MS Dhoni says bad patch after seniors left was always expected

MS Dhoni, under fire after recent defeats, has said that the bad patch was expected and everybody said it would happen once seniors retired from the game.

updated: December 12, 2012 17:11 IST
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Nagpur: Even as India continue to falter in Test cricket, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said this phase was a forgone conclusion after the retirement of legends like Rahul Dravid and V V S Laxman.

"Everybody was talking about this phase in Indian cricket when the big players would move on and the pressure will come on the youngsters and we may go through a rough patch. I think everybody expected this kind of a patch.

"Of course, we have struggled in the last two Tests. If you ask big questions depending on two Test (a situation) may come in the future too where we may lose two Test matches and people will say, okay all these youngsters should go out and someone else should come in," Dhoni said on the eve of the fourth and final Test here.

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