Even though the performance of the rest of Indian players has been equally disappointing, calling for Dhoni's head has not gone down well with his fans. Parag Ekka, a Dhoni fan, says: “A captain is as good as his team. He should not be made the scapegoat. Other players in the team are also not performing, but why only single him out?”
Except Virender Sehwag and Cheteshwar Pujara, all the batsmen in the present team have failed to make an impression with either bat or ball. "Nobody has performed in the Indian team; why blame Dhoni? It is not an individual game, but a team game,” asks Gaekwad.
It has been witnessed in the past that if a player scores a big century or a bowler comes up with a five-wicket haul, they take things for granted and the selectors also do not drop them even if they fail to score or take wickets in the next five to six Test matches. Is this the reason that they have come up with appalling performances, Ekka says, "The Indian players consider their place in the team cemented after they come up with a good innings on one or more than one occasion.”
Gaekwad, on the other hand, finds a list of problems with the way Indian players are going about their game. "They are neither bowling nor batting according to the conditions of the pitch. The batsmen need to apply more like the English batsmen. They have to struggle and you cannot stand and deliver each and every time,” Gaekwad suggests.
The English cricketers has looked comfortable in all departments of the game compared to their Indian counterparts, who have miserably failed, primarily in their batting display even though on paper they have the best batting line-up.
Even if Dhoni is sacked to please Amarnath and Co., but do we have a suitable replacement?, Gaekwad says, "There is none. I don't think anyone is ready for the captainship as of now, as far as experience is concerned.”
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