” Disappointing that there is going to be no crowd,” says Sunil Gavaskar

Jeremy Caroll

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar spoke out on the BCCI’s decision to hold Virat Kohli’s 100th Test behind closed doors, stating that while it was sad to have no audience in Mohali, the board made the move out of greater interest as Covid-19 instances in the Punjab city had grown.

“Any game that you play, you want the crowd to be there. India has played without any crowds in recent times. Any performer, be it an actor, be it a cricketer, wants to play in front of the crowd. The 100th Test is very very special. Disappointing that there is going to be no crowd, but I think the decision has been taken in the greater interest. The cases have increased in and around Mohali, where the match is going to be played,” Sunil Gavaskar told Sports Today.

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