Asia Cup 2018: Back-to-back games for India is hard to understand - Sunil Gavaskar

Asia Cup 2018: Back-to-back Games for India is Hard to Understand – Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar, Asia Cup 2018, India

Of late, it terms like a hectic schedule; workload has been the familiar headliners in Indian cricket. Meanwhile, the officials of Asia Cricket Council (ACC_ pointless schedule added extra-pressure on the Indian team. The reason behind the back-to-back games for the Team India in a tournament like Asia Cup 2018 is a major goof-up. Meanwhile, Sunil Gavaskar isn’t happy with the arrangement.

The legendary cricketer stated that it is tough to understand with two games on two days and one being against the arch-rivals Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Pakistan got the decent rest after thumping Hong Kong in the first game by eight wickets.

India should win not only Asia Cup 2018 but also fans – Sunil Gavaskar

The classy commentator and former cricketer Gavaskar stated that it is important for the Indian team to get back those dejected fans after the series against England. He feels that there are a lot of disappointed fans with the performance in the United Kingdom (UK).

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India starts their journey for Asia Cup 2018 against Hong Kong. (Photo Credit: AFP)

Further, he wrote for Times of India that the game against Hong Kong will be a good warm-up game for India against Pakistan.

Sunil Gavaskar also added that Pakistan will be high in their confidence as well.

‘India start their campaign to win not just the Asia Cup but also the fans they have lost after the recent tour of England. The high expectations from the English tour were belied and so some disenchantment that has crept in. A solid winning performance in the Asia Cup will make up greatly for that and win back those who were ready to turn their backs on India cricket,” Gavaskar wrote.

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MS Dhoni makes the customary handshake with Hasan Ali. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

”India’s first game against Hong Kong will be a nice warmup for the sterner battle the next day against Pakistan. How the organisers scheduled two back-to-back games for India – with the second game being against Pakistan – is hard to understand, but that’s the way it is,” he added.

Workload, an issue:

However, it would be interesting to see how Rohit Sharma-led side will cope up with the back-to-back matches in the prestigious event. Though Hong Kong is a match-less for the Men in Blue, the strain on the body might affect the players.

Meanwhile, as Sunil Gavaskar said, it is important for India to gain their lost fan base again by winning the Asia Cup 2018. And the crucial match against Pakistan cricket team that clinched the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.


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