MAHENDRA SINGH DHONI
It’s tough being Captain of the Indian cricket team, but for Mahendra Singh Dhoni handling such pressures come naturally. With the recent Test Series loss by team India, will Dhoni manage to pull back and hang on to his captaincy? Will his own batting suffer? Will he be engulfed in any further controversies? This month Tarot looks into all of this and more.
On a very general note, some concerns do crop up in Dhoni’s career – he will have a temperamental time ahead, especially until March 2015, so yes this phase may challenge him during the upcoming World Cup too. What does work for Dhoni is his determination, so although periodic lean times will trouble him, his ability to balance himself will get him through.
Batting has been inconsistent in recent times, luckily this is about to change. There will be more authority and a different form of unseen joy exuding from his batting. Dhoni’s aggression will be well directed and smart. This all happens over the course of the next eight to ten months – there will be immense growth in him but more importantly, he will put more life into his own performances.
Although the Indian cricket board is usually reluctant to make captaincy changes, Tarot clearly suggests the importance of unburdening Dhoni from Test Captaincy, otherwise he will lose direction and will eventually lose out on this position. What is positive is his captaincy in the One-dayers – this will be more comfortable and rewarding for him and team India.
Being ruled by no. 7, Dhoni is bound to have a calm aura about him, this is where despite certain controversies coming up until his birthday in July 2015, he will manage to be well in control and not allow for anything to hinder or derail his career. Some ups, some downs – that is all quite normal, but in this time ahead, Dhoni will have you face it more than usual.
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