Bedi : Dhoni's getting too big for his boots

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Bedi : Dhoni's getting too big for his boots

Postby ganesh177 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:14 am

Dhoni's getting too big for his boots - Bedi
By: Clayton Murzello Date: 2009-06-11

That's the impression Dhoni is giving, reckons former captain Bishan Bedi in response to the skipper's refusal to let out details of Sehwag's injury

Two of the country's premier cricketers Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan get injured and are forced to sit out of matches for their franchise teams during the Indian Premier League. Yet, they are fit enough to be picked in the Indian team for a tournament which is now challenging the 50-over World Cup in terms of significance.

Mahindra Singh Dhoni

The IPL ended on May 24 while the Indians left for the World T20 on May 29.

Producers of the World's Most Amazing Videos would find it worth their while to make the trip to England for their next episode.

On a more serious note, wonder whether Sehwag would have been better off had he not faced the 12 balls at the Nottingham nets yesterday. Now, it's going to be a while before he shapes up to hold his favourite willow.

The point is, should he have been in England in the first place? But then, the selectors picked him. Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi was left wondering what the selectors headed by Krishnamachari Srikkanth were doing at the IPL. "Having a ball," he said before pointing to a connection between chief selector (Srikkanth), BCCI secretary (N Srinivasan) and captain Dhoni (Chennai Super Kings). "How can Srikkanth be brand ambassador of Chennai Super Kings and perform his role as chairman of selectors too? Defies logic," he said.

Yesterday in Nottingham, Dhoni refused to disclose the status of Sehwag's injury to the media. Bedi said: "I would have been honest and placed the facts before the media. Why is the media there when they are not going to get information? This kid Dhoni is giving the impression that he is getting too big for his boots. To a layman, from the outside, I get that impression."

The 266-Test wickets Sardar of Spin blamed the BCCI for "allowing players to grow bigger than the game." He then touched upon a fundamental issue: "They (BCCI, players) are answerable to the media and accountable to the fans and themselves. We all know T20 is a rough and tough; hit and run format. You need people in the right frame of mind and body."

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Re: Bedi : Dhoni's getting too big for his boots

Postby jaan07 » Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:28 am

"blamed the BCCI for "allowing players to grow bigger than the game."": agree
"They (BCCI, players) are answerable to the media"": highly disagree
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