Coaches Should Be Held Responsible Too For Poor Run, Says Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar feels coaches in IPL should be held to similar treatment, after seeing David Warner being sacked following Sunrisers Hyderabad’s dismal start to the season. The Indian Premier League Season 14 had to be suspended due to Covid-19 after 29 games but the T20 league had given cricketing fraternity plenty of talking points by the time it had to be paused. Among the biggest topics of discussion was the sacking of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper David Warner. Sunil Gavaskar Questions Why Coaches Can’t Be Sacked Or Changed Midway And Treated Similarly Like SRH Skipper David Warner David Warner wasn’t

Coaches Should Be Held Responsible Too For Poor Run, Says Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar feels coaches in IPL should be held to similar treatment, after seeing David Warner being sacked following Sunrisers Hyderabad’s dismal start to the season.

The Indian Premier League Season 14 had to be suspended due to Covid-19 after 29 games but the T20 league had given cricketing fraternity plenty of talking points by the time it had to be paused. Among the biggest topics of discussion was the sacking of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper David Warner.

David Warner (Image Credit: Twitter)

Sunil Gavaskar Questions Why Coaches Can’t Be Sacked Or Changed Midway And Treated Similarly Like SRH Skipper David Warner

David Warner wasn’t just removed as skipper by the Sunrisers management after the team’s dismal start to the campaign but also dropped from the playing XI. While opinions on the subject are divided, Indian cricket great Sunil Gavaskar feels coaches should be given the same treatment as captains when teams go through such phases.

“Hyderabad will also get time to think about its decision to not just sack David Warner as the captain but even to drop him from the playing XI. Warner was getting runs but not in the same assertive manner of earlier years.

“Still, with little support from the others, those runs were precious. Yet, he was left out of the playing XI, which was strange. Without the cares of captaincy, he could have been the galvanizing batsman that the team needed,” Sunil Gavaskar wrote in Sportstar.

Sunil Gavaskar. (Photo Source: Twitter)
Sunil Gavaskar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

“While the rights and wrongs of dropping him as captain could well be debated for long, the question that needs to be asked is if captains can be changed midway, why can’t coaches be treated the same?

“In football, the moment a team starts faltering, it’s the manager who is shown the exit door, so why not in cricket too?” he added, citing the examples of football where it’s the coach who often takes the boot for team’s dismal showing.

SRH handed over the reins to Kane Williamson after suffering defeats in five of their six matches under David Warner’s leadership. However, the move did not yield immediate dividends as the Orange Army was handed a 55-run drubbing by the Rajasthan Royals, thus suffering their 6th loss.

With 5447 runs, is fifth on the list of the leading run-getters in the IPL and the highest run-getter among overseas players. With 50 half-centuries, he has the maximum fifties in the IPL history and he is the only player to have won the Orange Cap a record three times – in 2015, 2017, and 2019.

The Australian himself has been in the indifferent form of late and a far cry from the destructive batsman as he had a strike rate of just 110.28 in the IPL 2021 managing 193 runs averaging 32.16 in 6 games.

Sunil Gavaskar: IPL 2021’s Suspension Could Well Be A Blessing In Disguise For Sunrisers Hyderabad

By the time IPL 2021 was suspended, SRH had only managed to bag one win from seven matches. Though a lot of teams will be upset to have lost the winning momentum, Sunil Gavaskar feels Hyderabad would be relieved to see the tournament being suspended considering the run they were on.

“Sunrisers Hyderabad had a forgettable beginning and would have been relieved that the event had to be suspended…the suspension could well be a blessing in disguise as it allows time for a calm, cool and proper introspection rather than in the hurly-burly of the tournament itself,” he asserted.

SunRisers Hyderabad
SunRisers Hyderabad. Image Credits: Twitter

The franchise had a disastrous start to their campaign in 2021 losing 6 of their first 7 matches as the Orange Army is languishing at the bottom of the points table when the IPL was suspended indefinitely.

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Abhimanyu Easwaran’s Way Of Playing Is Similar To His Idol Rahul Dravid

Abhimanyu Easwaran may be a Virat Kohli fan but Rahul Dravid has always been his idol. Approximately three months ago, Abhimanyu Easwaran posted a picture with Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Instagram which was captioned ‘Fanboy moment’. When the squad was announced, Abhimanyu Easwaran was named one of the four standby players for the series, which meant that after years of playing top-notch cricket for India A, he was one step closer to realizing his dream. Abhimanyu Easwaran Feels Great To Be Selected In The Indian Team As A Stand By As It’s A Step Closer To Dream Although his

Abhimanyu Easwaran’s Way Of Playing Is Similar To His Idol Rahul Dravid

Abhimanyu Easwaran may be a Virat Kohli fan but Rahul Dravid has always been his idol. Approximately three months ago, Abhimanyu Easwaran posted a picture with Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Instagram which was captioned ‘Fanboy moment’.

