M S Dhoni defends Duncan Fletcher's 'failure', blames Team India players
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A section of media had claimed that Indian team members, especially the skipper and the coach, do not speak to each other much after a match but Dhoni said it's not like that.
"It's not that we are not talking. We have meetings but having 15 types of different meetings does not help."
Dhoni has been India's batting mainstay in the series against Pakistan with an unbeaten 113 in Chennai and unbeaten half-century in Kolkata.
Asked if it would weaken the Indian batting further if he sits out tomorrow due to sore back, Dhoni said, "Our batting is good but we have not performed. No individual is irreplaceable.
"The new boys are as good, it's just that they have not got enough chances. If Dinesh gets a chance, he will play as good as I played in the last two games. It's important that our top order clicks."
Dhoni hoped that the Ferozeshah Kotla wicket will behave the same in both the innings.
"It's difficult wicket. It's difficult to predict. But hopefully it will remain similar after the first half," he said.
When a Pakistani journalist asked about his viewpoint on the visiting side, Dhoni said, "They have a balanced side. They play with five bowlers. Hafeez and Malik also bowl. They have more options and they are consistent. We have not batted well to test them."
The Indian captain said there was not much difference in ODIs due to new rules but India were struggling due to the lack of a fifth bowler.
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