Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar has come down hard on current captain Virat Kohli for his comments after the day-night Test against Bangladesh. Virat Kohli, on Sunday, led India to yet another comprehensive Test win. India thrashed Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs to sweep the two-match series.
The hosts were in cruise control throughout the two-match series as Bangladesh never really challenged India. India won both the wins inside three days as Bangladesh proved no match for the world number one Test side. Talking about the day-night Test, India needed little more than two days to see off the visitors.
It looked all over for Bangladesh once they were all out for a paltry 106 in the first innings. Ishant Sharma starred with the ball in the first innings by picking up five wickets. He was well supported by his fellow pacers as Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami picked up three and two wickets respectively.
In reply, India declared their innings on 347 for 9 with Virat Kohli’s century leading the way. The pacers then once again made life difficult for Bangladesh. Umesh Yadav picked up five while Ishant accounted for four as the hosts restricted the beleaguered hosts to just 195 to register the thumping win.
Following the game, Kohli was all praise for the team especially the pacers. He concluded his interview by paying a special tribute to Sourav Ganguly, saying that Dada’s team started the winning culture in Indian cricket.
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Sunil Gavaskar unimpressed:
While Kohli’s comments for local boy Ganguly drew applause from all around at the Eden Gardens, Sunil Gavaskar was not at all impressed with it. The former India captain was quick to remind Kohli that cricket existed India even before Ganguly became the captain. Gavaskar went as far as saying that Kohli perhaps made the comment to please the BCCI president.
“This is a fantastic win but I would like to make a point. The Indian captain said that this thing started in 2000 with Dada’s team. I know Dada is the BCCI president, so maybe he wanted to say nice things about Dada. But India was also winning in 1970s and 1980s. He wasn’t born then,” Sunil Gavaskar said on air.
“A lot of people still think that cricket started in only in 2000s. But the Indian team won in 1970s overseas. Indian team won in 1986 overseas. Indian team drew series overseas. They lost like other teams did,” he added.
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