Gavaskar, though, pointed out some of the young batsmen's inability to deal with the short ball as the reason for India's defeats to West Indies and England in the tournament.
"Dhoni will bear the brunt of the attack... but is there anybody better to lead India than him?" he wrote in his syndicated column for Hindustan Times.
"Dhoni is a young captain and is still learning the trade, so he will get it wrong sometimes... But then is there an individual who in his line of profession has never got anything wrong?
"What the two losses have shown is that some of our young batsmen have little clue how to deal with short-pitched bowling and both the West Indian and England quicks came hard at them."
Gavaskar supports Dhoni and feels that inability to handle short stuff did India in .... But then we did badly against spin too today
.... it appears as if some of these guys are not playing well and deserve a break to sort their game out