‘handiest captain, coach can take call. incredible the way it's affected the group': Gavaskar slams India for optional follow

the vast majority of India's probably first-XI cricketers missing the 'non-compulsory practice' session on Friday ahead of their T20 World Cup tremendous 12 stage fit in Melbourne did not go down smartly with legendary India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar. the former India captain got here up with a robust response to the likes of Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Yuzvendra Chahal, KL Rahul and a couple of others lacking the web session. Captain Rohit Sharma, wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik, pacers Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Shami, all-rounders Axar Patel and Deepak Hooda and touring reserves Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Siraj were the ones sweating it out under the watchful eyes of head train Rahul Dravid.

"I don't comprehend what it tells you nevertheless it's whatever that I don't accept as true with. I don't consider it for the essential reason that, at first of the event, for those who had your match (heat-up healthy) washed out, in case you have come to Melbourne and had a time without work, and then day after today, you decide no longer to follow?" Gavaskar instructed India nowadays.

The legendary opening batter said giving an option may still be left to the captain and coach. And it can be a strict 'no-no' to provide players an option not to follow right in the beginning of a huge match like a world Cup.

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"at the end of the day, those that didn't come out for practice can become match-winners. however you want a rhythm going as a team. You need to see a sense of intention.

"Giving an choice is something I trust simplest the captain and the instruct should still be doing. Say, in case you scored a hundred within the outdated game and you've got a small niggle, the captain and the instruct may give you the alternative of not practicing and say 'if you don't need to come to observe, it's best'. in a similar way with a bowler, who has bowled maybe 20-30 overs and feeling a sore shoulder or anything, then the captain and the educate can provide that bowler the choice of now not coming for training.

"Giving the option to the gamers is a no-no. There by no means ever should still be that alternative. best the captain and the educate may still be taking that call. How again and again it has affected Indian cricket is awesome," Gavaskar introduced.

mainly, India's cricketers have had lots of time in between notably after their 2nd warm-up healthy in opposition t New Zealand changed into washed out with no ball being bowled.

"originally of the match? in the middle of the event, you are on a roll, you have got completed truly neatly, you supply each person a break. You go to a cinema, go anyplace to take their mind off cricket. but in the beginning of the tournament, not obligatory apply?

"might be on the eve of the healthy, they might all turn up (for practice). however that's now not it. I want to reveal that team spirit of intention 'look we are looking to win. the next day if it rains, what occurs? Your apply is gone," Gavaskar delivered.

speaking about India's rehearsal, captain Rohit Sharma became the cynosure of all eyes. The experienced opener batted towards left-arm seamers, making an attempt to play as straight as possible perhaps maintaining Pakistan's Shaheen Shah Afridi's in-coming deliveries that had disregarded him for a golden duck in the closing edition of the tournament in mind.

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