Rohan Gavaskar gets mocked for ‘nepotism’; former Indian batsman shuts down the troll
Rohan played 11 ODIs for Team India in the year 2004.
Updated - Jan 23, 2021 8:56 am
Rohan Gavaskar, the son of the legendary Sunil Gavaskar, has been called out for nepotism plenty of times. Being related to the former colossal figure of Indian cricketer has, time and again, invited a lot of criticism for him. Rohan made his debut for India in the year 2004 and his career for the national team ended in the very year.
He was a stalwart in domestic cricket though. Recently, the now 44-year-old Rohan dropped a tweet on India’s recent Test series in Australia that the visitors won 2-1. Even on the appreciation tweet, he had to endure a bit of criticism.
Rohan Gavaskar replies in style
Rohan, also a former Indian cricketer, who played his last competitive game in 2010, was going through a void after the conclusion of the four-match Test series. Rohan took to Twitter and wrote, “I miss hashtagging this – #BorderGavaskarTrophy.”
However, a fan tried to get under his skin by trolling him. The fan also brought the debated topic of nepotism to the fore. The fan took to Twitter and wrote, “Hey nepo… No more selfish cricket.”
But instead of getting bogged down, Rohan came up with a hilarious, yet stern reply to shut the fan down. He replied to the fan and wrote, “Thank God our boys had more courage and guts than this troll who doesn’t have his own name or photo,”
Here’s the reply
Thank God our boys had more courage and guts than this troll who doesn’t have his own name or photo . https://t.co/q6lKVbfkNw
— Rohan Gavaskar (@rohangava9) January 22, 2021
Last year, another former Indian cricketer, Aakash Chopra, said that nepotism doesn’t quite work in cricket. Had it been a major criterion, Rohan would have played a higher number of matches for India at the highest level.
“If you see the bigger picture, Sunil Gavaskar’s son Rohan Gavaskar should have played many ODI and Test matches for India because of his father’s name and fame but it wasn’t like that. Even when he played for India, he had performed really well for Bengal in Ranji cricket.
“In fact, Rohan Gavaskar did not get a place in Mumbai squad even after Gavaskar was added in front of his name, he had to play from Bengal,” Chopra was quoted as saying.
In 11 ODIs, Rohan managed 151 runs at an average and strike-rate of 18.87 and 64.52 respectively. He had a top score of 54 and his last game was against Pakistan in Birmingham.