What if Dhoni start hitting from ball oneHis innings against Afganistan where he scored 28 runs from more than 50 balls has brought doubt about his "intention". I am surprised how can one point a finger on a player who has always played for his team and situations? Almost everyone has start saying that he should at least rotate the strike in every ball.
OK, let's imagine if he start hitting the ball from the first ball he face. He can hit and score big runs but what if he got out doing so? Who will hold the innings till last? After Hardik Pandya there is none you can trust that take the innings till last ball.
Most of the players who has criticised his innings were either openers or 1st or 2nd position batsman. Where one have enough time and less pressure to play an innings.
Here comes Dhoni, who not only had to take the innings till last ball but have to save his wicket too. He who has no one but Hardik and tail enders to play with. If he comes in 140 FOR 4 OR 5 wicket down, do you think he should start hitting the ball and get out? I will see that Indian will all out under 200 runs!
Everyone knows, he play with situations and for team. He do not mind if he is playing in 90s or 50s, if he has to hit the ball, he will. He is complete a team man and we should respect his playing.