Gavaskar wants transparency from BCCI on Rohit’s injury
Former Indian cricketer and veteran commentator Sunil Gavaskar slammed over the controversies around Rohit Sharma’s exclusion for the Australia tour.
On 26th October, BCCI announced squads for India’s tour of Australia following the ongoing Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates. Surprisingly, India’s prominent right-handed batsman Rohit Sharma is excluded from all three squads, citing the ongoing injury issue he is facing. This has become a matter of concern.
Soon after the announcement of the squad, Mumbai Indians posted the photos and video of Rohit Sharma, training with the bat in the nets. The social media post created some controversy over the issue. With enough days to go for the tour, Rohit Sharma’s exclusion has turned out to be a mystery.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) October 26, 2020
Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer and veteran commentator Sunil Gavaskar demanded transparency from BCCI, in this matter. He said that if Rohit Sharma is back to the nets, then why he should be dropped for the Test series which will be played after a month and a half.
“I didn’t see what was shown something about him practicing in the nets for Mumbai Indians. So I don’t know what his injury is. If his injury was serious, he won’t even be padded up. So we’re talking about a tour which is starting in December, the Test matches start around December 17 which is a month and a half away,” Sunil Gavaskar told Star Sports.
“If he is practicing in the nets for Mumbai Indians, honestly I don’t know what kind of injury it is. I think a little bit of transparency and a little bit of openness about what actually is the problem with him will help everybody. The Indian cricket fan deserves to know more than anything else.”
The former cricketer further cited Mayank Agarwal, who is also going under injury issues at the moment and been picked for the tour. Sunil Gavaskar concluded that BCCI should provide transparent information to fans regarding Rohit Sharma.
I understand the franchises don’t want to give the hand away, they are here to win the game. They don’t want to give oppositions any psychological advantage. But we are talking about the Indian team. Even Mayank Agarwal has not played. Indian cricket fans, they ought to know, what is happening with two of their key players,” Gavaskar added.