'MSD is wrong in asking for turners'

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Kolkata, Dec 3: Former India captain Nari Contractor on Monday lashed out at current skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for terming his demand for designer wickets as “very wrong” and something that captains in his era never asked for.
“During our times, nobody has ever made such open statements asking for rank turners. This is very wrong on Dhoni’s part,” 78-year-old Contractor, who led India to their first Test win over England said.
“At best, we asked the groundsmen how the pitch would behave and what could be expected of it. We never ordered like ‘aise ya waise wicket banana (we did not give any instruction),” Contractor, who has an all-win captaincy record against England was very critical of Dhoni’s demand.Although Contractor agrees that getting home advantage is a part and parcel in Monday’s game but making “open demands” certainly “doesn’t make sense.”
“What sense does it make to ask openly for a turner? Nobody makes such open statements,” the septuagenarian seemed furious.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 3 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 3 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 4 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST




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