<br /> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="VVS Laxman criticises MS Dhoni for not backing out-of-form players" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130223142807.jpg" title="VVS Laxman criticises MS Dhoni for not backing out-of-form players" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> VVS Laxman has been recenly included in the commentary team of Star Cricket © Getty Images</p> </div> <br /> <strong>Chennai: Feb 23, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Former Indian batsman <a href="/tags/VVS-Laxman/post" target="_blank">VVS Laxman</a> has expressed displeasure over Indian skipper MS Dhoni’s attitude towards struggling players. Laxman feels the Indian skipper hasn’t backed out-of-form players citing <a href="/tags/Harbhajan-Singh s/post" target="_blank">Harbhajan Singh’s </a>case.<br /> <br /> Laxman said he was surprised to see Harbhajan kept away from the attack when the Aussies were building a steady partnership. "Dhoni is sending out the wrong message by keeping Harbhajan on the sidelines. He is making him [Harbhajan] feel unwanted in the team. A guy who is playing his 100th Test doesn't deserve that sort of treatment," Laxman was quoted as saying on-air by<em> ibnlive</em>.<br /> <br /> He was brought back after a gap of 51 overs after other bowlers failed to break the partnership between <a href="/tags/Peter-Siddle/post" target="_blank">Peter Siddle</a> and <a href="/tags/Michael-Clarke/post" target="_blank">Michael Clarke</a>. This baffled Laxman and he recalled that it wasn't the first instance when Bhajji had been kept on the sidelines.<br /> <br /> "When Harbhajan returned after a long time for the Mumbai Test against England late last year, he was given the same treatment. A guy who is making a comeback has some nervous energy, some jitters and a captain should give him plenty of support and that's how you get the best out of a player. Dhoni didn't do that then," said Laxman who has been included in the commentary team of Star Cricket.