Gwalior: Against the backdrop of jubilation and celebrations of Sachin being crowned the highest individual run scorer in One Day Internationals, there is a different tone to what fans are saying about Dhoni.
The mighty MS Dhoni is now facing the wrath of angry fans on the internet because of the blistering innings he played in the last three overs, during which Dhoni scored 68 from 35 balls.
Dhoni was not rotating the strike and in turn not giving Sachin the oppurtunity to finish his 200 run Landmark till the last over.
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This behaviour from Dhoni has enraged the fans, who are now venting out their anger on the Internet.
One such reader comment that ThatsCricket received read, "And by the way did Dhoni wanted that Sachin should not reach 200 mark. The way he batted in last few overs looked like that. Perhaps Dhoni today faced abuses instead of playing good for not giving Tendulkar the Strike."
"I too, along with almost all the students of my college together kept on shouting-"Dhoni... Haay, Haay".... As fans we did perfectly right thing....bt as a player he also,was nt wrong....as he ensured runs fast coming in thereby relieving pressure off a tired sachin to complete another landmark," wrote another reader who identified himself as Shiv.
However, it is not all abuses for Dhoni, as there are still few of the fans who want to defend the case for him.
"Dhoni shouldnt be blamed for not rotating the strike as sachin was too tired and could not get much more than a single at that time," read another comment.