Abysmal work ethic has ruined India in Asia Cup: Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar and Nayan Mongia have slammed India's poor work ethics in the ongoing Asia Cup. Gavaskar said the concept of optional practice for players should be immediately done away with.

updated: March 03, 2014 20:28 IST
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Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar strongly criticised the team's work ethic following their one-wicket loss to Pakistan in the Asia Cup on Sunday, which has virtually put India out of contention from reaching the finals. Gavaskar said he was against the idea of an optional practice session and that it had let the team down. (Match report)

"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 in an exclusive chat. (Watch video)

India were reduced to 103/4 after 23.2 overs after being put in to bat and managed to set a 246-run target for Pakistan with fifties from Rohit Sharma (56), Ambati Rayudu (58) and Ravindra Jadeja (52). The spinners, Ravichandran Ashwin (3/44) and Amit Mishra (2/28) made it interesting during Pakistan's chase but two back-to-back sixes in the last over helped them snatch a famous win at Mirpur. (Highlights)

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