MS Dhoni backs misfiring pacers despite loss

MS Dhoni defended his pace bowlers after losing the second T20 International to England saying that they were young and needed to be groomed properly.

updated: December 23, 2012 11:02 IST
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Mumbai: Disappointed he might be after England snatched a thriller to level the Twenty20 series, but Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni still defended his inexperienced and floundering pace attack by saying that the young bowlers need to be backed. "I think the way we started the bowling, we gave away too many runs bowling short. That is generally the case, the bowlers see a lively wicket or a bit of bounce and they tend to bowl short," Dhoni said after England clinched six-wicket win thanks to a last-ball six.

"It was a wicket where you need to bowl slightly up then its more difficult for the batsmen to score," he told reporters in the post-match conference.

Dhoni defended pacers Ashok Dinda and Parvinder Awana.

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