Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar slammed former England captain Nasser Hussain, who took a dig at the ‘pre Kohli Indian generation.’
Ahead of the third Test in Headingley, Hussain said that the Virat Kohli-led Indian side cannot be bullied and that England will have to play their best game to beat India. However, the comments didn’t go well with Gavaskar, who responded by saying, “The pre Kohli Indian generation also didn’t get bullied but played with passion. Aggression doesn’t have to be in your face. Don’t forget India won 1-0 in 1971, 2-0 in 1986 against much better English sides than this one.”
Hussain had earlier said that Kohli has instilled a fighting attitude in the current Indian team, which does not get bullied by adversities. Hussain warned England to be ready for a tough one in the four-Test series against India.
“Any side that can go to Australia, go 1-0 down after being bowled out for 36, lose Kohli because he’s going home on paternity leave, lose your bowling attack and still come back and win after some of the stuff that went on off the field in Australia, they won’t be bullied,” he had told Sky Sports.
“They are a tough side. I think Kohli has instilled that. Make no mistake, at home, they are a formidable outfit.”
India have a 1-0 advantage going into the Test match and will aim to take a 2-0 lead against a vulnerable England side.