Sunil Gavaskar slams English commentators for criticizing Indian fans. Gavaskar also chastised the English media for its handling of keeper-batter Jonny Bairstow’s dismissal in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has slammed English commentators for accusing Indian supporters of favoritism during the present Ashes 2023 series. Notably, the England crowd only observed cheering when the home team performed well. Despite Australia’s dominant performances in the first two Tests, the analysts were picking the hosts to win the game.
Gavaskar questioned the analysts’ approach, adding that while it’s natural for local fans. To support their home club, claiming that it only happens in India is illogical. According to the 73-year-old, it is not an Indian occurrence because it occurs in every country.
“It’s natural for crowds to cheer for their own team and not the opposing team. To claim that this only happens in India is ridiculous.” This is not an Indian phenomenon. It occurs in every country where a boundary is struck against their bowlers or their batters go out. ” Gavaskar said in his Mid-Day column.
He went on to state that what frustrates him is the commentators.
“Nowhere is this more evident than in the current Ashes series. ” What irritates me is how, when they come to India. Outside commentators keep mentioning how quiet the Indian crowd is. The pitch when an Indian batter is out or an Indian bowler is hit for a boundary. ” The former cricketer remark.
Gavaskar criticizes the English media for its handling of Bairstow’s dismissal in the Second Ashes Test
Sunil Gavaskar also chastised the English media for its handling of keeper-batter Jonny Bairstow’s dismissal in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s. He pointed out that England captain Ben Stokes’ century receive significantly more attention than Bairstow’s dismissal, which triggered the’spirit of cricket’ argument.
“Typically, while the cricketing world is debating the merits of Jonny Bairstow’s stumping in the second Test match at Lord’s. The truly important cricketing aspect of Ben Stokes’ magnificent innings has faded into the background. ” “It’s a great example of how minor events frequently overshadow more significant events. ” The famed former Indian player said.