‘Workload sirf India ke liye khelne ke liye kyun hota hai?’ – Sunil Gavaskar Slams Team India Players After 20-20 World Cup Exit

By Daniel S

November 12, 2022

Team India’s journey in the ongoing 20-20 World Cup got ended on 10 November 2022. In Adelaide, England defeated the Men in Blue by 10 wickets. So, Indian fans were left heartbroken after that one-sided loss. It was another semi-final loss for them in major tournaments.

After the loss, fans and former cricketers have criticized Rohit Sharma and his men. They have raised questions about the playing approach of team India in this World Cup. Now, former Indian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar slammed team India players about their ‘Workload management’ concept after this World Cup exit.

“Only when you play for India, you remember workload? This is wrong” – Sunil Gavaskar on team India

While speaking on Aaj Tak, Sunil Gavaskar said: “Changes will be there. Jab aap World Cup me jeet nahi sakte, changes honge. Hamne vo dekha hai ki jo New Zealand ke liye team jaa rahi hai, usme changes hue hain. ye jo ‘workload-workload’ ki baatein chalti hai, Kirti aur Madan ne sahi kaha ki workload sirf Bharat ke liye khelne ke liye kyun hota hai?”

He added: “Aap Indian T20 League khelte hain, poora season khelte hain, vahan aap travelling karte hain… sirf pichhla Indian T20 League 4 centres me hua tha, baaki sab jagah aap idhar-udhar daudte rehte hain. Vahan par aapko thakaan nahi hoti? Vahan workload nahi hota? Sirf jab Bharat ke liye khelna hota hai, vo bhi tab jab aap non-glamorous countries me jaate hain, tab aapka workload banta hai? Ye baat galat hai.”  Gavaskar also said that the Board needs to send out a strong message to the cricketers. 

“Workload aur fitness saath me nahi ho sakte. Agar aap fit hai, toh workload ka sawaal kahan aaya? Ham Marathi me kehte hain, ki thoda laad karte hain, vo thoda kam karein. Ham aapko team me le rahe hain, ham aapko kaafi retainer fee bhi de rahe hain. Agar aapko workload ki vajah se aap khel nahi rahe, fir retainer fee bhi nikaalein. Aap match nahi khelenge toh aapki retainer fee nikal jaani chahiye. Bohot saare log fir workload bhoolkar khelne aayenge. Indian T20 League shuru hone se pehle international cricket ki body hai, FICA, unhone ye hi kaha tha. Workload, workload, workload… jab Indian T20 League aaya, aur saare players Indian T20 League khelne ke liye workload bhool gaye. Changes honge, aur hone bhi chahiye. Kaun honge, vo selection committee karegi. Par aapko players ko sandesh bhejna hai.” Sunil Gavaskar concluded.