Dhoni and Braithwaite are in disagreement over the outfield. MS Dhoni was not happy about the issues spotted by the West Indies captain Braithwaite. Dhoni said there is no Shoiab Akthar in their team to bowl from such long run ups.
Dhoni and Braithwaite are in disagreement over the outfield
After the rains passed away for a long time, there is no resume in India vs Westindies 2T20 interational. The Captains from both the teams had different opinions on the outfield issue. But it was eventually decided that the match would be called off without result and they shook hands and went their ways. Finally West indies clinched the series by 1-0. Brathwaite felt that certain sections in the outfield of the Central Broward Regional Park were unsafe, but Dhoni’s opinion was that he had played in worse conditions before. Brathwaite pointed to an area behind the bowler’s run up on the pavilion end and another section close to the 30-yard circle to the west of the pitch as two areas where puddles had collected.
It might end the players career says Braithwaite
The West indies captain spotted some rough areas to the umpires and said it is very dangerous to resume the play. The run ups at sponsors painted field and mid-on are not up to the mark. So when the batsman tried to play some shots at those areas, it might be difficult for the fielders to field; it might end the guy’s career too. So not only will we want to play, we want the facilities and the atmosphere to be as safe for everyone’s career as possible. In my opinion, I don’t think it was and the umpires also made that decision as well.
Have played under worse conditions:Dhoni
However, Dhoni’s take on the situation was slightly different in the press conference. He pointed towards the 2011 England series as having being played in rain all the time. He seemed to disagree with the officials’ decisions.“What the umpires told us, there was not adequate equipment over here and the condition of it was quite bad, so because the conditions wouldn’t improve we won’t be able to play a game,” Dhoni said. “If I remember in 2011, the whole ODI series that we played in England, it was literally playing under the rain, ultimately the umpires decide so they decide you play, we play. It was on West side where me and Bravo were standing but it was far away from all the run-ups of the bowlers. There is no Shoaib Akhtar in their team so I don’t think it was a big concern.