The team at the moment is trying to bury the opposition with the mountain of runs its proven batsmen can plunder. But what happens when they are dismissed for 240? They stand little chance for they haven't invested in bowlers.
The players must look him in the face and convey a sense of complete confidence. If they withdraw in the hope it would give him space to rediscover his belief, they might, unwittingly, end up shattering him completely.