Indian skipper M.S. Dhoni on Thursday blamed another “disappointing batting performance” for the loss against Pakistan in the crucial second one-dayer at the Eden Gardens here, which allowed the visitors to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. “Our bowlers did well to restrict them to 250 runs but our batting was disappointing. The key was to keep wickets in hand but we could not do that, which cost us the match,” Dhoni said post the 85-run loss to Pakistan.
Putting onus on the “senior batsmen”, the skipper rued that his batters failed to soak in the pressure and consolidate the innings. “When the seniors, the experienced guys are not performing, it puts pressure on the juniors. It is important that the seniors stand up and take responsibility as also guide the juniors.”