Former India pacer Chetan Sharma on Wednesday held captain Mahender Singh Dhoni’s selection policy responsible for the team’s early ouster from the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.

“I think the entire team should not be blamed for the exit. Only Dhoni is to be blamed. He should accept his responsibility and stop blaming rain (for India’s ouster),” Sharma said about Dhoni’s excuse following the heavy defeat against Australia in their first Super Eights game.

Sharma was aghast with Dhoni’s decision to leave experienced off-spinner Harbhajan Singh out of the crucial Super Eights match against South Africa on Tuesday.

“Seeing Harbhajan not playing such an important match was shocking and depressing as well. A bowler who has over 400 Test wickets shouldn’t have been left out of the team,” he said.

“If his horses for courses policy are to be implemented then Harbhajan should have made it into the team,” Sharma said.

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