When the squad was announced, Abhimanyu Easwaran was named one of the four standby players for the series, which meant that after years of playing top-notch cricket for India A, he was one step closer to realizing his dream.

For Abhimanyu Easwaran, there was nothing greater than playing under the guidance of his idol, Rahul Dravid.(Getty Images)

Abhimanyu Easwaran Feels Great To Be Selected In The Indian Team As A Stand By As It’s A Step Closer To Dream

Although his chance never came, Abhimanyu Easwaran had spent hours in the nets, with the players he’s admired as he learned the nuances from Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Rohit Sharma while facing Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and Ishant Sharma.

“Great feeling to be selected in the Indian team, be it a stand by. It’s like a step closer to my dream. Conditions are challenging in England, probably the most challenging for an opening batsman. It’s just about being prepared and waiting for my turn; if and when I get it, I’ll rightfully use it and give my best,” Abhimanyu Easwaran told Hindustan Times in an exclusive chat.

Abhimanyu Easwaran , Twitter
Abhimanyu Easwaran , Twitter

“I was with the team from the first two Tests. Watching Virat, Rohit, Pujara and Rahane, who have scored a lot of runs for the country, the biggest takeaway was their intensity during practice and how detailed they are regarding the little things before a Test match, which I had heard about but never seen it.”

Abhimanyu Easwaran’s rise to the Indian squad is the culmination of years of hard work he’s put together playing First-Class cricket for Bengal and India A. In eight seasons for Bengal, he has featured in 46 matches for Bengal, averaging 43.82 with nine centuries. Between 2014-15 and 2018-19 seasons, his averages have read 52.87, 50.44, 41.40, 50.85, and 80.78.

Abhimanyu Easwaran Was Proud To Play Under Idol Rahul Dravid For India A

Similarly, Abhimanyu Easwaran has put up a string of equally stellar performances for India A. In 14 matches, he has scored 861 runs with two centuries and 13 fifties. In 2019, he had struck a double century – a knock of 233 – against Sri Lanka. Like any budding cricketer playing for India A, the role of Rahul Dravid, its former coach, has been highly instrumental. The process of learning from the former India captain was equally enjoyable for the 25-year-old.

“To be honest, I was proud to have seen my idol and then play under him for India A. To be able to play in different conditions under him was a great experience. Besides playing in India, I played in New Zealand a couple of times, went to the West Indies and played in England. My way of playing is similar to him because he’s been my idol,” Abhimanyu Easwaran adds.

“Initially, in my First-Class career, I got a hundred and then a lot of fifties. I was getting the 60, 70s but not the hundreds. It’s cliched and easier said than done, but the key is to really stick to your plans, which you have set against a particular bowler or bowling attack… facing one ball at a time. Rahul sir reminded me of it and so many other things and that was really helpful for me. After that, I started converting fifties into hundreds and hundreds into big hundreds.”
Abhimanyu Easwaran With Virat Kohli
Abhimanyu Easwaran With Virat Kohli

Among the four standbys, he is the only batsman. With Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, , and KL Rahul as the four first-choice openers, it may still take him time to earn his India cap. His name has been doing the rounds as the next opener– most prominently after the Test series in New Zealand last year, where India was blanked 0-2. But more than a year later, the wait continues.

“We’ve reached the World Test Championship final, and it shows that we’ve got a great team, and in all great teams, there is healthy competition. My only goal is to improve as a player and be ready if an opportunity comes my way,” he said.

India’s tours of England have effectively ended Test careers. Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan never played Test cricket for India since the tour of 2018. Of the current lot, Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill are yet to play a Test match in England, while Rohit Sharma has featured in just one in 2014.

KL Rahul has a century at The Oval, but his average is 29.90 during the 2018 Test series. So although Rahul Dravid feels it is India’s best chance to register a series win in the UK and may have given his verdict in favour of India, the batsman understands that the challenges which lie ahead will be tough to conquer.

“The biggest challenge playing there is that the wickets there are conducive to fast bowling. In Ranji Trophy, there are few wickets that support fast bowling but mostly they will turn. Even during the Test matches in India, the wickets are mostly spin-friendly although there is a period when swing comes into play,” Abhimanyu Easwaran said.

“But if you bat in England, the new ball actually does a lot more than it does in India. Just like it is for them to score in India, similarly it’s a challenge for our batsmen to get runs there.”

As the selectors have once again shown faith in him, he will get a chance to extend his learnings for a stiff tour of England. He played 64 first-class games averaging 43.6 with 13 tons accumulating 4401 runs.

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