Reacting to MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav's 84-ball 57-run partnership against Afghanistan on Saturday. Their slow batting didn’t avert Sachin Tendulkar’s notice either. Known for his brisk scoring against the spinners in his playing days, the 46-year-old said the Dhoni-Jadhav partnership was just too slow against the Afghanistan spinners and felt “slightly disappointed”.
Tendulkar said that he was not happy with the stand as it was very slow. "We didn't score many runs till the 45th over after Virat Kohli got out...The intent could have been much better by the middle order batsmen," he added.
India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat but the Men in Blue’s performance with the willow was nowhere near their previous shows in the tournament. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma, who played too well against Pakistan, failed to impress.
Kohli is the only batsman who played with much fluency as he always does. He scored 67 runs in just 63 balls where others were struggling to score runs at least with the strike rate of 75+.