Should MS Dhoni be blamed for the series loss

November 10, 2009 11:44pm CST
MS Dhoni has been a blue eyed boy of Indian cricket in the recent past. Since he took over the captaincy, he had achieved loads of success and he was lucky a lot. Matches which India seemed to loose were won, but now that the Honeymoon period is over, India are loosing big time. Recent performances of the Indian team has not been good and Dhonis's captaincy is a big let down. DO you think a sane person will bat first in a crucial encounter, early morning start, knowing well the pitch will seam a bit. Given the Aussie bowling line up which is far superior than India in the pace department, only a mad person out his mind will decide to bat first. And India paid the price loosing the series. Dhoni;s luck has run out and his real capability as a captain is seen now!
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
12 Nov 09
I think the difference between Aussies and Indians in this series was once again the difference between a team of champions and a champion team. India got a lot of individual efforts, but as a team Aussies finished them off. Three matches went down to the wire and Aussies won them. Only Guwahati match was won by them easily, while both the matches India won were quite easily won. This shows how much India has to go before they can even dream of the top ICC spot. But I am not sure how Dhoni can be held responsible for this though. Cheers! Ram
@nitin_hec (1098)
• India
11 Nov 09
Alone Dhoni not responsible for this. Toss decision is not made alone by Captain. Everyone give suggestion for these including coach. Yes their is some player in team which should not be. Most of them are very close to Dhoni and for them Dhoni also make lots of argument with selectors. Now I think BCCI did a great thing by giving chance to Shrishant and Jahir Khan is back again. They should also select Irfan Pathan in team as he is a genuine all rounder.