5 reasons why MS Dhoni got criticized by Indian fans throughout his career

Despite his contributions for the national side, some of Mahi's decisions did not go down well with a section of Indian fans.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 21 June 2021 6:49 pm

Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni is undoubtedly one of the most successful leaders in the history of cricket. Apart from 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup, he also guided India to the top of Test rankings winning the prestigious Test mace (2010 and 2011) followed by 2013 Champions Trophy. The 39-year-old led his side to all the major ICC titles etching his name in the history books.

However, despite the immense contributions he made for India during his career as a player and captain, there was still a section of fans who always criticized him for some reasons. Let us have a look at few of them:

1. Backing the players of his franchise - CSK

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During MS Dhoni's time as captain of India, it was a common belief among some fans that he backed Chennai Super Kings' players in the national setup, more than other players. Whenever players like Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Subramaniam Badrinath, Murali Vijay etc. got an opportunity in the Indian side, fans used the term 'CSK Quota' to criticize Mahi. There was a time when there used to be at least 4-5 CSK players in India XI which people regarded as Dhoni's personal bias and favouritism.