Former India captain, the legendary Sunil Gavaskar, is extremely unhappy with the behaviour showed by India’s test Skipper Virat Kohli on the third day of the match in Mohali.
Sunil Gavaskar was of the opinion that it was totally irrational to say words to a batsman who has already been signalled out. Known otherwise as an ardent fan of Kohli, the legendary Indian batsman was not shy to exhibit his displeasure towards the behaviour of the present Indian captain. India won the 3rd test and went up to take a 2-0 lead in the series which also ensure that the hosts will not lose a Test series to England for the first time in 8 years.
On the second day of the game in which Ben Stocks sent back Virat Kohli to the pavilion, he followed it up with a gesture in which he inserted his hand in his mouth. The next day when the same batsman was sent back to the pavilion by India’s Ravichandran Ashwin, captain Virat Kohli gave a silent send off to him.
As per the reports of cricket.com.au, Sunil Gavaskar said, “Whatever was said, it really needs to be nipped in the bud. You have got the batsman out, why do you need to give him a send-off? Why say anything? Just congratulate your team-mates and Parthiv Patel for a fine piece of work on his comeback.But why say anything to the batsman? He’s upset as it is. Then what, rub salt into the wounds? It’s the one part of cricket I do not approve of at all.”
Virat Kohli is well known for his aggression on the field and has been involved in numerous exchange of words during a match, but the 28 year old should be careful not to react in a way which would hamper the spirit of the game.
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