As MS Dhoni‘s Team India lost yet another test match on foreign soil, Sourav Ganguly launched an attack on skipper MS Dhoni for not promoting himself higher up the order in the absence of senior pros like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.
Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli gave India the ideal platform to chase down a difficult target of 407, but the likes of Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane losing their wickets at key intervals cost India the match by 40 runs.
Sourav said :”This is an young team and it takes time to settle. They dont have a dravid, Tendulkar, Ganguly or Kumble who have experience already in foreign conditions. They need some experience as they are an young team. Dhoni needs to bat at No.4 or 5 and support Kohli.
He is a much better player than Rahane, Rohit Sharma and others. With Such abilities to bat, coming in at No.6 or 7 is not good. He is probably one of the best players in the world at this moment. I want him to play up the order.”
MS Dhoni has been in scintillating form in the New Zealand tour, but the inconsistency of the middle order has proved costly for the Indians as they went down 4-0 in the ODI series and face an uphill battle to turn their fortunes around in the test series.
Let’s hope MS Dhoni listens to the advice of the former captain and promotes himself higher up the order & improve the winning percentage of Team India in overseas.