New Delhi: Team India has witnessed rancor among the players earlier too but the rift between Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virender Sehwag shows the growing ill will in Indian squad. Certainly Team India has paid heavily for this unease in recent games. During the war of words between Dhoni and Sehwag over rotation policy, Sehwag said that India wins because of the team effort and not because of Dhoni’s captaincy.
The clash between Sehwag and Dhoni doesn’t seem to come to an end and certainly the team will have to suffer its consequences in future. Amid the growing speculations of this rift between two top batsmen, a question do arise that who is to blame for India’s early exit from T20 world cup?
Sehwag was upset of being dropped from the playing 11 in the match against England in T20 world cup and also parted himself away from the team during the practice sessions. Team India is going through a tough phase since last year right from the tours of Australia and England to Commonwealth Bank Series and Asia Cup and now the recent early exit from T20 world cup.
The jagged relation between Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir with the Indian captain has also surfaced on many occasions. The spar between the Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni also ended with media headlines. Despite a good performance against Pakistan, this top spinner was dropped from the playing 11 in the very next game. And a kind of favouritism with Rohit Sharma by his induction to the Indian squad despite below average performances has also raised certain questions.
Things went from bad to worse when Dhoni displayed a public show of team unity in the 2009 World Twenty20 after reports that Sehwag, who came into the tournament with a shoulder injury, was rested deliberately by the captain.