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Hattangadi: Delhi playing without any ambition

Shishir Hattangadi on Delhi's dismal performance against Rajasthan, and their poor run in the tournament (05:52)

May 15, 2014

Posted by Nampally on (May 17, 2014, 14:13 GMT)

The success of a franchise really depends upon how the foreign players perform both individually + motivating the local players to produce their best. If the 4 foreign players do not lead by example the whole team fails because in T20 it is the team effort + leadership + intensity are essential. Sadly for DD, KP has been given the leadership of DD team which he simply cannot motivate. DD needs a new Captain & why not have an Indian leading it - Tiwary being the best choice. The team management has failed in its job as reflected by the results. There is no intensity or will to win & they are just going thru' motions. If KP goes in with a will to stay their right thru' the innings that will be a start. Next his XI should be balanced- Duminy + KP + 2 other foreign players. Vijay, Karthick, Tiwary, Jadhav are all World class batsmen. Shami. Unadkat, Nadeem are good bowlers. With such individual talent in the team, DD's record defies logic! This is a disjointed team with No "Will To Win"!

Posted by MSDR on (May 16, 2014, 13:12 GMT)

Mr.Hattangadi is good, actually getting better. Pls keep him in the panel always.

Posted by   on (May 15, 2014, 22:17 GMT)

What is the point of IPL when you have a team playing with no ambition as Mr. Hattangdi said. Even a team like Hong Kong and Nepal would have played better and proved to be a tougher competition than delhi. may be its time to introduce relegation methods like it is in the football leagues in england so that atleast teams at the bottom of the table will play hard not to be eliminated from the next year's season. there is no sense of pride when players play for a franchise. its not like playing for your country and the presentation of delhi on the field clearly shows that. they are just filling in as per schedule. that is where 2 levels of cricket is better at a domestic (IPL) level rather than at international level.

Posted by FawltyBean on (May 15, 2014, 20:52 GMT)

Sadly Pietersen's play for DD right now is the mirror image of his play during the Ashes. His non-run out, run out and the way he got out today showed that - no passion. Two reputations ruined irreparably during this IPL - KP and Gary Kirsten.

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