The India vs England Test series is in the news for the on-field drama as well as off-field drama. Throughout the IND vs ENG series, cricket experts and former cricketers have expressed their opinions which has caused some uproar or has added fuel to the fire. And the latest addition to the off-field controversies happened on day one of the fourth IND vs ENG Test as former India opener Sunil Gavaskar said that Indian media and people should say ‘Chal Phut’ (loosely translated in English as ‘Get out’) to all these ex-England cricketers who are complaining about the pitches.
During the post-day analysis on Star Sports, Sunil Gavaskar lashed out at all the former England cricketers who have criticized the Indian pitches during the IND vs ENG Test series.
Gavaskar said that when India got all out for 36 runs in Australia, the Aussie media didn’t publish or talk about what Kapil Dev, Gavaskar or Tendulkar had to say about India’s performances. So according to Gavaskar, why should the Indians pay attention to what these former England cricketers have to say about the conditions or the pitches.
The former India opener noted that England skipper Joe Root hasn’t complained or said anything about the second and third Test match pitches. However, all the criticism about the pitches has come from former England cricketers who are not even present in India. So Gavaskar feels Indians should tell these people to ‘chal phut’ (get out) and should stop giving attention to them.
You can watch the entire video of Gavaskar criticising the former England cricketers here:
Meanwhile, team India is having the upper hand in the 4th Test despite losing the toss as England were bundled out for only 205 runs in their first innings.
Once again, India’s spinners did most of the damage and picked 8 wickets. Axar Patel picked 4 wickets while R Ashwin chipped in with 3 wickets.
In response, India has made 24 runs and have lost wicket of Shubman Gill.
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