IPL9 also showed their contrasting fortunes. Kohli led from the front and accumulated nearly 1000 runs and in the end Royal Challengers lost the title by a mere 8 runs. Dhoni on the other hand couldn't do anything for Rising Pune Supergiants. In fact RPS exited the IPL and in the last league match Dhoni played a mind blowing knock.
Dhoni blasted a 64 off 32 balls including 22 off the last 5. If this is how he plays when there's no leadership pressure on him nowadays, then please go ahead and remove that pressure!
The author Sunil Rajguru is a Bangalore-based journalist and blogger. He blogs here