'Hard to understand their psyche'
Sunil Gavaskar came down heavily on the Indian cricket team after the conclusion of its disastrous tour Down Under, saying it was hard to understand the "psyche" of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men.india Updated: Mar 03, 2012 00:22 IST
Sunil Gavaskar came down heavily on the Indian cricket team after the conclusion of its disastrous tour Down Under, saying it was hard to understand the "psyche" of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men.
"When they get through an achievement like a fifty, hundred or a wicket they snarl, snap and swear but when they drop a catch, they smile... it should be the other way round. It's very hard to understand the psyche of the Indian cricket team," said Gavaskar.Gavaskar said the Indian team did not seem to be hurt enough from the crushing losses.
"There were occasions when it looked like they were not hurt enough. There were a few examples...Ishant Sharma dropped a catch of Michael Clarke off his own bowling and what do you think the reaction was...he was smiling...you don't smile when you drop a catch and Clarke went on to score a triple hundred.
"Umesh Yadav squandered a sharp caught-and-bowled chance in the last Test and the Australian player went on to score a hundred...what was Umesh's reaction...he was smiling. I just don't understand the logic behind smiling. I mean when you smile everybody smiles with you...that was something which was hard to understand.
First Published: Mar 03, 2012 00:21 IST