Sunil Gavaskar defends Dhoni

Published: Friday, May 14, 2010, 17:43 [IST]
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Sunil Gavaskar defends Dhoni

Mumbai: Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar has defended Dhoni's captaincy saying he has done his best he could and consider him to be the best as far as captaincy is concerned.

"He has not quite had the luck he had when he had started with the India captaincy. But I still think he is the best man for the job," Gavaskar said exclusively to CNN-IBN.

Lot of questions were raised concerning Dhoni's captaincy in nearby future after India made a exit after losing all the matches in the super eight phase.

Gavaskar dismissed IPL being the reason for India's poor show. He said the IPL had many Australian players and other players participating as well and IPL was more like a practice for the players ahead of the world cup.

He said rather the players who are uncomfortable playing the short ball should be sent to the National Cricket Academy(NCA) where they will be able to practice against the shortball.

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After team coach Gary Kirsten questioned the fitness level, commitment of some of the Indian players, former captain Sunil Gavaskar said that he should not make such statements openly and rather disclose the issues to the BCCI.

Kirsten openly made a statement saying some of the players are less fitter than him even though he is 42 and the team lacked commitment. Players like Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma were questioned.

Kirsten had one on meeting with some senior players and the whole team afterwards and later on he asked the team to bring out better fitness and commitment levels.


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