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In a resounding victory on November 5th, India continued its unbeaten run, now stretching to eight matches, at the 2023 World Cup. Shreyas Iyer, a key figure in India’s campaign, played a pivotal role in this triumph with his stellar performance.
Notably, a few days back, Indian batting icon Sunil Gavaskar had raised questions about Iyer’s form, expressing concerns that the batter was squandering his starts with unimpressive aerial strokeplay. However, Iyer has since turned the tide with crucial contributions against Sri Lanka and Australia, helping India secure their spot in the World Cup semi-finals. His recent performance against South Africa at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata further solidified his position in the team, enhancing his average to an impressive 48.83 in the World Cup 2023.
As discussions regarding India’s impressive win unfolded, former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri engaged in conversation with Iyer. However, it was notable that batting legend Sunil Gavaskar refrained from asking a single question during the interaction. Gavaskar later revealed the reason behind his silence during the conversation with Iyer.
Gavaskar explained, “Yeah, I wanted to ask him something, but I got a bit distracted because there was an Indian flag with a company’s name on it. And you know, that is really not allowed. The Indian flag cannot be defaced by anything.” He emphasized the significance of preserving the sanctity of the Indian flag.
He continued, “They (the flag-bearers) have gone now. In fact, I believe the police, next time they see something like that, should not only confiscate the flag but also warn those people not to put any advertising or whatever it is, whether a company or their product, on the Indian flag. That is completely not all. I am sorry, I got a bit distracted. I know Ravi (Shastri) wanted me to ask Shreyas a question, but I was just looking at those guys, and trying to signal them.”
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Huge respect for Mr Sunil Gavaskar to bring up the issue Indian flag being used for product/company placement! He forgot to ask Shreyas question because he was visibly angry with ppl defacing of Tiranga! A patriotic legend on and off the ground! 👏🏼👏🏼 #INDvsSA #IndvSA #CWC23 pic.twitter.com/cp1nSz2A8N
— BasedImmigrant🇺🇸 (@BasedImmigrant) November 5, 2023