Debacle Reason 4 : "Lack of character"

Saying that they lost because they lack character is a harsh statement. Nehra came in to the tournament with a huge question mark over his fitness and he showed lots of character and heart in this tournament and put his hand up every time his captain threw the ball at him. Isn't that character? In the final, Sehwag knew that his critics were baying for his blood when he walked in under the lights to bat. He blasted 26 off an over on way to a 22 ball 48. Isn't that showing character? Yuvi's century in the match against the Windies had character written all over it. For that matter, even Ganguly showed some character in his new capacity as "just-a-batsman-not-the-captain-fielder-in-the-deep". Agree that there were some (Zaheer, dunno why he immediately comes to mind) who could have shown better commitment, but that really wasn't because of lack of character.

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