<div class="img-caption-wrap img-caption-wrap-left"> <img alt="MS Dhoni blames spinners for humiliating loss to England" src="https://st3.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/bfd79b9d55bcbe4bdee0359d24afc608.jpeg" title="MS Dhoni blames spinners for humiliating loss to England" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:590px;"> Indian captain MS Dhoni said bowlers just could not get a hold over the pace to bowl at the Wankhede Stadium pitch Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Mumbai: Nov 26, 2012</strong><br /> <br /> His insistence on a <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Spirited-England-win-Mumbai-Test-against-India-to-level-series/20229" target="_blank">spinning track boomeranging</a>, a sheepish Indian cricket captain <a href="/tags/MS-Dhoni/post" target="_blank">Mahendra Singh Dhoni </a>on Monday said he was disappointed with his tweakers who did not adjust their pace to exploit the pitch in the lost second cricket Test against England.<br /> <br /> India were handed a humiliating 10-wicket loss by the English, who were expected to struggle on the spinning track that Dhoni had asked for before the game.<br /> <br /> Instead of the host spinners, it was England's <a href="/tags/Monty-Panesar/post" target="_blank">Monty Panesar</a> who made batsmen dance to his tune and walked away with 11 wickets. On the other hand, Kevin Pietersen and<a href="/tags/Alastair-Cook/post" target="_blank"> Alastair Cook</a> proved their class with hundreds on a track that seemed to terrorise other willow-wielders.<br /> <br /> "Definitely outplayed. Monty bowled really well. All get turn, but the pace he bowled at made sure that the batsmen were on the front foot. To some extent, yes I am disappointed with our spinners. We let England bat on the back foot. We could have brought them forward," a disappointed Dhoni said at the presentation ceremony.<br /> <br /> Dhoni had lambasted the opening Test pitch in Ahmedabad despite India's win and on Monday he said his bowlers just could not get a hold over the pace to bowl at here.<br /> <br /> "All of a sudden they have to change their plan. Ahmedabad was completely different and it was a change of conditions," he said.<br /> <br /> Dhoni said the next two Tests, starting with the game in Kolkata on December 5, would be a test of character for his team.<br /> <br /> "When two best sides are playing, series are close. It will be a test of character in the two coming games," he said.<br /> <br /> Dhoni's rival number Alastair Cook said he has all but forgotten the disappointment of losing the toss.<br /> <br /> "Without a doubt, it is a great win. I can't fault the effort of the lads. I could have called heads and obviously it was an important toss. The way we bowled on that first day it was fantastic," said Cook.