Sunil Gavaskar slams 'complacent' Virender Sehwag for his lethargic efforts, praises Virat Kohli

While Mr Gavaskar accepted the fact that Sehwag was no Dravid, he added the effort certainly fell in the category of complacency. "When you are committed to the team, you do everything. These are five days that's all India is asking give all that you have from the time you step onto the field," he said.

updated: December 17, 2012 10:12 IST
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Nagpur: Former India captain and NDTV cricket expert Mr Sunil Gavaskar slammed Virender Sehwag's lazy efforts while fielding in slip position in Nagpur. He, however, was happy with Virat Kohli taking on Jonathan Trott.

When asked if it was unfair to criticise Virender Sehwag, who couldn't collect the catch of Kevin Pietersen, while standing at first slip, Mr Gavaskar said: "What's unfair? The man was just not bending. What do you expect in Test cricket, against spinners that the catches will come above the knee? The catches will invariably be around the knee or below the knee. By him (Sehwag), standing in a way that he was, he didn't do any favour to the team." (Watch: Sunil Gavaskar on Team India,Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli)

"The bowlers, in any case, are finding it hard to get past the outside edge, and when that edge comes you find somebody whose balance is all wrong," he added.

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