Dhoni criticises reckless shot selection
India registered their first win at the Adelaide Oval beating Australia by four wickets in the ODI tri-series yesterday.India registered their first win at the Adelaide Oval beating Australia by four wickets in the ODI tri-series yesterday. However, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was not impressed by the shot selections of some of his players.
Sehwag attempts a shot. Pic/AFP
Virender Sehwag (20), Virat Kohli (18) and Rohit Sharma (33) gave their wickets away too easily, allowing Australia to gain a foothold in the game.
"You have to analyse whether you should be playing that shot. There were a few shots we shouldn't have played in this game so we need to work on that. We need to now concentrate one game at a time," said Dhoni at the post-match presentation after India chased down Australia's 269 for eight with two balls to spare.
Sehwag once again succumbed while trying to flick the ball to the on-side, but got a leading edge and was
caught at point. Rohit Sharma too squandered an opportunity to take the game away from the Australians as he lofted an easy catch to short mid-off.
Dhoni, who started slowly, won India the match when he smashed pacer Clint McKay over his head for a huge six in the last over. "This six was very special. The World Cup six was too but we could have done that with singles," said Dhoni, who made 44 in the chase.