New Delhi: Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar feels blaming the Indian Premier League or its post-match parties for India’s humiliating exit from the Twenty20 World Cup is a “poor excuse” to justify the dismal campaign.
Gavaskar rejected skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s comments that IPL’s after-match parties and all the travelling during the inter-city league left the players drained ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies.
“I don’t think that is an excuse at all. I think that is a very poor excuse used by people to say that IPL parties were the reason for the team not performing. Tell me one thing, there were no parties in the West Indies were they? So how can you say that the team performed badly in the Caribbean because of parties in India,” said Gavaskar.