The players must look him in the face and convey a sense of complete confidence. If they withdraw in the hope it would give him space to rediscover his belief, they might, unwittingly, end up shattering him completely.
Dhoni's willingness to hit was matched in equal by his desire to stay long at the crease. Let's not forget his keeping which was equally brilliant.
The Indians looked a terrified lot when they took the field. Their body language, the way the fours flowed, the helpless look on their faces -- Pakistan were cruising when they lost the plot
'It will be far too easy to place the blame on Sachin for having batted too slowly on the second afternoon. But if you ask me India still had the right lead and five sessions to clean up Pakistan. They couldn't manage to do it.'
'It is not to suggest Inzy (Inzamam) should not have a strategy in place. But it is dangerous if you go into a game with pre-conceived ideas.'
One could go on current performance and label the Pakistani cricket team 'mercurial'. But when have they not lived up to that tag?
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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