Rohan Gavaskar, former India cricketer, and son of legendary batsman, Sunil Gavaskar, was involved in a verbal exchange on Twitter with a user who tried to take a dig at the former batsman using the ‘nepotism’ jibe.
Rohan Gavaskarmade his debut for India in 2004 but couldn’t live up to the expectations being the son of a great batsman. He played his last ODI in the same year – in 11 ODIs the left-hander scored 151 runs with a solitary fifty. He did play first-class cricket till 2009 and a couple of IPL matches for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2010. The 44-year-old is a well-renowned commentator now.
Rohan Gavaskar gives a befitting reply to a troll
A few days after India registered their historic victory at the Gabba, winning the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and completing a long tour, Roohan Gavaskar, who is active on social media, took to Twitter and wrote, “I miss hashtagging this – #BorderGavaskarTrophy.”
A fan by the user name of ‘see u at GABBA mate’, tried to troll Rohan. The fan also invoked the nepotism remark and wrote, “Hey nepo… No more selfish cricket.”
No more selfish cricket.?
— see u at GABBA mate (@Ram32014095) January 22, 2021
Junior Gavaskar wasn’t going to hold himself back giving a funny and befitting reply to the troller. He said that thankfully the Indian team which won the Test series Down Under had more courage than the particular troller who doesn’t have the guts to put his own name and profile photo on his Twitter account.
“Thank God our boys had more courage and guts than this troll who doesn’t have his own name or photo,” replied Rohan Gavaskar.
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
The Indian team unbelievably overcame massive odds to win the Test series in Australia despite a string of challenges: India lost the first Test in Adelaide and was dismissed for 36 runs, their lowest ever Test total; lost the services of Virat Kohli; injuries galore in the Indian squad so much that only two players – Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara – played all the four Tests.
The visitors were racially abused by the crowds. Add to it the mental fatigue while staying in the bio-bubble for months away from families.
Virat Kohli returns to the Test side as India host England for a 4-match Test series with an eye on the World Test Championship final.