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No Fear No Favour

Sunil Gavaskar rips into Indian team Management, claims Ashwin, Natarajan subject to ‘different rules’ within the Indian team.

Byline By- Vinayak Heliwal

Former Indian captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has slammed the current team management, alleging discrimination in treatment within the Indian team.

Taking a dig at the current Team management, Gavaskar said that the treatment meted out to bowlers like R Ashwin and T Natarajan is biased as there are,’ different rules for different people’

He also took a dig at the Indian skipper Virat Kohli who got permission amidst the Australian tour to attend the birth of his child, while T Natarajan who became the father during the IPL Playoffs is yet the see his daughter.

Sunil Gavaskar slams Indian Team Management as Kohli left Australia to return home on Tuesday after the humiliating loss of the Indian team against Australia in Adelaide. Kohli had been granted paternity leave by the BCCI ahead of the start of The India Australia Series

The former Indian opener said that Ashwin has suffered within the Indian team because of his forthrightness.Writing a column on Sportstar, Gavaskar said: “For far too long Ashwin has suffered not for his bowling ability of which only the churlish will have doubts, but for his forthrightness and speaking his mind at meetings where most others just nod even if they don’t agree. If Ashwin doesn’t take heaps of wickets in one game he is invariably sidelined for the next one. That does not happen to established batsmen though.”

Gavaskar then went to speak about T Natarajan who made his International debut days after having become a father, traveled directly to Australia from IPL and he is yet to see his daughter and is with the Indian team as a net bowler even though he is not a part of the Test side.

Natarajan will now be able to see his daughter only when he returns home after the conclusion of the ongoing Test series between India and Australia.

That’s Indian cricket. Different rules for different people. If you don’t believe me ask Ravi Ashwin and T. Natarajan,” Gavaskar concluded his column.

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