IND vs SL LIVE: Top Indian Cricketers, Coaching staff, BCCI ‘HURT’ with Gautam Gambhir’s STATEMENTS, calls him ‘LOUDMOUTH’: Follow India vs SriLanka LIVE

IND vs SL LIVE: Top Indian Cricketers, Coaching staff, BCCI ‘HURT’ with Gautam Gambhir’s STATEMENTS, calls him ‘LOUDMOUTH’: Follow India vs SriLanka LIVE

IND vs SL LIVE – Gautam Gambhir vs Indian Cricketers: Top Indian Cricketers are ‘very upset’ and ‘hurt’ with comments made by Gautam Gambhir recently in an interview. Gambhir was quoted saying, ‘that if the national selectors are looking beyond the senior players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul, so be it. Why to make fuss of senior players’. The statement hasn’t gone down well with the Indian cricketers, BCCI & some of the support staff members InsideSport spoke to. One of the top Indian cricketer has slammed Gambhir by calling him ‘LOUDMOUTH’. Follow Indian Cricket Team LIVE & India vs SriLanka LIVE updates with InsideSport.IN

“We make too much of a hue and cry when the selectors and management look beyond certain individuals.

“Ultimately, it’s not about the individuals, but how you want to go about your plans for the next (T20) World Cup (in 2024).” Gambhir was quoted by PTI on Thursday.

InsideSport spoke to some of the Indian cricketers who clearly showed their displeasure.

’The rant by Gambhir against team is very disappointing. We respect him for what he did for Indian cricket, at the same time he should respect what we have done’, one top Indian cricketer currently on vacation told InsideSport.

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IND vs SL LIVE: Top Indian Cricketers, Coaching staff, BCCI ‘unhappy’ with Gautam Gambhir’s STATEMENTS, calls him ‘LOUD-MOUTH’: Follow India vs SriLanka LIVE

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IND vs SL LIVE: Top Indian Cricketers, Coaching staff, BCCI ‘HURT’ with Gautam Gambhir’s STATEMENTS, calls him ‘LOUDMOUTH’: Follow India vs SriLanka LIVE

Gambhir also took on BCCI. He slammed the board and selectors by asking – why it is not being cleared that if Rishabh Pant is dropped or rested?

The highest individual scorer in 2007 and 2011 World Cup triumphs demanded more clarity on the standing of individual players in relation to their spot on the team. The BCCI has not clarified if the trio of Kohli, Rahul, Rohit has been rested or dropped for white-ball series against Sri Lanka starting January 3.

In reply to this, an irritated BCCI official told InsideSport that Gambhir is just a loudmouth and currently an outsider.

“He is an outsider currently. He doesn’t know what is happening with-in team’s set-up. So for him to comment on things what he is not privy of is disappointing. He is just an LOUD-MOUTH.”

IND vs SL LIVE: Top Indian Cricketers, BCCI ‘unhappy’ with Gautam Gambhir STATEMENTS, calls him ‘LOUD-MOUTH’, Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma

Gambhir also took a dig at Rahul Dravid. He didn’t forget to call out “aggressive template” often spoken in public forums by the current team management headed by Dravid as mere lip service.

“We’ve spoken so much about the template and stuff going into the previous (T20) World Cup, that we want to play at a certain template, that we want to play aggressive cricket, but when it came to a crunch game (semi-final against England), all that template went out of the window.”

He believes that new crop of players can only achieve this template.

“Probably, the new generation of cricketers might be able to achieve that template and play the T20 cricket everyone wants India to play. So I feel, if these guys continue to do well in the opportunities they get, it will be difficult for the rest of the the guys who have been rested or probably been dropped.”

IND vs SL T20 series

Beginning on January 3, India will play Sri Lanka in three 20-over matches. For the time being, all indications point to Kohli and Rahul having been rested for that series, while Rohit is thought to still be recovering from a finger injury he suffered three weeks ago in Bangladesh.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, a veteran fast bowler, is also out of favour. With so many players out, Hardik Pandya has been chosen as India’s temporary T20 captain, who was largely expected to take the position in the first place. SuryaKumar Yadav will act as Hardik’s deputy in T20 series.

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