India vs Australia 3rd test highlights: Dhoni ‘Guilty and Culprit’

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    India vs Australia 3rd test has been a big disappointment for cricket fans. Its highlights include Dhoni’s admission that he is ‘Guilty and Culprit’, says S Ahmad of NVONews.Com

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s cricketing career was glittering just a few months back with a ODI World Cup win, but things seems to have gone utterly wrong thick and fast. The cap of captain cool has suddenly blown with the wind.

    After conceding an unassailable lead of 0-3 in ongoing four test match series in Australia, which is seventh straight Test loss, Dhoni has come out to say that, ‘I am the main culprit’.

    Rubbing salt to the injury came the news of him getting barred from the last test to be played at Adelaide. Dhoni again pleaded guilty. He had to plea guilty for slow over rate. Now, Virender Sehwag would be leading the team in the Adelaide Test. It is expected that Wridhiman Saha would be replacing MS Dhoni as wicketkeeper.

    Regarding the Test loss, what senior ex cricketers were saying from the first loss in Australia, Dhoni has just accepted that. Dhoni said that being the leader of the team it was he to be blamed for a disastrous performance.

    Dhoni then picked the team’s batting failure for the slump though he is still defending his senior batsmen. He is happy that Indian bowlers are doing well.

    Many cricket experts think that the sword is hanging right over the head of VVS Laxman once considered to be the main tormentor of Australian batsmen. Dhoni is quite straightforward in stating that, ‘we have not put runs on the board’.

    Dhoni elaborated that ‘one or two bad innings, it can happen in Test cricket, but overall, this is a bit too long for the batting line up to flop’.

    The slow over rate in the Test meant that for Dhoni the Test series is over as he has been handed over one match suspenstion.

    Interesting this fine comes in the wake where Indians were found two overs short. Indian team bowled 76 overs in the only innings they could bowl in Perth Test.

    There were concessions made for the wickets Indian team took and other interruptions like movement behind sightscreen and injury timeouts, but India were still found short.

    Dhoni accepted his guilt, as he was aware of the regulations. He was fined 2/5th of his match fees, and the rest of the team was docked 1/5th each. This was India’s second over-rate offence in the last 12 months. Dhoni had been on notice after Indian team was found short in Barbados in June-July last year.

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    1. Things do happen in cricket and they happen suddenly. What one can notice here is perhaps that Dhoni and his men need to play abroad more on those hostile pitches and in front of hostile and mentally retarded fans. Stop for a moment and just imagine visiting a country to play (and behave) where every one behaves as if they were just out of some state prison and don’t mind going back, its hard. Still there are no excuses for this debacle and the selectors are also equally to be blamed, wasn’t it there job to select the right team for the playing conditions? To coach them for on the field and off the field pressures? To coach the team on how to deal with rowdy crowds?

    2. first of all dhoni is not at all responsible for the loss of test series even senior players like dravid, vvs, are failed in picking batting line, well so every cricket fan need to understand what type of situations is their.and juz take it easy

    3. Nick, mentally retarded fans? everyone behaves like they were out of some state prison? with that sort of ignorant, vitriolic ad hominem, why would anyone take anything you have to say seriously?

    4. In accepting responsability for the 3rd test loss and the slow over rate M S Dhoni once again has proved that he is a man worthy of respect . During this tour of Australia he has at all times conducted himself with humour and politeness in the face of ugly media attacks …mainly Indian in origin …. and with dignity and honour when a loss has been suffered .This tour has been slightly dissapointing in the results so far BUT….this Indian team have added many many Australian admirers to them for their attitudes as MEN not spoilt sports stars .
      I and many of my fellow Australians feel meloncholy at the lack of success in this tour for some of the greatest batsmen of this and indeed any other era , however as an avid supporter of test cricket it is wonderful to see so many great bowling performances , not only from the new Australian bowlers but also from Sharma , Yadav and Khan .
      Maybe it is the last time that we will have the good fortune to see Tendulkar , VVS laxman and Dravid here but we will never forget their acheivements on the field of play , very often at the expense of our team , but also and perhaps more importantly their admirable attitudes and dignity as MEN .
      Thank you to the Indian team and their good captain from an Australian supporter .

