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Posted by on Mar 4, 2012 in Cricket, Sports | 0 comments

Dhoni and the blame game !!

4 years back India won the first CB series in Australia under the captaincy of Dhoni.Before the start of that series Dhoni was blamed that he did not give respect and slot for senior players like Dravid,Ganguly.But India won the CB series for first time after that no one asked about Dhoni’s decision it has been Dhoni’s way since then.

India won the CB Series in 2008

When he was appointed as Indian captain after the exit of Rahul Dravid,India won the inaugural World T20 in SouthAfrica with an inexperienced side.

India won the inaugural T20 World Cup

Also he lead his Chennai Super Kings team to the final in the inaugural IPL and won the IPL in 2010 and 2011 consecutively and also the Champions league in 2010.

CSK won the IPL for 2nd time

During the period of his captaincy,India achieved the No.1 spot in Test for the first time.He captained the Indian test team for eight series without losing the series.

India became the No.1 test team

Finally the very big tournament came,the World cup.Before the start of the series India was one of the favourites to win the cup,since the world cup was held in India.But no host can win the world cup yet.India won the world cup after 28 years and all play their part to secure the victory.

India became the World Champion

With these victories,Dhoni has been called the most luckiest person in the world.But the problem begins after the world cup.Within one week after World cup,IPL 4 begins.After IPL,India toured to West Indies,but most of the senior players were rested for this tour after that England tour.During the England tour India was not able to win a single match.They blamed the reason that they were tired by playing continously and there were no much warmup matches.

Now in the Australian tour also India loss the test series 4-0.They played very badly and now they have no reason to say.Because they had more time to practice and also they played two warm up matches.But unlike England tour,India drew the T20 series and played some good cricket in the CB series.In the start of the series,Dhoni said that he want the youngsters to play throughout the series so he introduce the rotation policy for the openers(Sachin,Sehwag and Gambhir).But later he told in a press meet that the senior player
would leak 20 runs in the field,so only he rested some of the players.Then begin the controversies that there is no unity in team.

While picking the team for Asia Cup,the selectors rested(!) Sehwag and the vice captain post was  given to Virat Kohli instead of Gambhir.But most of the players are retained in the team.After the Asia cup,IPL is there.So will the selectors select the team for the next tour based on this IPL?Will some youngsters get chance in the squad?Will India have 3 different captains?Will there be any change in team?All these question
will get answered only after the IPL.What do you all think would happen.?

picture curtesy : cricinfo

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Aravindhan is a student pursuing his masters in CS at the day time, loves watching cricket and he is an adherent fan of actor vijay. He is the resident cricket consultant for News@Indiandragon. You can catch up with him @aravindh0709