Many times we use this idiom..and many believe in it too, to judge people, or to measure performances.
In general, it is assumed that, this excuse is given by a person, when he don't wants to admit that he is a 'bad workman.'
But my view is somewhat different. I think, this idiom does not hold a strong stand. What, if Virat plays with broken bat? Will he able to score hundreds? Of course not!
Here, we must be able to understand the difference between "Talent and Tool".
A talented person can utilize his talent, only if he is equipped with correct and good 'tool.'
A bad tool always limits the opportunity., and good manager fails to achieve the given task.
As a HR, we must try to differentiate between Talent and tool. This differentiation will help us to segregate between Good manager and Bad Manager.
From India, Amravati