All Is Not Well In Team India,Still?

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   (2012-07-06 00:00:00)

New Delhi: The latest comments from Indian opener Virender Sehwag don't suggest all is well within the Indian dressing room. The swashbuckling batsman took a dig at captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday to suggest that the split is still wide open.

The dashing opener said that India won the 2011 World Cup because of the team and a captain is as good as his team.

Asked what has been Dhoni's strength that has enabled him to lead the side to two World Cup victories -- 2007 Twenty20 and 50-over in 2011, he said, "Dhoni got a very strong team. When you get a strong team, it is easier to perform well just like Australia did at one point of time."

"We won World Cup because we had a very strong team which was ably backed by Dhoni's leadership," he added.

After missing out on Asia Cup in Bangladesh, Sehwag is back in the team for ODI and T20 series in Sri Lanka.

The rift between Sehwag and Dhoni was a subject of intense media scrutiny when the team was touring Australia recently and a series of pressers from the senior players during the series only added fuel to the fire. MS Dhoni had accused Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag of giving away extra 20 runs in the field as they were slow fielders. The comments, however, didnít go down well with the seniors as they did not approve of the captain slamming his seniors.