West Indies players 'looked drunk', blasts Clive Lloyd

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Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 13:47 [IST]
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'West Indies players looked drunk'

Pune, Nov 19: Former West Indies captain is disappointed with the way Darren Sammy and his players surrendered to India in the two-match Test series.

Lloyd is not happy with the West Indies' batting that let them down. When asked whether the batsmen had Twenty20 hangover, Lloyd's reply was "T20 hangover?, I think they looked drunk".

The former skipper made these comments in an interview to "The Indian Express" on Tuesday. He was in Pune for a promotional event.

Llyod and another former West Indies captain, Brian Lara watched Sachin Tendulkar's 200th and final Test in Mumbai that ended on November 16.

West Indies lost the first Test and also the second (both by innings margins) to be whitewashed 2-0 by MS Dhoni and his men.

Lloyd has called T20 an exhibition while Tests as examination which the Caribbean side has failed now.

"T20 hangover? I think they looked drunk. I personally believe that T20 is something that brings people to the game, brings money to players and if its doing that then you have to stick with it. However, a diet of too much T20 can be very harmful. I believe T20 is an exhibition while Test cricket is an examination. If you can separate them, then it is absolutely fine. However, I don't want the first thing that young players want to learn is to hit the ball out of the ground. Proper technique and the vital rudiments of the game are very important," Lloyd told the newspaper.

On the performance of the West Indies team, he said: "The performance hasn't been good at all. It has been a deeply disappointing tour. The team needs to have a hard look at itself and they have a lot of work to do. It is important for them to take this disappointing show in their stride."

India and West Indies will now play a three-match One Day International series starting in Kochi on November 21 (Thursday).


Story first published:  Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 13:45 [IST]
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