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Sunil Gavaskar comes down heavily on non-performing players

Sunil Gavaskar criticised India's think-tank for not shwoing faith in reserve players © Getty Images
Sunil Gavaskar criticised India’s think-tank for not showing faith in reserve players © Getty Images

Feb 3, 2014

India’s legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar came down heavily on non-performing players by stating that repeated failures are just not  acceptable.

Gavaskar wrote, “Indian cricket history is littered with examples of teams in the past tending to become a bit of a club where outsiders are not welcome.”

“By sticking to those who have failed, the impression given is that there is no faith in reserve players,” he wrote in his column for a national daily, as reported by NDTV.

Gavaskar continued by stating that reserve players should be given opportunities in the ongoing tour of New Zealand. He wrote, “The lack of faith in the reserve players also means that regulars know that despite their failures, they would get yet another chance. Playing and winning together does give a certain sense of comfort with each other, but like everything in life, there is need to regenerate and fine-tune to get better.”

Gavaskar believes Mahendra Singh Dhoni should show flexibility while the team is being selected. He wrote, “The team will have to look at the combination if you want to save the series. We have to understand that India are playing overseas and the combination of five batsmen and five bowlers is not working. ”

He concluded in his column by adding, “With several batsmen as well as pacers failing to impress, benched players in the touring party may finally get to unzip their ‘rusty’ cricketing kits. Or at least they surely ought to. The quicker it is done, the better for Indian cricket.”

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