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Sunil Gavaskar Slams Virat Kohli For His Statement On Sourav Ganguly

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The Indian cricket team continued with their brilliance as they registered their seventh consecutive clean sweep in Tests. Virat Kohli and co. registered a thumping victory against Bangladesh beating the tigers by an innings and 46 runs in Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

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During the post-match presentation, the Indian skipper paid tribute to the newly appointed BCCI’s president, Sourav Ganguly by pouring in praises for him. Praising the captaincy skills of Sourav Ganguly, he said:

The idea is to establish yourself in the middle and we have learned to stand up and give it back. It all started with Dada’s team and we are just carrying it forward.”

Virat Kohli also went on to praise the bowling attack of the Indian team. He said:

“The bowling group now is fearless and they believe in themselves playing against any batsman. We are reaping the rewards for all the hard work we put in the last 3-4 years,” 

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While Virat Kohli’s statements for Sourav Ganguly won everyone’s hearts, it seems like they didn’t go down well with the former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar. The former cricketer went on to remind the Indian skipper that the Indian cricket team was still winning matches even before Sourav Ganguly took over the captaincy. He said:

“This is a fantastic win but I would like to make a point. The Indian captain said that this thing started in 2000 with Dada’s team. I know Dada is the BCCI president, so maybe he wanted to say nice things about Dada. But India was also winning in 1970s and 1980s. He wasn’t born then,”

Furthermore, Sunil Gavaskar went on to say that there are many who think that India started winning only after Sourav Ganguly became the captain. He said:

“A lot of people still think that cricket started in only in 2000s. But the Indian team won in 1970s overseas. Indian team won in 1986 overseas. Indian team drew series overseas. They lost like other teams did,”

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