05/10/2008

Has the senior vs junior issue divided the Indian team?

Kirsten's statement (found below) makes one wonder whether the brouhaha surrounding the seniors has affected the morale and worse divided the team into two.

"We should move on from this junior vs senior debate. Instead of focusing on individuals who are picked to play for India, we need to focus on the team and get on with the Test series," Kirsten said here on Friday. "It is all about team effort because a big effort from just one or two players won't be adequate. We need a lot of guys to give some big performances."

In addition,none of the seniors have come out openly commending the performances of the juniors. When you contrast this with Dhoni, a relative junior, openly supporting the seniors one cannot rule out the suspicion.

Do you think the Indian team is divided over this issue?



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6 Comments:

Blogger Ravindran said...

I have been maintaining from the day this debate was started , to ease the seniors out, that it will ruin our cricket one day. U will see more to this saga in the years to come. When it surfaced first the people who mattered were keeping quiet . we will pay a very heavy price for persisting with this debate.

05/10/2008, 20:11  
OpenID vmminerva said...

Yes, I think it has. Does anybody remember Utthappa's comments on the age and fielding during the IPL? Somethings might be true, but there isn't always a need to say such things. There is bound to be some tension, if not a full-fledged divide.

05/10/2008, 23:06  
Blogger Ottayan said...

R,

It has already divided the fans. Honestly, the seniors (atleast publicly) have been ungracious.

06/10/2008, 05:38  
Blogger Ottayan said...

VMM,

Kirstens statement makes one thing clear, the team is distracted.

06/10/2008, 05:39  
Blogger Ravindran said...

Uthappa had only talk value. And we have seen where it has led him.

06/10/2008, 07:49  
Blogger Ottayan said...

R,

"Uthappa had only talk value" - good one.

06/10/2008, 10:01  

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