MS Dhoni feels that though the Indian team is going through a tough phase, nothing could be worse than their ignominious exit from the first round of the 2007 ODI World Cup.
It has been tough but there are not many things that will come close to when we lost in] the 2007 50- over World Cup. We are going through a stage where we will have to see what will work for us. A few big players have left us.
Youngsters coming up will have to fill the gap, and seniors will have to take extra responsibility till the juniors start getting runs or start taking wickets,” he said.
England outplayed India in every department in the series, but Dhoni picked James Anderson as the main difference.
“The major difference between the sides was James Anderson. If you see their side, they are a very well balanced side. Their two spinners are very good. Anderson bowled very well throughout the series on wickets where there was no help for the fast bowlers,” he said.
Dhoni admitted it was the batting which let the team down. “ The batting was the department that was lacking.
We needed to score more runs. Mumbai was a tough wicket, but apart from that we were not able to get into big partnerships that can have a big impact, especially when playing in subcontinent,” he said.