Just three days before the first one-dayer between India and the West Indies in Kochi, former Caribbean legend Clive Lloyd said Darren Sammy's team "looked drunk" in the recent two-match Test series that saw Sachin Tendulkar retiring from international cricket. West Indies lost both the Tests at Eden Gardens and Wankhede Stadium by an innings and the matches finished inside three days.
Sunil Gavaskar called the West Indians a "club side" and in a recent chat with NDTV called the current team "the worst ever to have visited India." Lloyd, speaking at function in Pune on Monday, said the West Indian players lacked the skill to play spin and an overdose of T20 cricket seemed to be affecting the way Chris Gayle and party applied themselves in the longer format of the game.
"T20 hangover? I think they looked drunk. I personally believe that T20 is something that brings people to the game, brings money to players and if it's doing that then you have to stick with it. However, a diet of too much T20 can be very harmful," Lloyd told The Indian Express.