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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Dhoni blame on seniors for sequence reduction to Pak


Indian skipper M.S. Dhoni on Friday held responsible another "disappointing hitting performance" for the reduction against Pakistan in the essential second one-dayer at the Eden Landscapes here, which permitted the guests to take an unassailable 2-0 cause in the three-match sequence.

"Our bowlers did well to limit them to 250 operates but our hitting was frustrating. The key was to keep wickets in side but we could not do that, which price us the go with," Dhoni said publish the 85-run reduction to Pakistan.

Putting responsibility on the "senior batsmen", the skipper rued that his hitters did not relax in the stress and negotiate the innings.

"When the elderly people, the knowledgeable people are not doing, it places stress on the juniors. It is essential that the elderly people take a position up and take liability as also information the juniors."

"While pursuing, we missing too many wickets and with nearly 180 of the last 30 overs needed, we were never in the experience. The need was someone status up and absorbing the stress and negotiate the innings. Unfortunately we did not do so," said Dhoni.

He also said that the Pakistan focus on of 250 was "chase-able" and acknowledged his bowlers for their attempt.

"Our bowlers bowled well to carry us returning in the experience and limited them to 250. It was a chaseable focus on but our batsmen did not implement. As a batsman, you need to keep out the excellent paintballs and if you are not able to do that you reduce your wicket," he said.

Dhoni though rejected to put the fault on any individual personal and admitted it was challenging experiencing the press after recurring failures.

"It is difficulties for us but we cannot fault any personal. It is group game and the whole group needs to take the liability. We need to be relaxed and take choices accordingly. After the reduction we are all psychologically billed and it is not the perfect a chance to take any choices," included Dhoni.

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