New Delhi: We know cricket is a great leveller, and sport is bigger than any individual and any player. Surely captain Dhoni is aware of this too but after the mess up in Mumbai he must have learnt another equally important lesson: wise men keep quiet; they listen instead of shooting from the lip.
The problem with India's crushing defeat goes beyond the failure on the field - what's more worrying is it made us look inept and unintelligent.
After Ahmedabad, a triumphant Dhoni sounded arrogant, and imperious. That time it looked England was completely done because they could not handle spin, and pundits predicted a mismatch in subsequent tests. The deal, everyone thought, was sealed and signed.