Virender Sehwag blames batsmen for India's ODI series loss

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Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni during ODI series
Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni during ODI series

New Delhi : Former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag has blamed poor batting by Indian batsmen for the team's loss in ODI series against England. England won a ODI series against India for the first time since 2011 after coasting to an impressive eight-wicket win at Headingley.

In an exclusive interview with a TV channel, Sehwag said that Team India lost the game because they did not score enough runs. "India lost because they didn't score runs. They were 30-40 runs short of putting up a challenging total. The batsmen could have done a better job, be it anyone, Dhoni, Kohli, Rohit or Dhawan, either should have hung on to score runs so that the bowlers could apply pressure in the chase. Bhuvneshwar's injury was still obvious when he was on field. Root and Morgan managed to negate Kuldeep this time. I blame the batsmen for this loss," Sehwag told IndiaTV.

He specifically targeted Mahendra Singh Dhoni and blamed him with major segment of the series loss. "I feel that Dhoni is not the same person that he was before. Age is surely catching up. He used to take the responsibility to take the match till the end. He could have converted the many dot balls he played into runs," Sehwag said.

Team India will now face England in the Test matches.