Sunil Gavaskar Backs Virat Months After Making A Cheeky Comment On His Break During Akaay's Birth

Sunil Gavaskar heaped praises on Virat Kohli's performance months after he got slammed for his comment about the latter's paternity break.


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Sunil Gavaskar Backs Virat Months After Making A Cheeky Comment On His Break During Akaay's Birth

Virat Kohli has been winning hearts ever since he came back to the fields of IPL 2024. It was his performance in the World Cup 2023 that left everyone's jaws dropped. Soon after that, when everyone was waiting for the player to show some skills during the India vs England test series, he took a long break. However, he is back and has been showcasing his grasp in cricket with his back-to-back praise-worthy performances. Although Virat scored well on the board, his team RCB failed to win two matches out of the three matches they have played in IPL so far. And now, veteran cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar, who once got trolled for taking a jibe at Virat, heaped praises on the latter. 

Sunil Gavaskar backs Virat Kohli after RCB lost against KKR

On March 29, 2024, RCB played their match against KKR. This high-octane match was finally won by KKR, thereby keeping their record of being undefeated by Virat's team in IPL history so far. Moreover, it was Virat Kohli who remained not out and scored 83 runs out of 59 balls. However, despite playing well, RCB couldn't win the game. Later, Sunil Gavaskar supported Virat and praised him. 

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He also added that a game cannot be won by one single player. Sunil mentioned that Kohli didn't get any support in yesterday's match. Sunil also stated that if Kohli would have got support, he could have easily scored 120, thereby making the game a bit tougher for the opposite team to win. Sunil can be quoted as saying:

"You tell me how much Kohli will do alone - someone should accompany him, If someone had supported him today, he would definitely have scored 120 instead of 83, so this is team sport not a single man game, he didn't get any support today."

When Sunil Gavaskar made a cheeky comment about Virat Kohli for his break during Akaay's birth

For those who don't know, Virat Kohli took a break during the test series between India and England for personal reasons. For the same, he has received a lot of flak. Amid this, reports have been rife that Virat might not be a part of IPL 2024 as well. On the other hand, after Sunil Gavaskar attended an event at the Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi, he was asked about it. To this, the veteran player answered speculatively and stated that Virat might miss the IPL 2024 just like he missed the India vs England test series. However, later, Sunil drew a lot of negativity for his comments, as netizens found his tone to be disrespectful.

Reports about Virat Kohli being dropped out from India's squad in T20 World Cup 2024

Earlier, another report made rounds in the media, wherein it was stated that Virat Kohli had dropped out from the Indian cricket team for the T20 World Cup 2024. As per several media reports, Virat failed to be well-aligned with the selectors' demands, as he had not been in his best form during this short format of cricket. 

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It was also said that Virat was requested to make a place for other young cricketers, and his IPL performance would be a deciding factor in whether he would play in the T20 WC or not. However, later, when Rohit Sharma was declared as the captain for the T20 WC, he reportedly said that team India needed Virat at any cost.

What do you think about Sunil supporting Virat after RCB lost against KKR? Let us know!

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