Sunil Gavaskar has also stated that it is merely a matter when the players play for India, and in particular when they have to go a country that is considered to be “not glamorous.”
The present Twenty20 World Cup has prompted a steady stream of commentary in the wake of India’s defeat to England in the tournament’s semi-final match.
In the beginning of the competition, Rohit Sharma and his teammates were considered the favourites to win, but they were eliminated after a poor showing against the Three Lions.
There has been criticism directed towards the choices that were made for the teams, as well as the management of the workload that was taking place for one year. Now, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has harshly criticised the players, claiming that they do not discuss the players’ workloads while participating in the Indian Premier League.
In addition to this, he stated that it is simply a matter of case when the players compete for India, in particular when they are required to go a place that is not considered to be glamorous.
“It has come to our attention that there have been some adjustments made to the squad that will be travelling to New Zealand. In addition to that, we have been informed about the amount of labour. You participate in the Indian Premier League over the entirety of the season and travel between cities.
Do you not have any fatigue there? Is there not any job to be done? You don’t realise how much work you have to put in until you play for India, and especially when you have to travel to less glamorous countries. This is not correct “Gavaskar remarked on AajTak.
“How does the amount of labour you do factor in when you’re already in good shape? Put an end to coddling the players. You have been selected for the team, and a retainer fee has been set up for you. If your workload prevents you from playing, the retainer fee will not be collected from you.
You will see the majority of the players participating in the game if you inform them that they will not receive their retainer fee if they do not participate in the game “he continued his statement.
The next stop on Team India’s tour will be New Zealand, where they will compete in three Twenty20 Internationals and the same number of One-Day Internationals. The team will be led by Hardik Pandya in the Twenty20 Internationals, but Shikhar Dhawan will take the helm for the One-Day Internationals.
During India’s upcoming tour to Bangladesh, which will consist of five one-day internationals and two tests, Rohit Sharma will make his long-awaited return to the team.