Asia Cup 2023 | Twitter reacts as Gavaskar lashes out at fans for making controversy around Indian team selection
Sunil Gavaskar has lashed out at Indian fans for being critical of team selection|
When BCCI announces a squad for a major event, it usually sparks a debate around the omission of certain players. However, Sunil Gavaskar has voiced his opinion around the recent squad announcement for the Asia Cup where R Ashwin was excluded saying fans should stay away from such discussions.
India recently announced a 17-member squad for the Asia Cup which marked the return of Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul to the international circuit after recovering from injury. Tilak Varma was also backed by the selectors but key spinners like Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin were dropped from the team. The move sparked a debate amongst fans as they were divided over the righteousness of the decision.
However, Sunil Gavaskar has expressed his opinion on the issue saying that the fans should stay away from such debates around the team selection. He further added that there is always discussion around selection and exclusion of certain players but the fans should stay away from it and support the Indian team.
The statement from the former Indian cricketer grabbed a lot of attention and cricket fans expressed themselves on social media.
Sunny G on fire
Sunil Gavaskar is outspoken and funny 🤣pic.twitter.com/As4hYTLqEH— Sunil the Cricketer (@1sInto2s) August 21, 2023
Very well explained
Sunil Gavaskar dishing out to Ashwin & Vikrant 😂😂😂 - spitting fire 🔥🔥🔥— M (@anngrypakiistan) August 21, 2023
That clip of Sunil Gavaskar ranting about ye apni team hai, ashwin-bashwin, controversy, nahi pasand to mat dekhiye displays the current state of Indian cricket. And more importantly how the most important pillar of this sports(or any), The Fans are treated!— JAG (@Degage59) August 21, 2023
He should be ashamed.