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Dhoni admits promoting Raina was a mistake

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.

Chasing 316, India fumbled and faltered, losing wickets at regular intervals. Dhoni sent Raina (24) at number six and though the left-hander got the start, he could not carry on.

Finally when Dhoni came to bat, he was soon running out of partners and with the run rate skyrocketing, the India captain had no option but to take risks and he was the last man out as India fell 25-run shy of Pakistan’s total.

“In hindsight, promoting Raina was a mistake because I came late and was running out of partners,” Dhoni rued after the match.

“That decision was a mistake but it happens in cricket and you learn from mistakes,” he said.

According to Dhoni, a decent start and some lengthy partnership could have made the difference tonight.

“We did not start well and then did not have enough partnerships either. Losing too many wickets was the killer. We got runs at a decent rate but losing wickets at regular intervals cost us the game,” Dhoni rued

5 Responses to “Dhoni admits promoting Raina was a mistake”

  1. arushi Says:

    its ok we win some and lose some.
    hoping to see some more great cricket from team india in the asia cup
    all the best

  2. sudha Says:

    Thats true!!!!
    . A decent start was required. .Early fall of sehwag’s wicket..and then no stable partnerships..frequent wicket fall..nothing was going right for indian team..
    Promoting raina up was the last mistake that changed the face of game completely n made the match done for pak..
    Dhoni gambles and sometimes it clicks..sometimes it doesnt.. We will have to accept it..
    Thats OK..It happens..Experience teaches..Lets hope for a better result in ASIA CUP..

    MAHI..ALL THE BEST …

    SUDHA

  3. Gataansha Says:

    that’s ok Mahi somebody looses somebody wins.the fault was not urs the fault was of the middle order batsmen (accept u) &the wkts also went down at regular intervals.

    ALL THE BEST FOR ASIA CUP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AND IT IS OURS

  4. nathan Says:

    First thing when i saw your batting i really enjoyed your aggressiveness.
    Second thing in the early time consistently your are played a finishing shorts.
    One thing i want to tell you that is in twenty 20 you given opportunity to all the youngster and you are having confident, it make you a great person right now.

    Continue it one day else one day it will work.

    All THE BEST
    EAST OR WEST INDIA IS THE BEST…

  5. ABHILASHA SARRAF Says:

    its ok we win some and lose some.
    hoping to see some more great cricket from team india in the asia cup
    all the best andFirst thing when i saw your batting i really enjoyed your aggressiveness.
    Second thing in the early time consistently your are played a finishing shorts.
    One thing i want to tell you that is in twenty 20 you given opportunity to all the youngster and you are having confident, it make you a great person right now.

    Continue it one day else one day it will work

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