Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:45:00 GMT | By PTI

Jadeja-Anderson spat not good for the game: Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar feels some “action is due” in the controversy regarding James Anderson allegedly pushing Ravindra Jadeja during the Trent Bridge, terming the incident as “not good for the game”


Jadeja-Anderson spat not good for the game: Gavaskar (© Reuters)

New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar feels some “action is due” in the controversy regarding James Anderson allegedly pushing Ravindra Jadeja during the Trent Bridge, terming the incident as “not good for the game”.

“I feel some action is due as prevention is better than cure. I think that the talks between two sides have failed as it has not resolved anything. The Judicial Commission needs to come in with necessary investigation,” Gavaskar told a news channel.

Gavaskar apprehended that this incident could be one party’s word against the other.

“What happened in the lead-up to the dressing room is something that even TV cameras won’t be able to spot. So it will be one man’s word against the other,” he commented.

The legendary opener feels that the attitude in some quarters about these things “being good for the game” has led to more and more such incidents.

“I have seen people say that “Oh, it’s good for the game”. It’s never good for the game. Also it’s totally incorrect to say that it has been a part of the game for centuries. Since a lot of people have got away with these things earlier, we tend to think that one can get away with these things,” he said.

He cited the example of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal stating “one would never see Federer abusing Nadal even if he finds that the other has got lucky with a point. If it doesn’t happen in tennis, then why should it happen in cricket?”

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