It is understood when some former players want him to be sacked but the current crop of Indian players also does not seem to be happy with Fletcher as a coach. This calls for a change in the Indian cricket team coach. Last month it was reported that some Indian players met the BCCI and expressed their displeasure with their coach. They even went on to the extent of stating that Fletcher was of no help to the Indian team. It is the same Indian team players, which held Gary Kirsten in great esteem and also gave credit to Kirsten for India's success.
When one looks about Fletcher's contribution, it is very hard to figure out any positive points and speak positively for Fletcher. He has not been able to help the Indian players and sort out their problems. India's inability to handle swing bowling has been a major problem and it has not changed ever after his one and half years stint with the Indian team. His primary responsibility would have been to make the player learn from their mistakes that they execute on the ground. But, that does not seem to be happening. India has been losing most of the matches abroad. Indian batting overall has seen a downward slide.
In spite of all these, the Indian captain, MS Dhoni supports Duncan Fletcher and does not want to blame the coach for the debacle; instead he puts the blame on the Indian players. There is some valid argument for this case – a team is as good as his players. But, to counter MS Dhoni, one can add and say, but for how long can you blame the players? The coach plays an important role in changing the attitude of the players by providing encouragement.
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