Indian cricket is facing one of its very toughest phases for its cricketers where it appears that almost every player is facing a decline in some form or the other.
A look at the prominent cricketers and their woes…
1. MS Dhoni, Fatigue: Dhoni captained India to World Cup glory and had to play in the IPL within a matter of days. After that he showed interest in skipping the entire West Indies tour but his request was declined and he was forced to play at least the Test series.
Sachin Tendulkar on the other hand was given rest. Why? In what way was Tendulkar more deserving than Dhoni for choosing when to be rested? This is the kind of superstar favouritism that does India no good and it’s time the BCCI treated every player equally. Why does Tendulkar get to pick whatever matches he pleases? Surely no-one is above the game!
While Dhoni may be doing well as an ODI batsman, he is in decline as a Test batsman. As far as captaincy is concerned, he is looking more and more jaded and fatigued by the day. Before he used to be behind the over rate by minutes and that was cause for concern.
Now if you add the last couple of series, then he is behind by hours and has already been banned for a couple of matches. The only thing that is keeping his captaincy alive is the TINA (There is No Alternative) factor.