Instead of preparing for the test, the players of the calibre of Tendulkar, Sehwag and Gambhir were away relaxing out of their pains or with families. Ironically all three played IPL matches leading their team before deciding to get treated ot realising that family needs time.
Dhoni’s reasons were startling. Too much of cricket!! Fatigue!! Bowlers could have put some more pressure!! Zaheer’s absence is hurting!!
Tendulkar had a complete holiday time, as he desired. Gambhir and Zaheer were returning after complete rest. Sehwag had more rest than he could have thought of. Raina, Ishant and Praveen Kumar are too young to demand rest after one or two months of cricket. Dhoni himself had a brief period of rest before he joined West Indies tour. What more rest they needed!!