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Says resting Tendulkar will spoil balance of the team
Indiaâ€™s legendary batsman Sunil Gavaksar has insisted that Sachin Tendulkar should not be rested by India as a part of the rotation policy for the top order.
The Indian team managementâ€™s rotation policy in the ongoing Commonwealth Bank ODI tri-series has seen dynamic Virender Sehwag miss the first ODI while Gambhir was on the sidelines for the second ODI against Sri Lanka.
And quite obviously, it looks as if it would be 38-year-old Tendulkarâ€™s turn now to watch the game from the pavilion. But Gavaskar believes India will lose balance in their squad if Sachin, who is chasing his landmark 100th ton, is rested.
All-rounder will add balance to the side
Former Indian bastman Sunil Gavaskar has insisted that Indiaâ€™s team management should have another look at their playing XI and consider including Irfan Pathan, left-handed all-rounder who has just made his comeback into the national squad.
Gavaskar, Indiaâ€™s former captain, is of the opinion that an all-rounder like the younger Pathan will bolster Indiaâ€™s batting line-up and make room for more flexibility in the batting order. And Pathanâ€™s left-arm in-swingers will definitely help in bowling.
Just after a crushing 4-0 loss in Tests, India began their limited overs campaign on Australian soil with a 31-run defeat against the hosts in a T20 match, though a much better performance was expected from them after injection of young blood into the side.
According to reports in newspapers, the commentating duo of Ravi Shastri and Sunil Gavaskar were being contracted to the BCCI for Rs.3.6 crores
It has been reported that former India skippers Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri have been signed up by the BCCI for a Rs 3.6 crore annual contract with the BCCI, which means there is a possibility of a conflict of interest in their jobs as cricket commentators.
According to a clause that the BCCI signs up with all the broadcasters that televise the India matches at home, the duo of Shastri and Gavaskar have to be a part of the commentary team for all the series that are played at home.
This was revealed by the news magazine, Outlook in its forthcoming edition.