'Jelly-like resistance'

'Jelly-like resistance'

Batting great Sunil Gavaskar said Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his boys have “embarrassed” the country with their “jelly-like” resistance in the Test series against England and even suggested that those not interested in playing longer-format should quit the Test team.

India suffered yet another humiliating defeat as they lost the fifth Test by an innings and 244 runs. “If you do not want to be playing Test cricket for India, quit. Just play limited-overs cricket. You should not be embarrassing your country like that,” Gavaskar said in BBC Radio’s Test Match Special show.

An infuriated Gavaskar also said it was high time to for the management to take some tough decisions following the loss.

Gavaskar was upset that the young Indian team was refusing to learn from past mistakes. 

“Even till two days, I was defending the team. But you see them today, they have made the same mistakes over and over again.

“It means the team is not learning. Do they care about it? I don’t know,” Gavaskar was quoted as saying by NDTV.

Gavaskar wondered how much rope could be given to young players before taking a tough decision.

“Most of these players have played in South Africa, New Zealand and England. How much of a rope do you give a young player? I think somewhere down the line some firm decisions have to be taken. I don’t know if they will be taken,” he said.

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