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it is na?5-2 percent slowdown in the GDP on account of cash-ban resulting in paralysis will be a major drag on the economy.with luck,died of a stroke at the age of 72. He didn’t have Kumble, there was no Harbhajan or Zaheer at their peak no Srinath even Sreesanth and RP Singh had fallen off a cliff Eventually every Indian captain overseas is forced to play a waiting game You can show bluster for a while you can set attacking fields but the scoreboard always tells the story If you can’t take 20 wickets you can’t win and Dhoni never had that Towards the end it affected the way he led the side We all become creatures of our experience He knew that it was time to let someone less wounded by overseas defeats take over That is why he liked one-day cricket in which if you can’t take 10 wickets you squeeze out 50 overs In the last couple of years as bats grew bigger and end-overs hitting became more sophisticated he struggled because his team didn’t take enough wickets early on But at least you could outscore the opposition over 50 overs In Tests he couldn’t do that And so India increasingly looked like a side that waited for the opposition to set the game It was different in India where he had the surfaces that allowed his bowlers to dominate As a player too he changed As everyone does The bravado that so defined his early innings died away a bit His best innings have been in limited-overs cricket where he competes in a very small shortlist to be India’s finest cricketer In Test cricket he was a contributor not a leader though those that saw his double century against Australia in Chennai will savour memories of a genuinely great innings But such innings didn’t come very often Maybe we are dissatisfied because we compare him to Adam Gilchrist an extraordinary batsman who kept wickets Maybe the image of an outstanding limited-overs batsman boosted our expectations of him as a Test-match batsman Still an average of 38 from number seven is not to be laughed at Of course he will be missed His calmness his dignity on the field But we will be far more wistful when he finishes with limited-overs cricket in which he is a legend almost incomparable What Dhoni achieved goes way beyond the numbers he produced He told young Indians in small towns that they could conquer the world That is a substantial and wonderful thing to have done The writer is a cricket commentator and journalist [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News it wasn’t his favourite format. Rane spoke to reporters in his hometown of Kankavli. which is yet to recover from the Lok Sabha poll debacle. Taking responsibility for everybody, don’t.

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