Steve Waugh criticises Mahendra Singh Dhoni's comments, says it's negative for the game

Mahendra Singh Dhoni wanted pitches to 'turn from day one' and Steve Waugh is not mightily impressed with that notion. "You want to be aggressive and be the best in the world, you got to take all the conditions and not always ask for the conditions that suits your style of play. I was a bit surprised with that. I think if you are looking to be the best in the world you got to learn to play in all conditions," said Steve Waugh.

updated: November 21, 2012 01:01 IST
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New Delhi: Former Australian captain Steve Waugh on Tuesday criticised Mahendra Singh Dhoni for asking the curators to "doctor the pitches" and pointed out that if a side wants to be the best it should be able to negotiate all conditions.

"Dhoni's comments this morning were really negative to the game, when he said Indian curators to doctor the pitches, which I can't understand," Waugh said during the India-Australia Innovative Forum here.

The Indian skipper, after winning the first Test against England at Ahmedabad on Monday, expressed his displeasure at the Motera wicket and said that "we wanted the curators to prepare the pitches that will turn from day one".

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