''Only two cricketers--Lala Amarnath and Navjot Singh Sidhu have ever left a series overseas. Both were branded as villains and traitors......and this gentleman (Dhoni) leaves an ongoing series, that too as a captain, and is then praised,'' Alter wrote in a column for a website.

''Notwithstanding seventh Test series loss in last three and half years, people still praising Dhoni, his brand is still intact. He played no competitive cricket before the second Test in Brisbane and we take him as both captain and player,'' Alter said.

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Dhoni missed the first Test of the ongoing Test series against Australia due to injury. Virat Kohli captained India in the absence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in Adelaide Test. The

wicketkeeper-batsman joined the team for the second Test at Brisbane, which India lost badly. Dhoni, who took the mantle form Anil Kumble in 2008, announced his sudden retirement from Test cricket after the end of the third Test at the historic MCG.

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''Patuadi lost three series in five years. Despite India registering its first Test victory overseas against New Zealand in 1968, Pataudi was removed from captaincy in the next series. Mahendra Singh Dhoni chooses to exit before he is removed, and with arrogance. How people can have such blind faith on Dhoni,'' Alter asked.

Alter said Dhoni should be banned from representing India from all the formats of the game.

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''Dhoni has not only broken his contract, he has broken a sacred bond with Indian cricket lovers. Dhoni has done this because he is the favourite of corporate and bosses and for them money is more important than losing or winning,'' he said.

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