When India were struggling against the pace attack of Bangladesh during the ODI series, Dhoni pushed himself up at number four after India were trounced by Bangladesh in the first ODI. This decision was hailed by former skipper Sourav Ganguly.
Dhoni scored 47 runs in the second ODI and 69 in the third, batting at the number four position. India lost the second ODI, but his gritty innings in the third ODI powered India to a total of 317 runs. Dhoni's average batting at number four is also astonishing (72.63). He has been more consistent at this position and his scores batting at that particular position reflects that.
"Dhoni batting at No. 4 is good news for the Indian team. This allows him to bat for a longer period. Let,s see how long can he bat at No. 4," Ganguly told the reporters on Wednesday.
Recently, Virat Kohli's comment on India's series loss speculated a rift in the dressing room. Kohli had said that "doubtful decision making" led to the series loss. One might think that Kohli had questioned the leadership of Dhoni, but Ganguly brushed aside any such rumour and said that everything was fine inside the dressing room. A few days ago, Ravichandran Ashwin and Suresh Raina had backed Dhoni's leadership qualities.
"Whenever India lose, this question crops up. I am sure everything is fine in the Indian dressing room," Ganguly added.
India's shocking loss against Bangladesh disappointed the former Indian captain. He lauded the efforts of the Bangladeshi players whom he felt was better than Team India. "Bangladesh played better cricket and we should give credit to them," Ganguly said.