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‘Country comes first, take rest during IPL matches’: Madan Lal lashes out at Indian players | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian gamers have been grappling with health points with star pacer Jasprit Bumrah and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja haven’t been a part of the crew for fairly a while on account of accidents.
The damage issues additional mount for India on Wednesday when Rohit Sharma additionally suffered a blow to his thumb in the course of the second ODI towards Bangladesh which additionally dominated him out of the collection decider. India already conceded the collection after dropping the second ODI by 5 runs.
The Indian crew’s present type and damage points has left former coach Madan Lal in a worrying mind-set and even expressed his shock after skipper Rohit mentioned that India “can’t have guys coming in to play for the country half-fit.”

Referring to Rohit’s commentary, Lal, who’s a member of the 1983 World Cup profitable crew, mentioned: “It is a very sad thing. If the captain is saying this then something is wrong somewhere,” Lal instructed PTI in an interview.
“Who is responsible for this? Are trainers responsible for this? Why are unfit players going? You are playing international cricket and the result is in front of you.

“If they need to take relaxation they’ll take relaxation throughout IPL matches. Your nation comes first. If you aren’t going to win ICC trophies, your nation’s cricket goes to go down.”
Lal also lashed out at India following their ODI series loss in Bangladesh, saying the team lacked “depth and keenness” and was heading in the wrong direction.
“Definitely the Indian crew will not be stepping into the suitable path. I’ve not seen the depth within the crew off late. I’ve not seen ‘Josh’ in them within the final couple of years,” Lal said.

“They should not trying like an Indian crew in any respect. That ardour of enjoying for the nation is lacking. Either their our bodies are too drained or they’re simply going by the motions. And it is a critical concern.”
India had crashed out of the T20 World Cup after losing to eventual champions England in the semifinals. Rohit Sharma and Co also made early exit from the Asia Cup after losing their super 4 games to Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Lal put the blame on top-order batters for India’s not-so-impressive performance in recent times.
“If you see the file, what number of centuries they (seniors) have scored within the final three years? And what number of within the final one 12 months? With age issue, your hand-eye coordination slows down.
“But they are experienced players and they should have performed. If your top order does not perform you are not going to win.”
The 71-year-old former all-rounder additionally pulled up the bowlers for his or her lack of depth.
“Your bowling unit has become very weak suddenly. It looks like they are not going to get any wickets. After 69 for 6, Bangladesh managed to score 271. So what is all this going on?”
Asked if there was a must have completely different gamers for various codecs, Lal mentioned: “Every country is playing like that. Must have specialised cricketers for different formats. Why not have different players for different formats? All countries are doing it and India should also do the same.”
(With PTI Inputs)

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