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India were also winning in the '70s and '80s, he wasn't born then: Gavaskar takes a jibe at Kohli

Kolkata, Nov. 24: It was a historic day at the Eden Gardens, where India won their first ever Day-Night Test over visitors Bangladesh, and in the process whitewashed the series 2-0.

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But while Sunil Gavaskar credited the Indian team for their outstanding win over the visitors, the former India captain didn’t seem to be too impressed with current skipper Virat Kohli crediting current BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly after the successful completion of the pink ball test.

Speaking on the post-match show on Star Sports, Gavaskar said, "This is a fantastic win but I would like to make a point."

"The Indian captain said that this thing started in 2000 with Dada's (Ganguly's) team. I know Dada is the BCCI President, so maybe Kohli wanted to say nice things about him. But India were also winning in the '70s and '80s. He wasn't born then.

"A lot of people still think that cricket started only in the 2000s. But the Indian team won overseas in the '70s. The Indian team also won away in 1986. India also drew series overseas. They lost as other teams did," Gavaskar said.

After completing a 2-0 series whitewash against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens on Sunday, Kohli said, "It all started with Dada's team and we are just carrying it forward.

"The bowling group is fearless now and they believe in themselves while bowling against any batsman. We are reaping the rewards for all the hard work we put in the last 3-4 years."

Source: With inputs from agencies

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Story first published: Monday, November 25, 2019, 0:34 [IST]
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