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Viru dividing dressing room, says Oz media

india Updated: Jan 11, 2012 09:21 IST
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An Australian newspaper has claimed that Indian opener Virender Sehwag is polarising opinion within the stressed out Indian dressing room.

A Courier-Mail columnist has claimed that some players want Sehwag to take over as captain from Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Fletcher in quandry
"Besieged Duncan Fletcher is facing the greatest challenge of his coaching career as he tries to restore harmony to a squabbling Indian dressing room fractured by the stresses of their capitulation to Australia," he wrote.

"Opening batsman Virender Sehwag is the man polarising opinions in the Indian rooms. Some team-mates feel he should be captain instead of MS Dhoni while his detractors are aghast at the lack of fight he has shown in several innings — including his meek second innings surrender in Sydney when he displayed the resilience of a soggy tissue to waft an airy cut to Dave Warner from the eighth ball he faced."