No need to put pressure on the players: BCCI chief

India are down 0-3 in the ongoing Test series and are in danger of a whitewash against Australia Getty Images

Mumbai: Jan 25, 2012

The Indian cricket team is being hammered by Australia but BCCI President N Srinivasan said there is no need for a “knee-jerk” reaction and the players should not be put under pressure.

India are down 0-3 in the ongoing Test series and are in danger of a defeat in the fourth and final Test also as Australia have piled up 604 for seven in their first innings.

“There is no need for a knee-jerk reaction. We have faith in the team,” said Srinivasan when asked whether the Indian team’s performance calls for changes in the team.

“We have suffered from setbacks. The tour is halfway through but we still have a long way to go. We should not put pressure on the players. Only months back, at this very venue, they became world champions,” he told reporters.

After the Test series, India will play a couple of Twenty20 matches against the hosts next month before joining them and Sri Lanka in an ODI series.(PTI)