Livid MS Dhoni blames batsmen for Eden loss

"We need to give bowlers a few more runs. We haven't scored consistently over 300. On this wicket we should have scored 450 or above. The batsmen who got starts didn't make it matter," a livid Dhoni said at post-match presentation ceremony.

updated: December 09, 2012 13:59 IST
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Kolkata: At a loss of words to explain just what exactly is going wrong for the Indian cricket team, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said the side's batsmen have to shoulder more responsibility in the series-deciding fourth Test against England starting on Thursday.

After bouncing back to level the series in Mumbai, England took an unbeatable 2-1 lead in the four-match series with a seven-wicket victory at the Eden Gardens, where India lost for the first time in 13 years.

"On a wicket like this, we need to score runs and give the bowlers the liberty of backing up the runs and the situation will be slightly different," Dhoni said in the post-match media interaction.

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