New Delhi: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Friday came down hard on Indian cricketers, who have skipped practice sessions during the ongoing Test series against Australia, saying they have not gone there for "sightseeing but to play cricket".
Gavaskar was critical of some of the Indian players' "attitude" towards practice, which he said was one of the reasons for the visitors' humiliating losses in the first two Tests of the four-match series.
"Christmas is big in Australia and it's understandable for Australian players taking off after first Test. But what were our players doing? Why were they not doing practice? Have they gone there for sightseeing or (to) play cricket?" asked a furious Gavaskar.