Notwithstanding a convincing win over arch-rivals Pakistan, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday cautioned against complacency and said the side could still improve in some areas, especially in tackling opponent spinners.
Showing utter disrespect towards the Indian cricket team, a Bangladeshi newspaper has produced a fake 'cutter' advertisement, in which seven Indian cricketers are seen standing with their heads half-shaven.
Veteran batsman Yuvraj Singh today defended the poor show of the Indian bowlers in the Asia Cup, citing new field restrictions as one of the reasons, but hoped for a triumphant return to form in the upcoming ICC World T20 in Bangladesh.
Their morale dented after losing the opener, India would be desperate to end their disastrous tour on a positive note when they take on a sprightly New Zealand in the second and final Test starting here on Friday.
He stood tall with a sparkling hundred before India self-destructed in the opening match against New Zealand and vice-captain Virat Kohli said his fellow batsmen will have to produce a more "responsible" performance for the side to stage a comeback here from Wednesday.
Two of the most technically sound batsmen in the current India squad – Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli stitched another brilliant partnership on day 3 of the first Test match to give their side a huge lead of 320 runs.