What a excuse gave Indian Cricket Team Captain for their loss in T20 World Cup, Dhoni.
He blames nightly parties by IPL sponsors for their less practice and bad performance at T20 World Cup. He says that players need to relax and world cup is a matter of prestige of country.
“Players need to be smart. You have to respect your body. If you are playing a late-night match and then you go to a party and then you have to travel again the next day, it’s difficult,” said Dhoni, not offering an excuse, but introspecting.
“IPL is not only about cricket. If you don’t take care of your body then IPL is draining. It does take a toll, travelling constantly, soon after you’ve played a game.”
Lot of other former players like Anil Kumble also admits that IPL is the cause of bad performance in T20 World Cup.
“India could probably have done some things differently even while realising this wasn’t the IPL. The pressure during the IPL is very different, the continual pressure for instance, for you to perform from franchises. It’s all quite intense,” said Kumble.
“Perhaps the players felt more in their comfort zone when they went back into an Indian set up and it cost them. It sounds odd but it makes sense,” Kumble said.
Players expressed their grief by partying at poolside, exploring beach at Caribbean etc..
I can feel their pain