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Dhoni admits promoting Raina was a mistake

Posted by Naif in Dhoni, General, Team India on June 15th, 2008

Struggling to digest the fact that India finished second best despite dominating the tri-series, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today admitted promoting Suresh Raina ahead of him in the all-important final was a mistake.

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A little too late for Dhoni

Posted by Naif in Dhoni, General, Team India on June 15th, 2008

The equation India faced towards the end – 64 runs needed off 36 balls – should have been manageable for a bunch of players accustomed to asking-rates of ten an over during the Indian Premier League. However, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who had come in at No. 7, had run out of specialist batting partners and struggled to single-handedly keep up with the required-rate. Dhoni said the result could have been different had India kept a couple of wickets in hand.

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