England & Oz failure to haunt `Dhoni sena’

January 22, 2012 15:50
England & Oz failure to haunt `Dhoni sena’

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Skipper of Indian cricket team is the worst hit in the recent debacle of Team India on Test Fronts in Foreign lands. The captain, who had been remembered to be the driving force, had leaded the team to clear waters when the controversies loomed, under the former captains. But the team which was considered as an undaunted force to reckon has turned out as a pack of submissive men.

He was the man who led the team to unknown frontiers of the game in all the game formats. So it is best to analyze, Where the fault is, is it excessive cricket, (or) is it the players are really unfit to go further (or) is it something else.  And the most important aspect is who is to take the corrective action, is it the BCCI, captain or players. All this is going to haunt the `Dhoni Sena’ in the coming days. But will they have time to ponder over the mistakes and plan measures to weed away the tag. Because close on the heels, is the luxury IPL and then home series, so on.

Meanwhile Australian former great batsman Dean Jones, in an article for the Sydney Morning Herald, writes: "If India want to glisten like a rainbow or be No.1 in the world and admired by all cricket fans, they have to win in other people's backyards."  "This Indian team craves respect, but the way India are going about it, they will lose more than just respect. The Indians look tired and too slow in the field. They must stop idolizing their greats, and start looking to the future," he adds.

Earlier the captain said, “If I have to see through the 2015, I would have to retire from one of the formats. What I really meant is by 2013 I would have to see where I stand as to my body. Or will I be able to survive till the 2015 World Cup.”  (With inputs from internet-AarKay)

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