India lost to Pakistan in their super 4 faceoff, Kohli as a surprise came to address the press conference after the loss. He lashed out at the critics at the post-match conference saying no one came forward and texted or called him when he stepped down as the test captain. Sunil Gavaskar was finding it difficult to understand why Virat said those things to an audience.
India and Pakistan face each other twice in this Asia Cup and both the matches have proven to be a classic movie to watch. India won one and lost one, losing rather the more important of the two matches that happened so far between them.
This is the sole reason, except for the fact that it was an India vs Pakistan match. Virat Kohli came out to attend the post-match conference after the heartbreaking loss and lashed at the media for dragging him even further during his rough patch.
He discussed the time he stepped down as the test skipper and was only comforted by MS Dhoni and no one else. He said, “When I left Test captaincy, I got a message from only one person, with whom I played in the past. It was MS Dhoni. A lot of people have my number, a lot of people give me suggestions, and a lot of people talk about my game on TV. But out of those people who had my number, I didn’t get a message from anyone else barring Dhoni.”
Listening to this conversation, Gavaskar was in a bit of disarray and discomfort, and during an interview with India Today when asked the same line of question he replied, “I don’t know what the dressing room inside situation was with all these other players, I think, ideally, if he has named one person who got in touch, maybe the other people who didn’t get in touch should have also been named. Then that would have been a little bit fair to everyone concerned rather than thinking everybody else didn’t get in touch with him.”
He also praised the skipper Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid for maintaining a positive atmosphere in the dressing room but Gavaskar thinks it is not that important of a matter when a player praises his captain or coach, it doesn’t matter to him.
“I am just saying what I feel when I hear the comments coming about the current leadership. One of the most futile questions that I hear during an IPL Q and A session between the commentators and the Man of the Match asking about the current coach and the current captain. Is that current player ever going to say anything against the current captain and coach? That’s a futile question. Nobody, anybody, who is mindful of his career, is going to cut his feet by saying something stupid about the current regime.”