Does MS Dhoni Deserve Grade A Contract? Asks Former Pakistani Captain Ramiz Raja

AP2TG Staff

Former Indian Captain MS Dhoni is the only skipper under whom the Indian team won all three International tournaments such as first T20 World Cup, World Cup 2011, and Champions Trophy 2013. In 2014, MS Dhoni retired from the Test Cricket and said he will continue in the limited-overs cricket.

MS Dhoni has been one of the Indian players in the Grade A list since many years. He still continues in the Grade A contract. In this regard, Former Pakistani cricketer Ramiz Raja made shocking statements on MS Dhoni’s Grade A status.

He said Ramiz Raja said that the BCCI should not be giving MS Dhoni a Grade A contract as he no longer plays Test cricket. Cricket boards should respect the value of Test cricket and do so, Grade A contracts should be given to players eligible for selection for Test matches.

“You have to acknowledge and respect the status of Test match cricket and it has to come from the cricket boards, in Asia specifically. For example, MS Dhoni retired from Test cricket yet got the A-grade contract from the BCCI, Shahid Afridi retired from Test cricket yet got the A-grade contract from PCB,” he said.

Raja wants that a Test player must be given the Grade A contracts as the protect the longest format of the game. Ramiz Raja’s opinion reverberates the words of Ramchandra Guha in his resignation letter written to BCCI’s Committee of Administrators chairman Vinod Rai.

“Unfortunately, the superstar syndrome has distorted the system of Indian team contracts. As you will recall, I had pointed out that awarding MS Dhoni an ‘A’ contract when he had explicitly ruled himself out from all Test matches was indefensible on cricketing grounds, and sends absolutely the wrong message,” Guha had written.

Britain Cricket – India v Sri Lanka – 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Group B – The Oval – June 8, 2017 India’s MS Dhoni in action Action Images via Reuters / Peter Cziborra Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

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