Sunil Gavaskar’s severe warning to India’s cricketers ahead of the ODI World Cup. Former cricketer Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have previously been chastised for skipping national games owing to family obligations.
India has not won an ICC trophy in over a decade. According to Sunil Gavaskar, if they fail to do so again in the 2019 ODI World Cup. A few players may never have the chance to represent their country.
The former cricketer emphasized once more the importance of all players continuing to play every series and not jeopardizing their preparation for the world tournament. Incidentally, the 73-year-old earlier chastised Virat Kohli for missing three Test matches in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy’s 2020-21 season, while he recently chastised Indian captain Rohit Sharma for missing the first ODI against Australia (March 17) owing to family obligations.
“In a World Cup year, each missing match means that preparation is impeded. The team’s balance suffers.” Another World Cup failure would have ramifications that might terminate a few international careers, and that should be a warning signal for anyone talking about fatigue and missing games for India,” Gavaskar said in his Mid-day column.
I believe Indian cricket will become more professional: Gavaskar
The 1983 World Cup champion also requested that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) investigate player workload management. Gavaskar believes that players are leaving too frequently, which is impeding the progress of Indian cricket. He urge the players to be more professional and question why they were satisfied to miss India games.
“I truly believe that the BCCI should investigate the issue of rest.” All of the Grade A cricketers have signed lucrative contracts. They get compensate for each match. Is there any firm whose CEO or MD gets that much time off? If Indian cricket is to become more professional, I believe a line must be established. You must lower your assurances if you wish to rest. Then you relax because you don’t want to play anymore. But no one can claim I don’t want to play for the Indian team. As a result, I disagree with the premise,” Gavaskar stated.