Team India captain Virat Kohli has returned home from Australia. India and Australia are playing a four-Test Border-Gavaskar series and after the first Test, Virat has returned home on Paternity Leave. Virat had sought paternity leave from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and his demand was accepted. A controversy has erupted over Virat’s paternity leave. Some veteran cricketers are in favor of their paternity leave, while some have even heard them for it. Meanwhile, Sunil Gavaskar has put the BCCI in the dock with regard to Virat’s paternity leave.
Gavaskar accuses team management of discrimination, says this big thing
Gavaskar has accused the BCCI and team management of discriminating against players in the dressing room. He said that BCCI rules are not same for all players. In his column written in Sports Star, Gavaskar said, ‘Another player, who must have been surprised about the rule, but he certainly did not make any noise about it, because he is new. He is T. Natarajan. He became a father for the first time when the IPL playoffs were being played. He was told that you stay here for the Australia Test series, but not as a team member, but as a net bowler. Just think, a match winner, even if in other formats, is asked to become a net bowler. This means that he will be able to return to his home and see his daughter for the first time only after the end of the Test series in the third week of January. And on the one hand, the captain is going back only after the first test for the birth of his first child.
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After this statement of Gavaskar, fans are making a lot of comments about it on social media too. Some mimes are also going viral. People have made some such tweets-
#AUSvsIND #TeamIndia #SunilGavaskar
Gavaskar reveals double standards in Indian cricket concerning the paternity leave of virat kohli
– Brahmini (@brahman_balika) December 24, 2020
Gavaskar claims there are different rules for people playing the gentlemen game in India.
The BCCI: pic.twitter.com/6xhzQlmkOT
– Naam jalebi bai and 60 others (iniMiniMandal) December 24, 2020
Me to Gavaskar;- pic.twitter.com/eIsAw7Gz04
— Krishna Gupta (@Krishnagupt845) December 24, 2020
Was T Natarajan not given paternity leave? Sunil Gavaskar reveals ‘double standards’ in column https://t.co/RBJTPUbPnZ
— news_daily657 (@daily657) December 24, 2020
The first match of the Test series was played in Adelaide, in which Virat Kohli played. In the day-night test, Team India could score 36 runs in the second innings. Team India suffered an eight-wicket loss despite a lead in the first innings. Australia lead 1-0 in the Test series and the second Test is scheduled to be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground from 26 December. Ajinkya Rahane will lead Team India in the remaining three Tests.