‘Teams should not get undue advantage in a tournament such as 20-20 World Cup’ – Sunil Gavaskar

 ‘Teams should not get undue advantage in a tournament such as 20-20 World Cup’ – Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar (Photo by STRDEL/AFP via Getty Images)

The 20-20 World Cup 2021 ended with Australia claiming their maiden title. One has to admit that the tournament was severely affected by outside factors. Chasing teams had a massive advantage because of the dew. In most of the matches, the team that won the toss ended on the winning side. Former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar was not happy with the way the tournament panned out and urged cricket’s governing body to ensure that no teams are given any undue advantage in a tournament of such magnitude.

“The commentators were saying that the dew factor wasn’t there today so I don’t think it really came into play that much in this game but I think it has in the previous games and maybe that is something that needs to be looked at. I feel that it is something for the ICC Cricket Committee to get their heads around and make sure that there is a level playing field for both teams,” Gavaskar was quoted as saying by India Today.

Meanwhile, Australia will be jubilant to win their first title. Not many were backing them to win but they proved everyone wrong and displayed great character. Mitchell Marsh, David Warner scored half-centuries in the final to take Australia home. Gavaskar was all praise for Marsh and Warner. He added that New Zealand needed to dismiss Warner early to stand a chance. Warner ended the tournament as the second-highest run scorer, with 289 runs.

“I think Mitchell Marsh played an extraordinary innings, David Warner has been playing well for the last few matches. New Zealand would have wanted to get him more than Aaron Finch but they didn’t get him and here we are. They won with six (seven) balls to spare. Maxwell and Marsh at the crease, those balls could have gone for 20 runs as well,” concluded Sunil Gavaskar.

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