” that might have warranted their inclusion within the aspect.
A visibly distraught Srikanth, nevertheless, rubbished all of Dhoni’s claims, taking specific umbrage over the continued alternatives of Piyush Chawla and Kedar Jadhav, who he had instructed wanted a scooter to maneuver round rapidly on the sphere.
“I will never accept what Dhoni is saying about this process,” Srikanth advised Star Sports activities Tamil. “This process he keeps talking about is meaningless. You keep talking about process, process… but the process of selection itself is wrong.”
Srikanth, who was the model ambassador of the Tremendous Kings franchise through the inaugural IPL season, singled out the case of N Jagadeesan for example of somebody who had not been given a good probability within the crew; Jagadeesan has performed only one recreation all season, scoring 33 in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore. Jadhav, in the meantime, has performed eight matches, making simply 62 runs in complete and has struggled to make an affect.
“What is Dhoni’s deal? He says Jagadeesan doesn’t have spark, but does ‘scooter’ Jadhav have that spark? This is ridiculous. I will not accept this answer today. All this talk of process, and Chennai’s tournament itself is over.
“Dhoni now says that because the stress is off, he’ll give the kids an opportunity. Come on, yaar. I do not perceive this garbage concerning the course of in any respect. What spark did not he see in Jagadeesan? What spark did he see in Jadhav and Piyush Chawla?
“Karn Sharma at least took wickets. Chawla simply goes through the motions of bowling, coming on when the game is already lost. Dhoni may be a pistha (big shot) and there is no doubt he is great, but I cannot agree with him or accept this.”