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MS Dhoni lacked common sense, Duncan Fletcher has no clue how to get India back on track: Dilip Vengsarkar

MS Dhoni's captaincy in overseas Tests has come under severe criticism © Getty Images
MS Dhoni’s captaincy in overseas Tests has come under severe criticism © Getty Images

By SS Ramaswamy

Mumbai: Aug 18, 2014

Former Indian skipper Dilip Vengsarkar lashed out at coach Duncan Fletcher’s contribution to the Indian team and also criticised MS Dhoni’s captaincy. India went down to another humiliating defeat in the fifth and final Test at The Oval to lose the series 1-3.

“[MS] Dhoni led the team poorly. His selection policy, strategy, field placing and bowling changes lacked common sense. He made some glaring mistakes match after match for which India paid heavily. Unfortunately for him and India, he had Duncan Fletcher as the coach who, it seems, is devoid of any ideas and has no clue as to how to turn things around. He, it seems, hardly motivated the young team.

“In fact the support staff and the think tank really let down the team very badly. I hope the BCCI sacks them immediately unless they go once again by what the senior players in the team feel about them,” said a furious Vengsarkar.

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