ODI World Cup 2023: ‘It Could End Careers Of Few Careers If They Don’t Win The Trophy’, Sunil Gavaskar Serious Warning To Indian Players

Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has given a dour warning to Team India before the ODI World Cup 2023. Widely known as Little Master, Gavaskar has said that, if team India fails to lift the ODI World Cup title this year in October- November, it will destroy the career of many players and they will not get a chance to represent team India once again.

The ex-cricketer has emphasized that it is crucial for all players to participate in every series in the future and should not create any hindrance in their preparation. Before it, the 73-year-old had previously criticized Virat Kohli for skipping three Test matches during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in the 2020-21 season.

Recently, Gavaskar has also expressed his misery about Indian captain Rohit Sharma’s to get absent from the first ODI against Australia on March 17 due to personal reasons.

“In a World Cup year, any match missed means preparation gets hampered as the balance of the team gets affected. Another failure to win a World Cup will have repercussions that could end a few international careers and that should be a red flag for those talking burnout and missing games for India,” wrote Gavaskar in his column for Mid-day.

The member of the 1983 World Cup winning team, Gavaskar has also urged the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to look after the Workload management of the players. He said that the cricketer should act more professionally and should not find any way to skip India’s matches.

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“I honestly feel that the BCCI needs to look into this concept of rest. All the Grade A cricketers have received very good contracts. They receive payment for every match. Tell me if there is any company whose CEO, or MDs get so much time off? I feel that if Indian cricket is to become more professional, a line needs to be drawn. If you want to be rested, you need to reduce your guarantees. Then you take rest, because you don’t want to play. But how can anyone say that I don’t want to play for the Indian team. Which is why I do not agree to the concept,” Gavaskar added.

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