    5. -Why are under-performing players still in the Indian team?
      -When are we going to give young upcoming cricketers their due in performing for the Country?
      -I strongly think, all players should be made accountable for a series of bad performances, and sent back to the practice nets and replaced by a better performing player (who’s not yet gotten into modelling or TV ads).
      -Also, players seem to be making millions (more than what they truly deserve) out of the IPL, so where is the motivation and passion for the sport anymore?

    6. now its the time when dhoni who have earned lot of money and fame will actually be put into testing conditions…..sirf bolne se cool nahi hojate…zarurat padhne pe fool hi nikalte hai….we have lot many talents in small cities also…lets give them try as well..baate badi badi karne se and commerials kar lene se u can never be a star…learn something from raina

    7. THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT INDIAN BOARD HAS MADE THE INDIAN PLAYERS TO FORGET HOW TI WIN ON THEIR OWN. IN THE LAST FEW YEARS ALL THE MATCHES INDIA WON IN ENGLAND, SOUTH AFRICA, AUSTRALIA WERE DUE TO A SET DEAL BETWEEN RICH INDIAN CRICKET BOARD AND THE OTHER BOARDS WHERE INDIA WERE TO PLAY AND IT WAS THAT THE USELESS INDIAN TEAM WON MATCHES AWAY FROM HOME.. SADLY FOR INDIA THIS TIME DEAL COULD NOT BE FINALIZED. SO WE SAW WHAT INDIA WAS CAPABLE OF IN ENGLAND AND NOW AUSTRALIA.WITHOUT A DEAL IN A FAIR MATCH INDIA CAN NOT BEAT ZIMBABWE AND IT OBVIOUS WHEN NDIA TOURED ZIMBABWE FOR ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL SERIES IN 2010. OH INDIAN PUSSY CATS.

    8. HEY MR.NICK WHAT ABOUT YOUR OWN CROWDS IN INDIA. THE WORST CROWD YOU SEE ANY WHERE IN THE WORLD. NOT A SINGLE CLAP, A COMPLETE HUSH IN THE GROUND WHEN THE PLAYER OF THE OTHER TEAM TAKES A WICKET OR HOTS A BOUNDRY. SHAME. REMEMBER THE 1996 WORLD CUP SEMI FINAL OR PAKISTAN VS INDIA CALCUTTA TEAT MATCH 1999. AND AS FAR AS RETARDINESS IS CONCERENED HOW ABOUT YOUR HARBHAJANA AND KOHLIS AND YUVRAJS. IT SEEMS THAT AS IF THEY HAVE BEEN SET FREE FROM A MENTAL HOSPITAL HEN THEY TAKE A WICKET OR TAKE A CATCH.

    9. oye paki, apne ghar ki khet sambhal, idhar na naak ghusaiyo apni. saale, tumhare to sabko dekhne se aise hi lagta hai ki pakistan mein hajaamat karne wala koi bachaa nahin, saale junglee lambe lambe baal, jhaant ke baal, behaal chutiye ho saale. tere aane tak to yahaan sab kuchh thik thak hi chal raha tha, tu aa gaya naa sala, saare seb yahaan sadh jayenge ab. apni team ki khabar le, humne na kuchh kaha tanne ko, naa tanne watan ki team ko. haare to taane ko khusi hui to jaa, khusi k maare mar jaa, 1996 mein kya hua tha ya 2011 ko kya nahi hua tha, tu na bol.

    10. chal chal bleedy indian. match kahreed kar jeetany walay logo. i dont need to answer to you
      “PAKISTAN ZINDABAD”

    11. PAKISTAN ZINDABAD. ENGLAND BITES THE DUST AGAINST PAKISTAN.VICTORY IN THREE DAYS. VERY WELL DONE GREEN SHIRTS.

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