India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been drawing flak for his captaincy after the back-to-back Test defeats to England but his admirers for calling Ian Bell back from being ruled run-out has kept increasing, with veteran Australian batsman Ricky Ponting
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is getting the applause but it was actually Sachin Tendulkar's intervention that led to Ian Bell's reinstatement after his bizarre run-out in the just-concluded India-England second Test, a media report has claimed.
Praveen Kumar took 4/124 as England's second innings finally folded up for 544 on day four of the second Test against India at Nottingham on Monday.
The hosts lost their last three wickets for four runs after Tim Bresnan and Stuart Broad put on 82 runs to take England's total past the 500 mark.
Sports minister Ajay Maken on Sunday praised India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his fine gesture of withdrawing his appeal against England batsman Ian Bell on the third day of the second cricket Test in Nottingham.
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