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Srikkanth lauds Dhoni for man-management

cricket Updated: Jul 02, 2008 13:48 IST
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Chasing down big targets has become a habit for Indian batsmen and former India skipper Krishnamachari Srikkanth says the success has more to do with man management skills of one-day skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Indian batsmen have fired in unison at the ongoing Asia Cup, where the team chased near-300 totals without any fuss, making Srikkanth believe that Indian cricket was moving forward in the right direction.

"Dhoni, as the captain of Indian cricket team is doing some absolutely fantastic job. He is a very good captain who is capable of successfully managing the matters related to his team and drive it in the right way.

"The Indian team has performed quite brilliantly in the Asia Cup against Pakistan and Bangladesh and that's a good sign for Indian cricket," Srikkanth told PTI.

The former batsman was impressed with the team's clinical approach, with which they routed Bangladesh and Pakistan in the league stage.

"How the batsmen have reached the targets set before them on their way to two successive wins is actually amazing," Srikkanth, who played 43 Test matches for India, said.

Srikkanth also appreciated the soon to be introduced umpiring review system in the India-Sri Lanka Test series, saying it would provide some balance in the system, heavily loaded in the favour of batters.

"In the game of cricket the batsmen always enjoy too much advantage. Now this is a decision which may give some extra advantages to the bowling side as well," he said.