For Team India - there's no place like home

One is not suggesting that the current crops of Indian cricketers don't give their 100 percent on foreign tours. The problem lies in their non-acceptance of the playing conditions. It's this negative mindset which is a deterrent in them performing well overseas.

updated: November 16, 2012 17:48 IST
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New Delhi: "This is not England. This is India. The result will be different." shot back an angry Harbhajan Singh after being asked by a journalist whether they have it in them to beat England in the ongoing Test series, especially after the 4-0 drubbing they received at the hands of the same team a few months ago.

Nothing wrong in being confident. I too, like Harbhajan, believe that India should win the 4-Test series against England with ease. But, it's this new 'happy being lambs abroad as long as we are tigers at home' attitude that can be very dangerous for the future of Indian cricket.

Sample this, during two of India's most forgettable foreign tours in the recent past (England 2011 & Australia 2011-12), a 6 month period that saw MS Dhoni and his men go through the second longest losing streak in the history of Indian cricket, the statements made by the various team members ranged from -'we'll see how well these guys adjust when they come to India' to 'don't their batsmen struggle on our turf? 'to 'you must not forget we were the number one Test team in the world till a few days ago'

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