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Sunil Gavaskar: Spinner bowling a no-ball is unacceptable

New Delhi: Criticising the Indian bowlers for conceding no balls at crucial juncture of the semi-final match against West Indies, former captain Sunil Gavaskar yesterday said it is "unacceptable for a spinner to bowl a no-ball".

Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar

"The spinners are really not expected to bowl a no ball. Fast bowlers, in their effort to bowl a yorker or a bouncer, can sometimes overstep. Thus, for a spinner to bowl a no-ball is unacceptable. This is something you got to practice in the nets," Gavaskar told NDTV.

Title aspirants India were on Thursday night knocked out of the World Twenty20 with a heartbreaking seven-wicket defeat at the hands of West Indies, who capitalised on the home team's sloppy bowling display in a high-scoring semi-final showdown in Mumbai.

'WI not a one-man army'
He insisted that West Indies have proved that cricket is a team game.

"West Indies is not a one-man team. We were talking about Chris Gayle versus Virat Kohli. He (Gayle) didn't score runs. But look how others put their hands up and contributed.

"It has always been a team game. We tend to highlight one or two players and that is understandable. But it is never a one man game and West Indies have proven that," said the legendary batsman.

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