New Delhi : Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar questioned the work ethics of some of the Indian cricketers following team’s awful and dejecting show in England.
“Questions will be asked. Because of the love for the game, people, fans can question what’s going on in the team. Its fans who spend their hard-earned money to watch the team play. Work ethics (followed) under Gary Kirsten (former India coach) is not the same now,” Gavaskar told NDTV. “Who to point out (for this) is something which can be looked at. There are some players in the side who may not need much practice but there are others, who need more practice,” the former opener said.
Asked if he feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni cares for Test cricket, Gavaskar said he found Indian skipper the only one fighting for the country. “He curbed his natural instinct and scored runs. Had he not scored, the side would have been out for under 100. There were some others who were just pushing. When you are playing 10 innings and you keep on repeating the mistakes of your second and third innings, it means you need to improve.”
“The way he (Dhoni) fought, he gave impression that he was fighting for the country. Effort level has to be seen. India can accept that the other team is better but how can we accept not to fight and giving up.”
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