New Delhi: The third Test of the 5-match Test series is being played between Team India and England. In the second match at Lord’s ground, the Indian team defeated the hosts by 151 runs. After which the fans had high hopes from Virat Sena which got washed away by the performance of Team India in the first innings.
However, before the start of this third match, there was a fierce debate between former India star batsman Sunil Gavaskar and former England captain Nasser Hussain.
Earlier Nasir Hussain had made fun of him like this
Sunil Gavaskar and Nasser Hussain were present on a show before the start of the third match at Leeds ground. Talking to Daily Mail, Nasser Hussain had said that the Indian team of earlier times could have been harassed for instigating (bully) but Virat Kohli’s team responds to provocation with double the capacity.
Gavaskar gave a befitting reply
Now during the live program for Sony TV before the match, Sunil Gavaskar asked Nasser Hussain, ‘You said that the current Indian team does not bother with sledging on the field on the lines of the previous generation. I come from an earlier generation. Can you tell which generation are you talking about? And what is the real meaning of joking.
Responding to Gavaskar’s statement, Nasser Hussain said, ‘I think earlier the Indian team did not show anger on the field. Virat Kohli’s team becomes doubly strong in such a situation. I see Sourav Ganguly getting angry sometimes, he started it and Virat Kohli is taking it forward.
Gavaskar held Hussain’s class
To this, Gavaskar replied, ‘You say that the earlier generation used to get fed up on being provoked on the field. If you look at the records, we win in 1971. This was my first visit to England. In 1974, 1979 and 1982, we had to face defeat. After that in 1986 we won 2-0. I don’t think the players of my view got upset due to provocation’. I don’t think the ferocity should always show on your face against the opposing team. You can show your passion’.