Syed Kirmani defends Mahendra Singh Dhoni after series loss in New Zealand

Former Indian wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani jumped to MS Dhoni's defence, saying it was wrong to criticise a man who has done great things for Indian cricket.

updated: February 19, 2014 00:03 IST
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Former stumper Syed Kirmani backed Mahendra Singhi Dhoni's captaincy, saying too much should not be read into India's fourth consecutive series loss overseas as he felt every team goes through a bad phase. (Highlights | Pics)

"It does not matter whether it is four losses or five. Every team goes through it. Every individual goes through a bad form. We are going through a bad form overall. You cannot be expecting Dhoni to win all the series at all the times or all the formats at all the times. It is a combat between the ball and the bat," he told reporters in Mumbai. (MS Dhoni still has a lot to offer as Test captain: Sunil Gavaskar)

"It should not be a matter of concern. It happens to everybody in their lives, not only in sports. You cannot be in form all the time." (India look for rare positives after horrid tour to New Zealand)

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