Team India’s recent dismal failure in Test cricket has resulted in a mad frenzy to find scapegoats. Leading the pack of scapegoats currently is VVS Laxman, followed by the captain, MS Dhoni himself. Many experts profess that the veterans should be phased out, beginning with VVS Laxman. Others believe that Dhoni’s stint as captain of the Test team needs to come under scrutiny. There are others who feel that the Coach Duncan Fletcher should be fired. Finally, there are those who blame IPL for India’s Test debacle.
The situation with Team India today is akin to a public company that has delivered consistently under its current leadership, but has seen a dramatic and embarrassing reversal of fortunes over the last couple of financial quarters. The stock market has run out of patience and shareholders are demanding a complete overhaul of the organization. Unfortunately, therein ends any similarity with a professionally run public organization – one that is ultimately accountable to its shareholders.