Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Monday said Virat Kohli should name the player he hoped to call after giving up Test captaincy and what kind of message he was waiting for.
New Delhi, September 6. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Monday said Virat Kohli should name the player he hoped to call after giving up Test captaincy and what kind of message he was waiting for. Kohli, who scored 60 runs during India’s five-wicket loss against Pakistan in an Asia Cup match on Sunday, said no former player called him except former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
After the match, Kohli said, “Let me tell you one thing that when I left the Test captaincy, only one person got a message from me and that was Mahendra Singh Dhoni.” He said: “A lot of people have my number and a lot of people make sense on TV, but none of the people who have my number have sent me a message.” Asked about Kohli’s complaint, Gavaskar told ‘Sports Tak’, Very difficult, what is Virat referring to? If they had taken a name, you can ask the person if you contacted them or not.
What I have heard is that he only says that only Mahendra Singh Dhoni called him after leaving the Test captaincy. We’ve played so we know who’s on TV. He should name the player he is referring to. Ask him brother, didn’t you send any message.” However, Gavaskar then said, “What message did he want? incentive? But he had given up the captaincy, so why did he need encouragement?
That chapter (captaincy) was already closed.” Gavaskar did not forget to mention that when he stepped down as captain after winning the Benson & Hedges World Cricket Championship in Australia in 1985, there was no specific message or call to him. “I left the captaincy after the (B&H) Cricket World Championship in 1985. That night we celebrated, hugged each other, but what else do you expect from that?” Gavaskar was also vocal about the significance attached to those trolling Arshdeep Singh.
Arshdeep missed a simple catch from Asif Ali in the last over of the match and his Wikipedia page was tampered with. Gavaskar said, “No former cricketer has criticized Arshdeep. Who are these people criticizing Arshdeep. Why should we give them credit? How many of them can catch the ball coming into the stands? Hardly. So how does his comment matter.
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