Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday defended Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his "unrest" comment that got the media talking about a rift within the Indian cricket team in Australia, saying that the Indian captain might have chosen a wrong word to describe the situation.
Notwithstanding the 2-0 scoreline in favour of the home team, former Australian all-rounder Michael Bevan is impressed with the brand of cricket played in the series and feels Indians have a good chance to bounce back in Melbourne in the third cricket Test, starting tomorrow.
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is happy with the way the hosts have played their brand of cricket till now but believes that if India have a chance of victory it will be in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne starting Friday.
Not too impressed with the Indian cricket team, former Australian opener Matthew Hayden feels the tourists do not seem to believe that they can win away from home and have gone "missing" during key moments of the ongoing Test series.
In the first two Tests that India lost against Australia in the four match series, one thing which remained constant was the below par performance of Indian lower middle order, especially in the second innings.
In sports, numbers are everything. In a high stake series like the one between Australia and India Down Under, numbers are bound to excite. But beware, not all numbers will help keep sanity, especially if one is an Indian fan.
All is not well in the Indian dressing room right now with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni revealing that there was some "unrest" resulting from "lack of communication" with the in-form Virat Kohli before Saturday's batting collapse in the lost second cricket Test against Australia here.
Batting great Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday felt India squandered another opportunity to be in a commanding position after being bowled out for 408 on day two of the second cricket Test against Australia in Brisbane today.