The Indian Cricket Team reached England a few days backwhere they are set to play two warm up matches prior to their first test of the five match test series. The sub continent coutfit will play their first warm up match against Leicestershire. Before the start of the tour matches, Indian captain, MS Dhoni said that the players with sheer talent should not be dumped on the basis of just one poor series and they should be backed to return to form.
Dhoni said at his first press conference after arriving England, “I think it’s very important to back players. It does not matter whether he is the captain of the side or a batsman or a bowler.”
It clearly shows that the skipper is dtermined to make ammends of the 4-0 humiliation they sufferes against the sam opposition in 2011 with the now retired Rahul Dravid being the sole recognized consistent performer for the side.
Dhoni when being asked about the opposite captain, Alastair Cook, who has been running through a bad patch for quite sometime now, Dhoni said he expected the home side to back the beleaguered captain.
Cook played a major role when England defeated India 4-0 and he was the captain then but situations are completely different at present.
Dhoni said, “A bad phase is something that every player goes through and you just need to back players at the right point because when you are getting those big hundreds and two-hundreds then everybody will be on your side.”
He also added, “What’s important is for the media to realise what they were saying about him the last time we were here how well he has performed. But the real test of character is when your fans or the media or your team-mates are supporting you when you are not doing well.”