Mumbai, Nov 28 (UNI) Team performance must get more importance than individual performances, former India captain and National Selection Committee Chairman Dilip Vengsarkar said today.
''In India individual performances are getting more importance than the team's performance. In Australia the mindset of the players is such that team's performance comes first and then the individual performances. That is why they are world champions for so many years,'' observed Vengsarkar during the distribution of cricket kit to the trainees of the LIC-Vengsarkar Cricket Academy at Mahul here.
For India to be world beaters, the mindset of the parents who stress more on their child's performance rather than the performance of their child's team should change, the former India captain said.
Vengsarkar urged the trainees to be loyal to the team you play for or academy you take coaching from, saying ''If you got real talent then nobody can keep you away from playing. You must play on your own merit.