Legendary India National Cricket Team batter Sunil Gavaskar feels that Virat Kohli should have named the players who did not personally get in touch with him after he relinquished the Test captaincy earlier this year after the Test series defeat against South Africa National Cricket.
Recently, at a press conference, Kohli made a big revelation that only MS Dhoni messaged him after he quit Test captaincy. He also said that many people have his contact number, but he didn’t get a message from anyone barring Dhoni.
Speaking to India Today, Gavaskar said that he is not aware of the dressing room situation in the Indian team, but Kohli should have ideally named players who didn’t message him after he quit Test captaincy because then it would have then been fair on those who wished him after he took the big decision.
“I don’t know what the dressing room inside situation was with all these other players, I think, ideally, if he is named one person who got in touch, maybe the other people who didn’t get in touch should have also been named. Then that would have been a little bit fair to everyone concerned rather than thinking everybody else didn’t get in touch with him,” Gavaskar said
Is the current player ever going to say anything against the current captain and coach? That’s a futile question – Sunil Gavaskar
Gavaskar further said that the questions about the dressing room environment are “futile” because no player will ever say anything against the captain and coach.
“No, that I can’t say, that is his mindset, I am not a psychologist (Kohli still has captaincy thoughts?). I am just saying what I feel when I hear the comments coming about the current leadership. One of the most futile questions that I hear during an IPL Q and A session between the commentators and the Man of the Match asking about the current coach and the current captain.
“Is that current player ever going to say anything against the current captain and coach? That’s a futile question. Nobody, anybody, who is mindful of his career, is going to cut his feet by saying something stupid about the current regime,” Gavaskar added.
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