The Indian cricket team’s run of poor form has prompted former captain Sunil Gavaskar to come down heavily on the beleaguered players, questioning their “abysmal work ethic” following the side’s defeat to Pakistan in the ongoing Asia Cup.
“India’s work ethic has been pretty abysmal. It has let the team down. They have not practised well and there can nothing be something like optional practice. There was no excuse for anyone apart from Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli to miss practice,” Gavaskar told NDTV.
“India threw away a couple of wickets unnecessarily and every time Pakistan has been asked to chase 250 recently, they have failed. So, we were a few runs short,” said the former skipper.
Gavaskar, however, defended skipper Kohli and said that he has shown promise.
“For somebody who is captaining for the first time in a major tournament, Kohli has done well and shown promise. Losses to both Sri Lanka and Pakistan were suffered in the last over,” he pointed out.