The DRS-gate has snowballed thick and fast since yesterday after ICC cleared Virat Kohli and Steven Smith for misbehaviour during the second Test match in Bengaluru. Virat Kohli stepped it further by calling the ‘brain fade’ as ‘cheating’, but even though he did not utter the word he made it very apparent. Steve Waugh came out yesterday with a soft stance on the entire episode by urging Virat Kohli to douse the fire. If you know your new Test captain, well, then you very well understand that he will not chicken out from a verbal dual.
Lately, the great Sunil Gavaskar has lashed out at the International Cricket Council. In a statement to a TV channel, he said, “It can’t be that some countries get favourable treatment and some countries do not get favourable treatment. Tomorrow, for example, if something similar is done by an Indian player … he also should not be pulled up at all.”
Gavaskar, who is a good student of the experience, said that the ICC has immensely favoured Australia.
He also enquired what would be ICC’s stand after Kohli does the same. “I would actually love to see Virat Kohli, if he is given out … and he looks at the Indian dressing room, gets some sort of feedback from them… Let’s see what the match referee and the ICC decide then,” he said.
Earlier yesterday, Cricket Austalia boss also released a statement where he called Virat Kohli’s allegations as ‘outrageous’. Isn’t this sheer hypocrisy? It is, we suppose.
Whatever it be, the controversies have made this already interesting series even more mouthwatering. In a week’s time, team India will take on the visitors aiming to take a lead in the 4-Test series.