So where does the Indian cricket team go from here in the wake of the early exit from the ICC Champions Trophy? I am aware that there are a couple of questions that need to be answered but I also know it is not the time to press panic buttons.
Let's start at the top. Not unexpectedly MS Dhoni has taken most of the flak for the defeat. He has been the man who could do no wrong, who could walk on water, who led the Indian team to one success after another in ODIs (he is also yet to lose a Test match as captain). The cynics during the height of his success said he was lucky in that he had too many things in his favour. But then don't all successful captains have more than their share of good fortune?
On the other hand the more balanced cricket followers were of the view that too much could not be made of the luck factor. Even with everything falling into place one could not have Dhoni's record as captain just on this factor alone. After all he had notched up too many significantRead More »from It is not the time to press panic buttons