There are different rules for different players in the Indian team: Sunil Gavaskar | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar said the treatment hit bowlers like R. Ashwin and T Natarajan is biased as there are “different rules for different players”.
The former Indian opener said Ashwin suffered from his openness within the Indian team. He also dug up the Indian skipper Virat Kohliwho was given permission to leave the tour of Australia to attend the birth of his child while T. Natarajan who became a father during the IPL Playoffs is not yet to see his daughter.

“For too long, Ashwin has not suffered from his bowling ability, which only the Churlish will doubt, but from his openness and opinion at meetings where most of the others just nod, even if they disagree,” wrote Gavaskar in his column for Sports Star.
“Any other country would welcome a bowler who has more than 350 test wickets, not to mention four test match centuries. If Ashwin doesn’t take a lot of wickets in one game, he invariably falls out of the next. That happens to established batsmen, however not. Even if they fail in a game, they get another chance and another and another, but for Ashwin the rules seem different, “he added.

Gavaskar added that Natarajan was forced to stay behind only as a net bowler, despite the fact that the limited overs series he was part of ended almost a fortnight ago.
“Another player who will be amazed at the rules but of course can’t make any noise since he’s a newbie. It’s T Natarajan. The left-wing York specialist who made and had an impressive debut in the T20 Hardik Pandya The gallant offer to share the T20 Series Man of the Prize with him had become a father for the first time, even as the IPL playoffs were taking place. He was brought to Australia straight from the UAE and, looking at his brilliant performances, was asked to stay on for the test series, but not as part of the team, but as a net bowler. Imagine that, “wrote Gavaskar.
“A match winner, albeit in a different format, is asked to be a net bowler. So he won’t return home until the end of the series in the third week of January and then see his daughter for the first time. And there is the captain.” goes back to the first test for the birth of his first child. That’s Indian cricket. Different rules for different people. If you don’t believe me, ask Ravi Ashwin and T Natarajan, “he continued.