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Dhawan: A long, hard day for India

Shikhar Dhawan says India had attacking fields for Brendon McCullum throughout the day, but went on defensive as the bowlers tired out

February 17, 2014

Posted by SAURAVJAIN on (February 18, 2014, 5:16 GMT)

Why not Dhoni sent Jadeja as a night watchman in place of Ishant.A batsman with an first class avg of 50 should definitely be given some chances to bat up the order.See the way how brilliantly Jadeja play the Bouncers and shot balls(even better than raina and dhawan).It is injustice to blame his batting after sending him at no 8 or 9 when there are very little time available. Gavaskar also said he should bat up the order in both formats. He can be a big winner with bat also provided Dhoni and management need to utilise their resources properly.

Posted by wapuser on (February 18, 2014, 3:11 GMT)

No doubt dhoni has great faith in jadeja but he is certainly not a proper baller. I think india went in with on extra batsman, where they should have gone with 4 specialist ballers.

Posted by   on (February 17, 2014, 18:33 GMT)

Please don't call this guy to press meets...He is saying "We are young side and we learning" ...Even i want to learn..Will BCCI pick me? The fact is you are there to play and not to learn...If you want to learn try gully cricket...

Posted by Jimmyvida on (February 17, 2014, 16:50 GMT)

Agree with Dhawan. Standing around on the field all day with 'make believe' fielding can be very tiring indeed.

Posted by AFanOfGoodCricket on (February 17, 2014, 15:36 GMT)

Dhawan - you and Kohli seem to play only to make records. As soon as you or Kohli reach a milestone, you tend to over-celebrate and get carried away. We lost the first test due to this very reason. Please learn from McCullum how to carry on playing a big innings. And don't worry your test place is secure, you have played just enough to get picked for the next test.

Posted by   on (February 17, 2014, 14:22 GMT)

Shikhar: You and your mates got a free workshop, as to how to bat in TEST Matches from B.Mac. Did you guys (very talented, but reckless guys) watch & learn? We will all be watching in the next Test series. Good luck to you and the rest of the Indian team.

Posted by   on (February 17, 2014, 14:18 GMT)

Bowlers got tired? Yes! Surely! But, who asked Dhoni to go with THREE & A HALF bowlers for a FIVE DAY test?

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