Sidhu takes dig at Waugh for criticising Dhoni

Updated: 21 November 2012 18:25 IST

The former cricketer has said that to give comfort to the England side is not the idea and that the objective is to win.

Sidhu takes dig at Waugh for criticising Dhoni
©

New Delhi:

Former India cricketer turned commentator Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday, came down heavily on ex-Australia skipper Steve Waugh, who criticised India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for demanding tracks that turn from the very first day.

"Ask Steve Waugh whether the Indian team gets a turning track when we visit Perth?," asked Sidhu.

"Does Waugh wants that we gift the Test series to England? The track will be same for both teams," he added.

Sidhu also said that the hosts, in order to win the Test series 4-0, should go for the turning tracks.

"We are not here to give comfort to the English side. We would like to win this series. When we go to England, do they make tracks that offer turn? It is important for India to win this series," Sidhu told PTI Bhasha.

Dhoni, after winning the first Test against England at Ahmedabad, expressed his displeasure at the Motera wicket and said that "We wanted the curators to prepare the pitches that will turn from day one."

The second Test in Mumbai is scheduled to start from Friday where ball is expected to turn a lot and Sidhu suggested the Indian team go to with an extra spinner in Harbhajan Singh, in addition to Ravichandran Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha.

"I have been saying since Day I that their strength is swing and ours is spin. More the number of spinners, better it is. If we play Harbhajan in Mumbai, then England will feel psychologically bogged down," he concluded.

Topics : Cricket Steve Waugh England India England in India 2012 MS Dhoni Navjot Sidhu
Related Articles
South Africa vs England, 2nd ODI: AB de Villiers Angry at 'Ball-Tampering' Inference
South Africa vs England, 2nd ODI: AB de Villiers Angry at 'Ball-Tampering' Inference
Champions Trophy, India vs Pakistan: Junaid Khan Takes A Dig At Virat Kohli As Mind Games Begin
Champions Trophy, India vs Pakistan: Junaid Khan Takes A Dig At Virat Kohli As Mind Games Begin
England Edge Out South Africa To Win ODI Series
England Edge Out South Africa To Win ODI Series
Show Comments
Advertisement