Indian cricket skipper MS Dhoni and his boys are being forced to answer questions raised by the country as well as an irked coach.
The queries relate to the teams disastrous show at the T20 World Cup tourney and the fitness levels as well as commitment.
The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has declared that it was disappointed with India’s performance in the West Indies. Top rung players Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma have been asked to prove their fitness so that they are eligible to play the next major tournament – the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka next month. The poor physical condition of the team worries the board no end.
Coach Gary Kirsten has been asked to submit a report on India’s no show at the T20 platform. He has, in response, commented that he was fitter than some of the other players like Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma.
The coach has given the players one full month to be back on the fitness track. The players were given only a five-day gap between the IPL final and the start of the World Twenty20, giving them barely enough rest. MS Dhoni has commented that the constant traveling and after-match parties had the players tired.
Gary Kirsten has arranged a meeting with the senior players, including Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni and the others and has demanded better fitness within the next one month.
Meanwhile, Sunil Gavaskar has commented that blaming the Indian Premier League or its post match parties for India’s embarrassing exit form the World Twenty20 is a poor excuse. Gavaskar has said that the Indian cricket team should be sent to National Cricket Academy in Bangalore to correct their errors. Gavaskar pointed out that he was disappointed with the Team India on their shortcomings against the short ball during the World Twenty20 in West Indies.