Sunil Gavaskar, former Indian captain and batting legend©AFP
Former India captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar raised an important point about foreign coaches getting first-hand information on Indian players during their stays at the IPL. Gavaskar was asked about the incident at the Edgbaston test when it was reported that the England head coach Brendon McCullum signals his bowlers from the balcony to throw short deliveries at Shreyas Iyer.
Gavaskar said sports today that he had not seen the incident, but he pointed out that IPL stints for overseas coaches is something that needs to be looked at as it proves disadvantageous to Indian cricket in the wider scheme of things.
“That’s something we have to look at in terms of the IPL coaches. You have a lot of players coaching their national teams and when they come to the IPL they tend to see our first-team players. hand computer data and seeing players first hand is something different.
“So it’s disadvantageous to Indian cricket because some of them can go back and help, maybe not the head coaches but as assistant coaches or batting consultants or bowling consultants, who come and get first-hand information about Indian players, which might not be beneficial for India,” Gavaskar told Sports Today.
India lost the Edgbaston test by 7 wickets after failing to make the most of a lead of over 100 runs as batters succumbed to 245 in the second inning. The 378-run target was chased down in no time by England’s batters with Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow slamming undefeated tons.
Topics discussed in this article
#Drawback #Indian #cricket #Sunil #Gavaskar #foreign #coaches #IPL #Cricket #News