Perth: Sunil Gavaskar feels that India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni ran "short of ideas" but at the same time wouldn't like to be too critical of him ahead of the World Cricket World Cup starting in two weeks' time.
Asked why India's most successful bowler Stuart Binny (3-33 in 8 overs) wasn't given an opportunity to complete his full quota of 10 overs, Gavaskar said, "You have to ask Dhoni that.
It did look as if there was shortage of ideas but I wouldn't like to be too critical about India's performance. I would take these matches (tri-series) as practice games," Gavaskar told NDTV yesterday.
The former India captain is optimistic that India would do well at the mega-event although a lot of hard work needs to be done. "I am an optimist. Yes I am disappointed with the performance but not dejected," he said.