‘Pure jealously towards Kohli’ – Virat Kohli fans slam Sunil Gavaskar for hinting at bias in the Indian team
Sunil Gavaskar stated that T Natarajan was 'forced' to stay back as net bowler even after birth of his daughter.
Updated - Dec 24, 2020 11:59 am
It is a loud and clear fact by now that the Indian skipper had to leave for India after plying his trade in the first Test at Adelaide. The same happened and Kohli left for India after the first Test to be with his wife Anushka Sharma for the birth of their first baby. There have been a lot of debates around the matter in past on whether he should leave the team mid-way or not.
The matter got heated up once again on social media when veteran cricketer Sunil Gavaskar stated that there is a bias in the Indian cricket team. It has different rules for different people, and bowlers like Ravi Ashwin are sidelined for not performing. On the other hand, established batters have an easy chance in the team despite all their failures. His comments took a dig at Virat Kohli indirectly, who has left the team after the first Test match.
Gavaskar stated that newcomer T Natarajan was forced to stay up with the team as a net bowler even after the birth of his daughter. He was asked to stay back after his brilliant performance in the limited over series. Many also pointed out that, especially after India’s embarrassing performance in the first Test, Virat Kohli should have stayed back with the Indian team for the rest of the matches.
That’s Indian cricket, different rules for different people: Sunil Gavaskar
“A match-winner, albeit in another format, being asked to be a net bowler. He will thus return home only after the series ends in the third week of January and get to see his daughter for the first time then. And there is the captain going back after the first Test for the birth of his first child. That’s Indian cricket. Different rules for different people. If you don’t believe me, ask Ravi Ashwin and T. Natarajan,” Gavaskar wrote in a Star Sports column.
“Disagree with Gavaskar. No one is forcing Natarajan to bowl in the nets. He realizes it’s a stepping stone for him. Kohli deciding to go back is a personal choice. Cricket is his profession, a part of life, not his entire life. If that renders him unfit to play, sure, fire him,” added a Twitter user.
Here is how Twitter disagreed with Sunil Gavaskar
Gavaskar: I have seen youngsters controlling farts for hours. But different rules for Kohli.
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) December 24, 2020
Gavaskar sahab Ko kya problem hai . Rohit Sharma ke liye to kuch nahi bole 😃
— virat kohli's MRF bat (@viratfanAR) December 24, 2020
Virat Kohli is the same person who played a RANJI MATCH Just after his father's death.
You are talking about National Duty???
He was loyal to his State.
Highly disappointed with Mr. Sunil Gavaskar.
— anishatl (@anishakalikar) December 24, 2020
Pure Jealousy towards Kohli. Un-necessary dragging Debutant T Natrajan. While his Fellow Mumbaikar Rohit Sharma Played IPL 2020 final Jeopardizing Aussie Tour, Gavaskar was napping at that time.
— RAHUL SODHI (@imerahul) December 24, 2020
For Sunil Gavaskar, it's cool If Any player miss an overseas tour for cousin's wedding but if Kohli misses for his first born Baby He will call it "Different rules for different players".
It's high time to change the name of "Border Gavaskar trophy"
— Neerajツ (@MasterOfChase) December 24, 2020
Don't necessarily agree with Sunil Gavaskar's comments about Natarajan and Kohli comparison.
Kohli is a superstar and superstars in every sport get preferential treatment and rightfully so, they've paid their dues. (1/3)
— Bombay Ficus (@BombayFicus) December 24, 2020
Criticism and controversy surrounding Gavaskar, Kohli, Ashwin and BCCI.
Meanwhile, Natarajan: pic.twitter.com/gn3EyqDODk
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) December 24, 2020
Rohit Sharma skipped one test to be with his wife for her delivery, but because he is from Bombay Gavaskar ke muh me dahi jam gaya.
Also,Comparing Natrajan & Kohli is like comparing a fresher and CEO of a company, CEO has already proven himself whereas fresher has lot to achieve https://t.co/4iBJP9mKTO
— Good Guy NGL (@gooljaar) December 24, 2020
One more insecure statement from the Mumbai Lobby.. Man why these Guys just target Kohli.. Did Nattu complain Gavaskar ?
Need a Karnataka or Hyderabad Lobby Badly..
— ꜱᴜʀʏᴀ (@SuryaRCB1) December 24, 2020
Sunil Gavaskar being salty every time and leaving no stone unturned to put Virat Kohli down. T Natarajan has got the opportunity of his life and wouldn't like spoiling that.
Every time Sunil Gavaskar be like: pic.twitter.com/snhckrRZ6n
— Varun K.R Aithal (@AithalVarunkr) December 24, 2020