Virat Kohli Fans Slammed Sunil Gavaskar For His Recent Statements On His Paternity Leave

The debate around Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s paternity leave to be there with his wife during the birth of his and Bollywood actor and wife Anushka Sharma’s first child, once again heated up on social media after former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar slammed the team management for the difference in the treatment.

Sunil Gavaskar

Well, in his latest column on Sportstar, Gavaskar slammed BCCI for keeping T Natarajan in the Test squad and refraining him from meeting his new-born daughter for the first time while the Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been given paternity leave and will be missing the last three Test games against Australia. He wrote:

“Another player who will wonder about the rules, but, of course, can’t make any noise about it as he is a newcomer. It is T. Natarajan. The left-arm yorker specialist who made an impressive debut in the T20 and had Hardik Pandya gallantly offering to share the man of the T20 series prize with him had become a father for the first time even as the IPL playoffs were going on.”

He added:

He had become a father for the first time even as the IPL playoffs were going on. He was asked to stay on for the (Australia) Test series but not as a part of the team but as a net bowler. Imagine that. A match winner, albeit in another format, being asked to be a net bowler. He will thus return home only after the series ends in the third week of January and get to see his daughter for the first time then. And there is the captain (Virat Kohli) going back after the first Test for the birth of his first child”

Meanwhile, Gavaskar’s statements didn’t go down well with the fans, who are now trolling him left, right, and center. There were many who disagreed with the statements of Gavaskar and slammed him for the same.

Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:


However, there were many who came up in support of Gavaskar and praised him for putting his point of view across bluntly. Many fans also supported the theory that Kohli should have stayed with the defeat, especially after India’s humiliating defeat at the hands of Australia at the Adelaide Oval.

Here, check out the reactions:

Meanwhile, it was a day ahead of the ‘Ind vs Aus’ ODI clash when Kohli made his stance clear over why he chose to return home to be with his wife Anushka Sharma. Speaking on a viral press conference, Virat said:

I will be flying back after the first Test and that was purely based on the fact that we have a quarantine period both ways and I had explained the same to the selectors during our selection meeting,”

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