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Series of losses changing Dhoni's approach?

DC CORRESPONDENT | 17th Dec 2012

Nagpur: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni who had famously called back Ian Bell during the Tent Bridge Test has been at his aggressive best in this series.

Dhoni won many fans in the England side during the disastrous England tour last year through that Bell incident but he may have done enough damage to his cool and calm reputation in this series.

With his side already 2-1 down in the series after suffering 4-0 thrashing in England last year followed by another 4-0 loss in Australia, Dhoni seems to have lost his Midas touch.

The World Cup winning captain had been struggling with the bat until he scored 52 in Kolkata and a fighting 99 here to silence his critics. But the desperation to win after series of losses seemed to have changed his approach and a run out on Saturday with just one run short of hundred added to his frustration.

On Sunday, Dhoni appealed loudly to claim an edge of Jonathan Trott on 43 after the England batsman tried to flash at an Ishant Sharma delivery.

Kumar Dharmasena upheld the appeal inviting sharp reaction from the skipper hardly visible during his hey days.

Interestingly Dharmasena who was declared ICC umpire of the year is not having a good game as he ruled England skipper Alastair Cook twice controversially out when the replays suggested otherwise.


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