Manchester. Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar lauded BCCI’s offer to re-organise the canceled Old Trafford Test. He said that India should never forget England’s help to return to complete the tour, which was halted due to the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks in 2008.
Indian team’s assistant physio Yogesh Parmar was also found positive, after which the Indian team decided not to play the fifth match of the Test series. The BCCI and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have later said that the match will be played again at a later date. Although this match will not be a part of this series, but nothing has been said about it officially.
England team came back to complete the series
Talking to Sony Sports, Gavaskar said that yes, I think it would be the right move (to plan to play the canceled Test again). Look, in India we should never forget what the England team did after the 26/11 terrorist attack in 2008. He came back to complete the series. He said that the England team could have said at that time that ‘we don’t feel safe’. We will not come back’ but he did not.
Pietersen’s role was important
When terrorists attacked Mumbai, the visiting England team was playing an ODI against India in Cuttack on 26 November. Due to which the last 2 ODIs of the 7-match series were canceled. England immediately decided to go home, but later returned for the two-Test series, which India won 1–0. Gavaskar said that then-captain Kevin Pietersen had called for England’s return for the Test matches. played an important role in the decision.
Revealed: Team India wanted to play Manchester Test, England had rejected Virat Kohli’s appeal!
Corona threat on IPL 2021 too, BCCI keeping a close watch on 6 players
Can be organized after IPL
He said that it should never be forgotten that Kevin Pietersen led that team and he was the main person in the matter of this decision. Had Pietersen refused to come to India at that time, the tour would have ended there. Terming the BCCI’s offer to play the match again at a later date, Gavaskar said that the canceled Test could be held next year after the Indian Premier League.
Read Hindi News online and watch Live TV on Hindi website. Know news related to country and abroad and your state, Bollywood, sports world, business.