Sunil Gavaskar remembers MS Dhoni as India's batting line fails against South Africa

Sunil Gavaskar said that MS Dhoni's advice in the dressing room would have been invaluable. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa Jan 17, 2018, 07.47 AM (IST)

India is currently on tour to South Africa and has lost the first Test of a 3-match series. 

The second Test is underway at Centurion, but the Proteas have already outplayed the "Men In Blue". Team India is under pressure and on the verge of losing the second match as well.

Virat-Kohli-led team again failed to perform as the top batting order collapsed very quickly, including the skipper who scored smashing 153 runs in the first innings. 

South African pacers Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada destroyed India's top batting order.

Currently, Indian team is facing criticism from fans and spectators and is being trolled for their poor performance.

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Even veteran cricketers are raising questions commenting on the team selection and game strategies.

Former Indian team captain Sunil Gavaskar also expressed his views on the performance of Parthiv Patel, who replaced wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddiman Saha.

He said that MS Dhoni's advice in the dressing room would have been invaluable.

"I would have actually liked him to maybe give up captaincy and still stay in the team as wicketkeeper-batsman," Gavaskar said. 

MS Dhoni retired from Test cricket in 2014 after playing 90 Test matches.

Recently, former cricketer, Mohammad Kaif took to his Twitter on the dismissal of Virat Kohli in the second innings, saying, "Unfortunately it's all over. Kohli gone, India gone."

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A few days back, International cricket legends Allan Donald and VVS Laxman slammed the selectors for dropping Bhuvneshwar Kumar out of India's XI for the second Test against South Africa.