| Cricket News | Tuesday September 4 2012 17:35
Former Black Caps coach David Trist believes it is a tragedy Tarun Nethula didn't feature in the two test series against India.
The leg spinner is reportedly struggling for confidence and doubted his readiness to play in the second match.
He says he feels sorry for Nethula as he has lost his way.
"Because New Zealand Cricket has had very little experience in handling somebody like that, they're nervy types of characters excluding say Shane Warne.
"It's a great tragedy that Nethula was taken over there, hasn't bowled in a game and has apparently found a lack of confidence in his own ability and comes back to New Zealand worse off from the experience."
Trist says leg spinners should only be bowled against tail enders in the first innings of a test, before being unleashed on the top order in more favourable conditions.
Meanwhile, Indian media is starting to turn on their national hero, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.
Numerous India TV channels are asking if it's time for Tendulkar to retire.
They are showing countless replays of recent dismissals, while today's Times of India headline is "what's wrong with out batting genius".
For now he has his captain's faith
MS Dhoni says a brilliant performance is always just around the corner for Tendulkar.
India's next test series is in January.