Dhoni not showing intent to win in last overs? Sachin Tendulkar reacts

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni during a match
Mahendra Singh Dhoni during a match

New Delhi : Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been criticised mercilessly on the social media for his slow scoring speed in the death overs, an act opposite to what he is famous for.

Be it England or Bangladesh, Dhoni was the man who was at the crease in the death overs and the scored runs remained below expectations, inviting a huge criticism by fans on the social media.

While many slammed for his slow tactics, Sachin Tendulkar supported his actions and said all was in favour of Team India.

"I felt it was an important innings and he (MS Dhoni) did exactly what was right for the team. If he stays till the 50th over, he can help other guys around him. He is expected to do that and he did that," Sachin told India Today.

"For him, it is more about the team. Whatever is the need of the hour, one needs to do that and on Tuesday, he did that perfectly," he further added.

Interestingly, Sachin had criticised Dhoni for his sluggish innings against Afghanistan and had suggested that the senior pro needed to play with more intent.

"I felt slightly disappointed, it could have been much better. I was also not happy with the partnership between Kedar and Dhoni, it was very slow. We batted 34 overs of spin bowling and scored 119 runs. This was one area where we didn’t look comfortable at all. There was no positive intent," Sachin had said after that match.