Sunil Gavaskar | Sunil Gavaskar got angry at the Indian team, said- ‘No player was treated like this…’

New Delhi: Sunil Gavaskar, the great batsman of the Indian team, has flared up on Team India. Sunil Gavaskar slammed Team India for keeping Ravichandran Ashwin out of the playing 11 of the World Test Championship final (WTC Final 2023). He believes that no other top cricketer in India has been treated as shockingly as off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. He was dropped from the playing 11 for the WTC final. For this reason the Indian team had to face defeat. Australia defeated India in the final of the World Test Championship (WTC Final 2023) played at The Oval. Many veteran players have expressed displeasure for not giving Ashwin a chance to play this match. No other top-class Indian cricketer in the modern era has been treated like Ashwin, Sunil Gavaskar wrote in his column for Mid-Day on Monday. Because in earlier times he didn’t score on a grassy pitch or if he didn’t score on a dry spin friendly pitch? Definitely not. He said, ‘This is not to be wise after the incident, but a pattern that has been observed over the years. It is difficult to understand the idea that he would have played more than 100 Test matches earlier. Gavaskar furious at Team India Gavaskar said, ‘Even if India were to win, we should not be blind to the treatment given to Ashwin and whatever the explanation, the bowling results in a match where India were bowled out for 444. Told to chase down the target of runs, tells us it was not right to leave him, call to make. With 474 wickets in 92 matches at a strike-rate of 51.8, including 32 five-wicket hauls, Ashwin was left out of the top-order Test bowler’s marquee fray as India fielded four fast bowlers despite his presence. Gave priority to Ashwin, one of five left-handed batsmen in Australia’s batting line-up, was also ruled out of India’s matches in England in 2021 and 2022, citing conditions as the reason. Gavaskar lashed out Gavaskar said, ‘ India removed Ravichandran Ashwin, the number 1 bowler in the game, according to the ICC rankings. The Australian team had five left-handed batsmen and while one left-hander – Travis Head – scored a quick century in the first innings, another Alex Carey scored 48 in the first innings and 66 not out in the second. Gavaskar further said, ‘During that second innings effort he put on 93 runs with another left-hander Mitchell Starc when India were looking to get Australia out cheaply in the second innings. If Ashwin was in the team, he could have contributed with the bat as well.

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