We were worried about MS Dhoni’s batting form at one stage, says chief selector MSK Prasad

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India chief selector MSK Prasad on Monday admitted that there were a few concerns regarding Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s batting form during the tour to England. The wicketkeeper-batsman was criticised for slowing down the run rate during an ODI at Lord’s and was booed by the fans at the stadium. On being questioned about the incident, Prasad said that the team management had faith in Dhoni’s ability to regain form.

“There are two aspects about Dhoni: one is his wicketkeeping and the other is his batting. We have never had any doubts about his wicketkeeping. With regards to his batting, we were a bit worried about his form. But we also knew that if he played more, he would regain his form, and that is part of the any player’s career – there are dips in form and performances,” he said.