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‘Itna Filmy Kyun?’ Gavaskar Goes Full Bollywood Talking About Kohli’s Farewell As T20 Captain

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Sunil Gavaskar is a man of many words and is unafraid to use them whenever he feels like calling out another player for a mistake he may have committed or for any other reason which may have upset him in some way.

However, after Virat Kohli’s loss in the final match as the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore against Kolkata Knight Riders, Gavaskar had nothing but pure empathy and affection for him.

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After trying to cheer Kohli up by comparing him to Don Brandman’s disappointing final innings and Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement game, now the former Indian skipper has gone completely Bollywood in driving the narrative around Virat Kohli’s farewell as the T20 captain of the Indian cricket team.

“That will be fantastic (winning the T20 World Cup 2021). Because that will probably be the best ending he can have as captain (T20s). Playing for a franchise is one thing but playing for a country is entirely different. So winning a tournament for the country would be fantastic,” Gavaskar said while speaking on Star Sports, IPL’s official broadcaster.

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Last month, Virat Kohli had announced that he will be stepping down as the leader of the Men in Blue in the shortest format of the game after the T20 World Cup 2021 was over.

“As I said earlier, these scripts are written up there (points skywards). We don’t know what these scripts are all about. Look at Clive Lloyd for example. Winning the World Cup in 1975 and 1979 and then what happened in 1983, he lost the final to India.”

“In 1985 in the Champions of Champions, again he lost. In Test cricket and one-day cricket, in the last couple of years, he didn’t win.”

“Here, it could actually be, forget what happened with RCB etcetera, here he could end [up] lifting the World Cup trophy. That would be the most glorious end to his captaincy that one could imagine,” Gavaskar signed off.

Kohli will begin his final journey as a T20 skipper from October 24th, when the Indian cricket team is scheduled to take on neighbouring rivals Pakistan at the Dubai International Stadium.

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