Dhoni should be careful about giving opinions on his senior teammates: Azhar

Mahendra Singh Dhoni should be careful about giving opinions on his teammates, says former captain Mohammad Azharuddin, reasoning that there are many seniors in the team who have played much more than the Indian captain and his comments may vitiate the atmosphere in the dressing room.

"Dhoni certainly has to be careful about his comments. Many seniors had already played 20 years of cricket before Dhoni made his India debut so making reckless statements can spoil the bonhomie," Azhar was talking on a show hosted by 'Aaj Tak'.

However Kapil Dev, who was also present on show, felt a difference of opinion does not always mean an unhappy dressing room. "Today's players have a different mindset. They say and act differently and don't hesitate in speaking their mind. Captain has a way of thinking and it is not bad in having a difference of opinion. I am sure, whether it is Dhoni or Sehwag, they will never put their ego ahead of country's interest," said Kapil.

Meanwhile former captain Sourav ganguly said that India's real test lies in countries like England, Australia and South Africa. “In Sri Lanka, things will be a lot easier and our youngsters can be more dangerous. However, coming after a long break, we can expect our players to be a bit rusty though they can't afford to be much complacent in such a short series," he added.