India suffered a moral crushing defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka in their second game of the tri-series in the Caribbean.

It was a completely listless show by the men in blue, who seemed to miss their Captain Cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The former BCCI secretary, Jaywant Lele, too said that Dhoni's absence was the reason behind India's poor show.

Without Dhoni, the Indians looked like a bunch of headless chickens on the field. Their fielding, which was raved by the world during the Champions Trophy, looked pedestrian. Murali Vijay in particular, who was brought in as Dhoni's replacement in the eleven, looked as if he had been woken up from deep slumber and thrusted onto the field. Their batting was listless as well — except for Jadeja's innovative innings with the tail — and missed the calming influence of Dhoni in the middle-order. Be that as it may, India have to play at least two more matches in the series without their most experienced team member.