Livid Dhoni blames pacers for ODI series loss

HAMILTON: A dejected India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday held the poor performance of his pacers responsible for the visitors’ humiliating 0-3 ODI series loss against New Zealand.
Trailing 0-2, India on Tuesday lost the fourth ODI by seven wickets against New Zealand to slump to their second consecutive series defeat overseas.
“Frankly, our bowling was quite disappointing. This was a kind of wicket where one thing you don’t want to do is to bowl short and wide. I think we consistently did that with the new ball and the older ball. We often complain about the five fielders outside the circle, but when you bowl short and wide it doesn’t matter. I think the fast bowlers gave away too many runs. Talking about spinners, they bowled well and hit the right areas,” Dhoni said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
PTI