Delhi Daredevil's sixth Indian Premier League defeat in-a-row and the manner in which the team's top batsmen have capitulated consistently has angered Sunil Gavaskar and Dean Jones. Delhi crashed to a humiliating 86-run defeat against Chennai Super Kings at Feroz Shah Kotla on Thursday night after their top batsmen once again failed to put up a fight, chasing 170 for a win.
Delhi's chase fizzled out even before the powerplay overs ended. With the backbone of the batting -- David Warner (1), Mahela Jayawardene (6) and Virender Sehwag (17) -- back in the pavilion and with the scoreboard reading 39 for 4 in 5.1 overs, the game was as good as over. While Warner and Sehwag fell to reckless strokes, Jayawardene went from lucky to unlucky in a matter of two deliveries.
Gavaskar and Jones have questioned the commitment of the top players and even wants teams to review the payment structure in the cash-rich tournament.