Is this why we lost?
Captain MS Dhoni blames IPL parties for India’s ouster from T20 World Cup and gets slammed for making “silly excuses”.india Updated: May 13, 2010 02:06 IST
Not everyone, though, is buying his reasons for India’s dismal performance at the tournament. "A thought... The IPL parties didn’t seem to bring fatigue to the star IPL players from the England, Australia or Sri Lanka teams," wrote actress and co-owner of Rajasthan IPL team, Shilpa Shetty, on Twitter.
“Not the IPL, it’s the selectors who spoilt it,” wrote Facebook member Rishi Paul in an online discussion. Veteran cricketer Madan Lal said “Dhoni is simply making excuses for a poor performance."
Former Indian captain, Mohammad Azharuddin, however, supported Dhoni’s view on parties being a nuisance and said, “Obviously if you stay up the whole night, it would affect you...The game is more important than the parties.” But he then added, “Excuses like these cannot be given after you lose.”
“Done and dusted. India busted,” summed up actress Mandira Bedi on Twitter.
On Orkut, a community called ‘I bleed for the men in blue’ has been flooded with members.