Sourav Ganguly picks Rishabh Pant ahead of MS Dhoni in his IPL Fantasy team

Sylvester Tamang
Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has once again snubbed MS Dhoni. Ganguly did not include Dhoni in his IPL Fantasy team. He has instead picket Delhi Daredevils player Rishabh Pant to be the wicketkeeper. After much thought and some hard decisions this is my #IPLFantasy dream team.Which players are a part of your team?#VIVOIPL @SGanguly99 […]

Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has once again snubbed MS Dhoni. Ganguly did not include Dhoni in his IPL Fantasy team.

He has instead picket Delhi Daredevils player Rishabh Pant to be the wicketkeeper.


Recently, Sourav Ganguly had doubted MS Dhoni’s ability as a T20 player. On Wednesday night, Kolkata Knight Riders handed Rising Pune Supergiant a seven-wicket thrashing. Dhoni scored 23 off 11 balls with a four and two sixes.

Also read: Not sure if Dhoni is still a good in T20 player: Ganguly

“I am not too sure if Dhoni is a good T20 player. He is a champion ODI player but when it comes to T20 cricket, in  10 years, he has got one fifty and that’s not the best record,” Ganguly had said.

His comments drew flak across social media platforms. Ganguly defended himself by saying, “MS Dhoni has created that sort of a fan-following. People will say — why do you criticise him? It was the same for me when I was dropped in 2006. I don’t have any problem with that”, he said.

Dhoni’s record in the current season of IPL doesn’t do much good. Dhoni has scored just 152 runs with only one match-winning knock of 61 not out against Sunrisers Hyderabad to boast of in 8 matches. His current strike rate of 120 is well below his career IPL strike rate of more than 138.