MS Dhoni was not seen during the practice session ahead of the fifth Test match at The Oval © Getty Images
MS Dhoni was not seen during the practice session ahead of the fifth Test match at The Oval © Getty Images

 

By Rajarshi Majumdar

Aug 13, 2014

MS Dhoni takes a day off from the practice session ahead of the fifth and final Test between India and England at the Oval which starts on Friday. Duncan Fletcher and Virat Kohli were seen to address the team huddles in the practice session on Wednesday.

Dhoni has been facing a lot criticism after two consecutive defeats, one at Southampton and the other one at Manchester. He has a lot of things in his mind right now probably; On top of it, his oversees records as a captain is not so impressive. He needs to deal with these and get his mind and thoughts in the correct place before the final Test.

Indian batsmen have not performed well in the two humiliating defeats. Dhoni admitted an interview that runs from the lower order have camouflaged the top order which is yet to fire. Coach still believes in the captain and also feels that India will bounce back.

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