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Sunny hits out at Jonathan

Sunil Gavaskar

Ahmedabad: Sunil Gavaskar on Friday lashed out at England’s Jonathan Trott, saying the player “breached the spirit of cricket” by refusing to acknowledge that he had not taken a catch cleanly on the opening day of the first Test.

Fielding at first slip, Trott claimed to have taken a catch of Virat Kohli cleanly but the TV replays showed otherwise.

“It was quite clear that the spirit of cricket was breached. I think there should have been a sanction against Trott,” Gavaskar told a news channel.

Gavaskar recalled a similar incident that had taken place in the past, during a match between England and Pakistan. “I believe that we have seen in the past when there was a Pakistani wicketkeeper who appealed against Ian Botham. That was a similar situation and the English media tore him (Pakistan player) apart.

“I don’t know what the English media has written now. I do believe if that particular thing needed a sanction (this should also),” he said.

Gavaskar further said: “If he (Trott) had said he didn't know what had happened, it would have been a different situation. But he was actually accepting high-fives from the bowler, the fielders and that means he was quite sure that it was a catch.”

(PTI)