Legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar of the Indian National Cricket Team has announced India’s decision to send Axar Patel for Dinesh Karthik in batting order in the first T20I of the T20I series of three matches against Aaron Finch’s Australian National Cricket Team at the Punjab Cricket Association IS rejected Bindra Stadium , Mohali, Chandigarh on Tuesday 20th September where India lost by 4 wickets.
Veteran wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Karthik, who was picked over young wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant in the playing XI for the first T20I against Australia, was able to score just 6 runs in the match.
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Notably, Axar Patel came across in the 14th after Suryakumar Yadav’s sacking for Karthik and this move by the Indian team management was heavily criticized.
Meanwhile, Gavaskar said that if team management thinks Karthik is a better hitter than Axar Patel, he should walk in and hit even if it’s 12th or 13th over.
“If you think he (Karthik) is a better batsman than Axar Patel, then he should get into the fight even if it’s 12th or 13th over. All that hassle about just getting in for the last 3-4 overs isn’t something to look at. We shouldn’t rely on theory,” he told Sports Today.
India must make sure they don’t fall into the trap of theories – Sunil Gavaskar
Gavaskar went on to say that the India National Cricket Team needs to make sure they don’t fall into the trap of theories if they want to succeed.
“If you see how English cricket has changed by not going by theory, they are playing cricket very freely now. They don’t start from the theory that this can only happen if this happens. Look at the difference in their cricket and the difference in their results. India needs to make sure they don’t fall into the trap of theories. They should look at the practical applicability of the situation and make decisions accordingly,” said Gavaskar.
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