The first day of the third Test match between England and India experienced a lot of action, on and off the field. While India were bowled out for 78 runs before tea on day one, Sunil Gavaskar and Nasser Hussain took a moment in the broadcaster’s studio to comment on the former England captain’s remarks about how easily the previous Indian team visited England. could bully.
Nasser Hussain wrote in his article for the Daily Mail that he expects “more iron fist than velvet gloves” from Joe Root. Further in the article, Hussain writes that ‘this Indian side will not take a backseat’, and he expects Joe Root to get tough with his players and staff as well.
Can you perhaps inform the generations? And what exactly is the meaning of bullying ?: Sunil Gavaskar confronts Nasser Hussain
Unfortunately, Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar was offended by Hussain’s remarks about the current Indian team led by Virat Kohli, who read: “This India is not a team that will be bullied, as possibly by previous generations”, and Gavaskar took on Hussain, asking what exactly he meant by being “bullied”.
Gavaskar said: ‘Just to take the article a little further, you said that this India is not a side that will be bullied, as perhaps previous generations. Belonging to the previous generation, I … can you perhaps lighten the generations? And what exactly is the meaning of bullying? ”
To this Hussain replied: that the present team under Kohli is not returning from a fight, and that this was the kind of rudeness which the Indian team instilled when it was under captain of Sourav Ganguly.
‘No, I think sometimes, this Indian side, under the aggression they have had in the past, would have just said’ No No No ‘. But I think Kohli, what he did, is absolutely hard, hard. I saw it on Sourav Ganguly’s side, and I think Sourav started it, and Virat [is continuing]… even when Virat was not there, Ajinkya [Rahane]”In Australia, it has been very hard on the opposition,” Hussain said.
If you say that previous generations have been bullied. I do not think so: Sunil Gavaskar rebukes Nasser Hussain
Sunil Gavaskar then listed India’s Test series during his playing career in England and passionately explained that the team fought bravely against the hosts but was never bullied.
He added: ‘Yes, but if you say that previous generations were bullied. I do not think so. I would be very upset if my gender was talked about as being bullied. Because if you look at the record, and we’re only talking about 1971 [the year Gavaskar debuted]… in 1971 we won, it was my first tour to England. We won that series 1-0. ”
‘1974, we had internal problems, and we lost quite a bit, by 3-0. 1979, it was 1-0, we could have been 1-1 if we had chased 438 at The Oval [match was drawn with India on 429 for 8]. [In] 1982, it was 1-0 again in a series of three games we lost. In 1986 we won 2-0, we could have won it 3-0. This is my generation. And I do not think we are bullied. And we did not take a step back for a moment, either. ‘ he said.
Gavaskar and Hussain further argued over the definition of aggression when Hussain said he liked how Kohli leads India and how passionate he looks. Gavaskar said the argument was only about the fact that Hussain mentioned that previous Indian teams were easier to bully.