The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday brushed aside all media reports that said Mahendra Singh Dhoni might be asked to step down as India’s Twenty20 captain following the team”s miserable performance at the World Cup in the West Indies.
“Obviously we are not happy with the performance of the team, but it does not mean that we are thinking of removing Dhoni as Twenty20 captain,” said a BCCI source.
Critics and former players blamed the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the team’s dismal performance in the T20 World Cup.
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has, however, come out in support of the cricket team.
Tendulkar said that cricket is a game of uncertainties and people should not lose faith in the players.
“The players have been training hard. They know, and they understand their responsibility. But sometimes they click, sometimes it doesn’t click. We Mumbai Indians also played so well, but in the finals things didn’t work out for us,” said Tendulkar.
“So, it can happen in cricket. All I can say right now is that the players need support so that they can start fresh again and look to deliver a better performance,” he added.
India, which had won the inaugural World T20 tournament in 2007, failed to win three of its Super Eight matches in this year’s tournament.
The performance has led to many questions being asked of skipper M S Dhoni and his teammates. (ANI)