No rush to decide on senior players' future: Captain Dhoni
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said there is no rush to decide on the future of the senior players despite their poor performances in the Test series against Australia in which his team was given a 0-4 thrashing. I haven't made any decision on retirement: Dravid | Australia crush India | HT Poll: More than one third want Sachin outindia Updated: Jan 28, 2012 21:16 IST
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday said there is no rush to decide on the future of the senior players despite their poor performances in the Test series against Australia in which his team was given a 0-4 thrashing.
With India scheduled to play its next Test series in September, Dhoni said there was lot of time to decide.
"We will have to wait and watch (if there are changes). Our next Test series is only in September, there is plenty of time, we don't want to take decisions quickly," said Dhoni after India's a massive 298-run loss in the fourth Test in Adelaide that was also their eighth successive overseas loss.
Dhoni said Australia were the deserving winners. Australia regained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy by winning the series 4-0. India also suffered a similar whitewash in England seven months back.
"They have played consistent cricket. Whenever a partnership was needed, their batsmen stepped up and put par-plus runs on the board. Their bowlers were also consistent. They always stepped up when needed," Dhoni said.
"There comes a phase in Australia when once you are set it is difficult for bowlers. That is when you have to be consistent with line and length. They (Australia) never gave us boundaries easily," he added.
Dhoni hoped the team would put up a better performance in the ODIs.
"We have the ODI series coming up and there will be a completely different side. It (the tour) is a learning experience for the youngsters. Once you play 100-odd ODIs, it is always good to have that experience when you make your Test debut," he said.
First Published: Jan 28, 2012 19:02 IST