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Gavaskar responds to Hussey for his comment “India unsafe to host the T20 World Cup 2021”

May 31, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Former Indian opening batsman Sunil Gavaskar slammed Michael Hussey for his remarks regarding India hosting the T20 World this year. The Board of Control for Cricket in India hosted the 14th season of the IPL in India from April 9. But unfortunately, the league had to be suspended indefinitely as the players tested positive for Covid-19. Michael Hussey, who is the batting coach of CSK, had also contracted the virus. After recovering, the former player stated that it won’t be safe to host T20 World Cup in India. Mike Hussey feels that the T20 tournament should be conducted in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Michael Hussey’s comments regarding the T20 World Cup didn’t go well, with Sunil Gavaskar. The former Indian skipper brutally criticized the veteran Australian cricketer. Gavaskar stated that none of the Australian cricketers had any problems when India toured Australia. India played against Australia in three ODI, three T20Is, and four Test matches. Sunil Gavaskar also added that nobody raised their voice when the Indian cricket team played in Australia despite a rise in the Covid-19 cases.

India is scheduled to host the T20 World Cup 2021 from October 18 to November 15

Sunil Gavaskar wants the Australian cricketers to show the same sympathetic consideration to India and allow them a chance to host the mega event. He further targeted Hussey and stated that India is going through a tough time, but there are still four months more for the ICC T20 World Cup. Sunil has also clarified that the situation in India is slowly coming under control as many people are getting vaccinated.

India is supposed to host the T20 World Cup from October 18 to November 15. But, unfortunately, the Covid-19 situation might force the Board of Control for Cricket in India to take the tournament abroad. The former Indian cricketer concluded the discussion by reminding everyone that India has successfully combated deadly contagions in the past as well. Thus, the country is doing its best to overcome the current situation despite significant challenges. While the T20 World Cup is still uncertain, the Indian cricket board has found a window to stage the remaining matches of the 14th season of the IPL in the UAE. The BCCI members, at its SGM, decided to resume the league in the UAE. They have taken the decision because of the monsoon situation in India in the months of September-October.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth