India v England, 3rd Test, Kolkata, 5th day December 9, 2012

'Indian preparation was diabolical'

ESPNcricinfo staff
Reactions to India's defeat in the third Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata

"Dhoni [is] lost [about] what to do. He is confused and when things go out of his control, he just lets things drift."
The previous head of India's selection panel Kris Srikkanth isn't impressed with India's captain

"England were well prepared while India were over-confident. The Indian preparation for this important series was diabolical."
Former selection panel head Dilip Vengsarkar

"India's cricket fans want to see tenacity and a never-say-die look to the team. they are entitled to feel disappointed."
Commentator Harsha Bhogle, on Twitter

"At this point of time you cannot have wholesale changes, may be one or two changes for the next Test match. I don't want to blame the captain alone because it has been a collective failure."
Former selection panel head Kiran More

"Ashwin seems to be a better batsman than a bowler and could be promoted up the batting order."
Former India captain Ajit Wadekar

"I think M.S. Dhoni has been lucky as a captain; Indian captains do not normally survive this long while losing. I think the Indians are paying for their lack of preparation and an obsession with avenging the 4-0 whitewash in England last year."
Former India captain Bishen Bedi

"I have been a former cricketer and when I see the kind of approach the players have had over the last one year, I get a little bit disappointed. Look, talent-wise this team has got everything but for that talent to flower, the approach has to be right, the attitude has to be right."
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar