‘Best of three hota toh koi aur bahane detein’ - Fans react as Sunil Gavaskar dismisses Rohit Sharma’s proposal for 3-match WTC Final

Here is how fans have reacted as Sunil Gavaskar dismiss the three-match WTC final proposal from Rohit Sharma after the loss at the Oval

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Sunil Gavaskar and Rohit Sharma

Sunil Gavaskar and Rohit Sharma (Image Source: Twitter)

Rohit Sharma and his men suffered a 209-run loss against Australia at the Oval in the World Test Championship (WTC) final. Despite having seven wickets in hand at the start of day five’s play, they got bundled out in the opening session only. However, after the match, Rohit came up with an epic suggestion for the WTC final.


In the post-match press conference, he said: "I would like to play the 3-Test match series for the WTC Final. We worked hard and we fought, but we played just 1 game. I think a 3-match series would be ideal in the next WTC cycle." Now, regarding that proposal, the former India batter, Sunil Gavaskar came up and dismissed it completely.

“Just like you prepare for the IPL, you don't say best of three.” - Sunil Gavaskar

While speaking to India Today, he said: "No. This has been decided for a long time, you know even before you enter that first match of the cycle that the final is going to be just one-off. So, you have to be prepared mentally. Just like you prepare for the IPL, you don't say best of three. Everybody can have a bad day, or a couple of days, but before the first ball of the cycle you know what it is. So, you can't be asking for a best of three. Tomorrow, you may say best of five."


However, this is not the first when this proposal has come out. After losing the 2021 WTC final against New Zealand, then Team India skipper Virat Kohli said: "I am not in absolute agreement of deciding the best Test side in the world over the course of one game. If it is a Test series, it has to be a test of character over three Tests - which team has the ability to come back in the series or totally blow away the other team. It can't just be pressure applied over two days of good cricket and then you suddenly you are not a good Test side anymore. I don't believe in it."

Here is how fans have reacted: 


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