Sunil Gavaskar was of the opinion that until in circumstances of emergency, household commitments ought to take a backseat, particularly within the 12 months of the 50-over World Cup.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 22, 2023 23:16 IST
When it involves the World Cup, you may’t have household commitments: Gavaskar. Courtesy: AP
By India Today Sports Desk: Legendary batter Sunil Gavaskar stated that “family commitments” on the time of the World Cup, besides in circumstances of emergency, ought to take a backseat. Gavaskar made the feedback after Indian skipper Rohit Sharma missed the primary ODI in opposition to Australia that was performed on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
When the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named the squad for the final two Test matches, it additionally stated that Rohit would miss the Wankhede ODI. Hardik Pandya captained the Men in Blue in his absence.
“I think he needs to play every game. You can’t have a captain who is there for one match and not there for the rest. It is so important. It can happen to any other player but I thinkâ€¦ I know it was a family commitment, so he had to be there. That’s understandable,” Gavaskar advised Star Sports.
“When it comes to the World Cup, you can’t have a family commitment; it’s as simple as that. Maybe before that, finish everything that you haveâ€¦ unless it’s an emergency. Emergency is something completely different,” he said.
“You need continuity in leadership. There’s a feeling that you have got everybody with you, otherwise there are two leaders. Then there are two leaders that the team is looking at,” Gavaskar added.
Rohit helped India win the Test collection in opposition to the Aussies 2-1, however couldn’t save them from a 1-2 defeat within the ODI collection. India began the collection with a five-wicket win in Mumbai, however slumped to a 10-wicket defeat in Vizag.
Thereafter, the hosts misplaced the ultimate ODI by 21 runs on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai to concede the collection.
Mar 22, 2023