The Indian team needs to be told that the national bird is the peacock and not the ostrich. At the slightest hint of trouble, members of the Indian team have developed the nasty habit of burying their head in the sand and stuffing their ears shut, somehow believing that if they can’t see it or hear it, then it must be gone.On Friday, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virender Sehwag were said to be contemplating clearing the air around their supposed frosty relationship by addressing the media here. But as the practice session wore down, it became clear that neither was in the mood to answer some uncomfortable questions regarding the comments both made during the week in Brisbane.Instead, media manager GS Walia fielded the questions, failing to give a single logical explanation as to how such a situation arose where players are not even bothering to explain what and why they said certain things in the post-match press conferences.”There is no communication gap. But whatsoever is being shown in the media or is being written, the team is certainly concerned about it. I am not blaming the media, but they (players) are concerned. The players want to play the next two matches in a positive way, and to their real potential. Let’s not analyse the situation, why this was generated, how it came to this. Let us forget it and be positive in the future,” he pleaded.When pressed further, the manager became even more non-committal, ending every sentence with a ‘let’s not analyse this any further’.advertisementThe only statement that Walia made was regarding a reported special meeting between the four players – skipper Dhoni, Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir over the captain’s remarks on the lack of the fielding prowess of the three and Sehwag’s rebuttal of the same.”Immediately when we came back along with Sehwag (after the Tuesday match in Brisbane), I told everybody… because this is not a small thing. So I conveyed this (discordant comments from Dhoni and Sehwag) to them immediately, in exactly the same terms. Everybody was there. All 17 members. They said, ‘Sir, there is no difference, but we will be vigilant in future. If somebody has seen there is a communication gap, we will try to avoid that situation in future’.”In two blockbuster press conferences, Dhoni first said the seniors leaked runs and can’t be fielded together and Sehwag later said Dhoni had told the seniors that they are being rotated not because of their fielding but because the team wants to give chance to youngsters. The BCCI back home blamed the touring media of misquoting the players, but how one can misquote during a live press conference is beyond comprehension.The think tank has deemed the scenario either too flimsy or too volatile and thought it best to avoid the entire situation and leave it to Dhoni for his mandatory press conference, which will surely pop up some day or the other.Till that day, the team has a lot of time on its hand to stay ‘positive’ and the captain to prepare his answers.