Not talent but attitude of Indian players worries Sunil Gavaskar

Gavaskar says that he now would love to see if the Indian players go directly to Nagpur or take a break of a day or two (after the impending defeat).

updated: December 08, 2012 20:33 IST
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New Delhi: Former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday said that there is no shortage of skilled and talented players in the Indian cricket team. Speaking on a day which saw India face a mammoth defeat in the Eden Test, he however said the approach and attitude of the players leaves a lot to be desired.

Indian batting collapsed like a pack of cards with only R Ashwin holding his ground to end the day with his team leading by 32 runs and with last-man Pragyan Ojha for company. Speaking to NDTV, Gavaskar said that the visitors had complete outplayed India and that he would 'love to see if the Indian players go directly to Nagpur for the final Test or take a break for a day or two.'

"I am not talking about stance and technique. I think (speaking about coach Duncan Fletcher) if you are not going to be able to have the players report three-four-five days before, then I am sure you are not able to have control over the players. I have been a former cricketer and when I see the kind of approach the players have had over the last one year, I get a little bit disappointed," he said. "Look, talent-wise this team has got everything but for that talent to flower, the approach has to be right, the attitude has to be right."

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