Sunil Gavaskar on foreign commentators: Sunil Gavaskar said that foreign commentators are loyal to their country. That's why he can give the advice to choose such a player, who is not needed by Team India.
Sunil Gavaskar Column: Little Master Sunil Gavaskar has said that foreign commentators like Australia and England deliberately give wrong advice regarding Team India's playing 11 and team selection. The former Indian captain has urged the media not to consult foreign commentators on which player should be selected or not in Team India. He is loyal to his country, and in such a situation he can advise picking such a player who is not needed.
Sunil Gavaskar wrote in his column in Mid-Day that Team India has suffered the brunt of wrong advice from foreign commentators in the World Cup. A new player was selected in place of a great player. He hardly featured in the playing 11 in any match. However, the former Team India opener did not name the two players, but perhaps he was referring to Ambati Rayudu and Vijay Shankar. During the 2019 ODI World Cup in England, Vijayashankar was preferred over Rayudu as a 3D player.
Commentators loyal to their country
Regarding foreign commentators, Sunil Gavaskar said, “Hopefully our media will not go to foreign commentators asking who should be picked for India. Never forget that these commentators are loyal to their country. They can suggest names that India does not need. What happened in the last world cup? During the IPL, a new player was emphasized by the foreign commentators. He was picked in place of a player who was doing exceptionally well."
What not to ask foreign commentators?
Sunil Gavaskar further said, “He was hardly included in India's playing 11. Cricket is very popular, so, understandably, cricket news is important, but we better not ask foreigners what our team should be, because then we Indian fans can become laughing stock and this It's not a joke."