Northampton: In a scathing attack against the touring Indian team, West Indies pace legend Michael Holding has questioned the commitment of younger players in the side, blaming the Indian Premier League (IPL) for a drastic shift in their priorities.
"I don't think the current Indian team is bothered about the defeat in the first two Tests. My only concern is - are they giving any extra effort, or playing like 'supposed' world champions? Even after the Lord's debacle, the answer is a clear no! That's because, they will get more money to play in the IPL," fumed Holding, now a commentator for Sky Sports.
Holding also wondered why most Indian players underwent surgeries and rehabilitation after the IPL, despite the tour of UK in close proximity. "Why does anyone not get injured before the IPL, you tell me."