Lack of positivity with bat cost India – Ganguly

India’s batsmen’s lack of positivity cost them the Kolkata ODI against Pakistan, former India captain Sourav Ganguly believes. Also MS Dhoni’s approach with the bat in the match – which India lost by a whopping 85 runs, and with it the series – wasn’t right, Ganguly said in a newspaper column.

“The Pakistan spinners were exemplary, but what surprised me was the lack of intent to attack on part of the Indian batting,” Ganguly wrote. “They should have played more positively. They came with the mindset that 250 is not a big score, so bat 50 overs and win.

“Though the Pakistan bowlers bowled better in this game than they have done [at any other time] in the series, it is important to play every ball on merit and the Indians just went into their shell. They looked like a batting unit short on confidence.” Read more
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