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Watch: Angry Sunil Gavaskar Slams Star Sports And Virat Kohli, ‘Why Are You Replying To Outside Noise’

Sunil Gavaskar Lashes Out Virat Kohli
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In a new confrontation of cricketing giants, Sunil Gavaskar sent off a scorching comment against Star Sports and Virat Kohli’s outspoken remarks aimed at cricket commentators and critics. The incident happened at Match 52 of IPL 2024 between Gujarat Titans and Royal Challengers Bengaluru.

 

Sunil Gavaskar’s Reaction

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Sunil Gavaskar minced no words, reproving Virat Kohli’s comments as a slight to former players turned critics. He focused on that commentator’s talk as a matter of experience, not a guess.

 

Critique Of Virat Kohli’s Statements

Scrutinizing the need for Virat Kohli‘s reaction to outside critique, Sunil Gavaskar brought up the logical inconsistency in engaging in criticism while guaranteeing indifference. He also commented, ” All these guys talk about, ‘Oh we don’t care about outside noise’. Accha! Then why are you replying to any outside noise or whatever it is”. Sunil Gavaskar said,

“That particular post-game interview has been shown on this channel earlier as well, right now, on this particular program it has probably been shown half a dozen times,” he said. “I hope that Star Sports recognises that when that is being shown, asking where are the critics, the critics are the commentators. Your Star Sports commentators are the ones from whom the questions are being asked.”

 

Role Of Broadcasters

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Sunil Gavaskar additionally got down on IPL’s official broadcasters for over and over broadcasting Virat Kohli’s hostile interview, considering it indiscreet to showcase Virat Kohli sabotaging their commentators. He expressed, ” I hope Star Sports realizes that when that clip is shown, questioning the critics, the critics are your commentators”.

“If you have a strike rate of 118, you come and face the first ball, and then you get out in the 14th or 15th over and your strike rate is 118 – if you want applause for that, then that’s a little bit different,” he said. “But for Star Sports to show the person belittling their own commentators, I’m not sure that’s a great thing. So I think Star Sports needs to understand that they have shown it enough times, everyone’s got the message.

 

Expressing disappointment, Sunil Gavaskar asked the broadcasters to stop airing the disruptive clip once more, attesting that the message had been unequivocally passed on. Yet again he added, “I would be very disappointed if you show it once more”.

“We’ve all played a bit of cricket, not a lot of cricket, but we speak about what we see. We don’t necessarily have any likes and dislikes. Even if we have likes or dislikes, we actually speak on what’s happening. So, I would be very disappointed if Star Sports show this once more because that will be questioning all us commentators.”

This public and open-to-fan conflict highlights the intricate and tangled dynamics between players, commentators, and broadcasters in the cricketing realm. Therefore also highlighting the significance and importance of mutual respect and understanding. As the cricketing community wrestles with this confrontation. This public incident including Virat Kohli and Sunil Gavaskar led to a huge controversy in the cricketing world. Thus it fills in as a strong sign of the weight of words in sports and entertainment. Sunil Gavaskar’s powerful reaction prompts reflection on the commitments of players and broadcasters in molding the narrative encompassing the game. While conflicts are unavoidable, maintaining professionalism and reverence for varying perspectives is fundamental for supporting a harmonious cricketing environment.

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