New Delhi: Edward Gibbon, the famous English historian, once said: "We improve ourselves by victories over ourselves. There must be contests, and you must win."
To the contrary to what Gibbon said, Indian skipper MS Dhoni blamed the defeat in the Trent Bridge Test on the cramped cricket schedule.
I completely agree with Dhoni over his concern regarding the schedule, but I refuse to accept it as an excuse for the embarrassing loss. At least the players on the field should be driven enough to stand up to the challenge and not stop fighting till the last ball has been bowled. The Trent Bridge Test was a gripping one, but I would give credit to England for that. In the second innings, it seemed India were prepared for the defeat.