The Indian think-tank's decision to let MS Dhoni bat behind Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant & Dinesh Karthik in the semi-final against New Zealand has been criticised by fans and pundits. Sunil Gavaskar is the latest to join the bandwagon.
India were tottering at 4/3 in the 3rd over and later 24/4 at the end of the 1st powerplay chasing 240 for victory.
"At that stage (24 for 4) you did not need two players playing in the same mould," Gavaskar said. "Both (Pant and Pandya) are attacking players. It could have been an MS Dhoni coming in at this stage and talking to Rishabh every second delivery.
"He would have assessed from the non-striker's end what exactly Rishabh Pant is feeling: is he getting a little impatient? You have sent two people whose natural game is to go bang-bang, and at that stage, with the ball doing all kinds of things and the pressure being there, four wickets gone - you wanted somebody to hang in there. That was baffling."