Sunil Gavaskar received criticism for his remark on Naveen-ul-Haq’s celebration during the LSG vs MI IPL 2023 Eliminator.
Naveen-ul-Haq, the Afghanistan pacer, gained attention for his impressive bowling performance in the match. He showcased a new celebration inspired by LSG captain KL Rahul.
After dismissing Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav, Naveen performed the celebratory gesture, which ignited a debate on social media. Sunil Gavaskar, commentating on the match, expressed his disapproval of Naveen’s celebration, stating that players should listen to the applause rather than making such gestures. Gavaskar’s remarks caused outrage on Twitter.
Naveen-ul-Haq claimed four wickets and conceded 38 runs for LSG, contributing significantly to the team’s efforts. However, despite his impressive performance, LSG could not overcome the Mumbai Indians. The Lucknow-based franchise suffered a heavy defeat, losing the match by 81 runs as they were bowled out for 101 in 16.3 overs.
In the post-match interview, Naveen-ul-Haq reflected on his bowling display, acknowledging the importance of his breakthrough wickets against Cameron Green and Suryakumar Yadav. While he delivered when his team needed it, LSG’s overall performance fell short.
Although Naveen-ul-Haq’s bowling heroics garnered attention, the controversy surrounding his celebration and Gavaskar’s criticism took the spotlight. The incident sparked a heated debate on Twitter, with fans and cricket enthusiasts sharing their contrasting opinions on the matter.