MS Dhoni Blames Top-Order Batsmen for Humiliating Series Loss
After going up 1-0 in the 5 match Test series, India incurred a 3-1 humiliating defeat against England. And quite noticeably, two of their 3 defeats were by a margin of an innings and 200 runs. Indian batsmen seem to be the weakest in the world at the moment. India were bundled in a matter of a session for the past 4 innings and there has been nothing called as “middle-order” in the team.
Dhoni remained as the lone warrior for India in the sphere of batting and he did consistently well. In the presentation ceremony, Dhoni criticized the batting line up of the team and claimed it as something irresponsible.
He was also being asked about whether he shall resign from the post of the captain or not. His reply was firm. He said, “You will have to wait and watch to find out whether I am strong enough to cope with this loss or not.”
He added that it was the failure of the batting order that reflected such a result. He also drawn the fact that Murali Vijay performed well in the series but India did not get a reliable opening partnership and there has been no opening partnerships surpassing a half century through out the series from the Indian side.
He also added that it becomes too much difficult when the team is playing with 6 recognized batsman and loses 2-3 quick wickets early on in the innings.
He admitted that the team failed to give a fight and lost the 3 tests quite comprehensively.
He praised the performance of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.He said that Kumar was the only man who performed incredibly well for India but comparing the performance of his first test with the last test, he was pretty much tired to deliver a fiery spell as India over-used him since there was no replacement for him.
He admitted that the entire team wanted to perform well because overseas performances mean a lot. But since the batting line up began to crumble, things got puzzled for the team and eventually led to humiliating loss in the series.
Dhoni also believes that the players were unable to take the stress of 5-match series and things completely went against their way. Now it is to be seen that whether the same performance is repeated from the Indian side in the ODI series which starts from 25th August.
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