Fatigue is showing in Dhoni's performance
Dubai: One of UAE's leading umpires, who has also officiated in Mumbai's Kanga League, feels that fatigue is showing on Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
"Dhoni is undoubtedly a tired man after six weeks of intense World Cup in which he took all the stress and strain as India's captain. The fatigue in him could be seen in his performance as a player and as a captain against Mumbai Indians," said Prem Mishra, who has also officiated as fourth umpire in international matches in Sharjah.
"It's not easy to take correct decisions when one is tired. Dhoni's decision to persist with Joginder Sharma and Suresh Raina when Rohit Sharma and Andrew Symonds were picking them easily was [a] wrong move. Dhoni could also score only three runs," added Mishra, who has closely watched Rohit Sharma's exploits in the Kanga League.
"It is sad that Sharma has not lived up to his reputation. I have often seen his innings for Parkophene Club from Kandivili in the Kanga League and wondered how he could be out of the Indian team. Sharma has a full array of strokes and he showed how destructive he can be when in flow. If only he can remain consistent he will be a permanent member of the Indian team," said Mishra.
"With Harbhajan Singh finding his touch with a five wicket spell the Mumbai Indians' attack will be very tough to handle. Two early wickets from pacer Lasith Malinga and followed by two more from Singh can restrict any strong side," he said.