IPL 6: Fire non-performing stars, says angry Gavaskar after DD crash to CSK

With certain teams and players not living up to expectation, NDTV's cricket experts Gavaskar, Engineer and Dean Jones feel the days of performance-based contracts in the IPL are not far away.

updated: April 19, 2013 11:38 IST
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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.

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