It did not go down well with the fans as the former cricketer legend was slammed as the fans termed his opinion as “insensitive”.
Sunil Gavaskar said while talking about Shane Warne, “No, I wouldn’t say that (Warne is the greatest spinner of all time). For me, the Indian spinners and Muttiah Muralitharan were certainly better than Warne. Because look at his record. His record is pretty ordinary against India. He got five wickets only once in Nagpur. Because he didn’t have a good success against the Indian team, I would rate Muralitharan over him in my book.”
His comments did not go well with the Twitterati.
Hated Gavaskar when he had spoken crap after David Hookes' death.
And now him nitpicking on Warney's stats on the day of his death feels so triggering.
Surprising that it comes from a man who has spent so many years on the mic on international telivision.
— Vipul (@Sporty_Baba) March 5, 2022
On the day of death of one of the greatest cricketers ever, an Indian legend on air was found saying, how someone else was better than the deceased — reiterating that he has just one five-wicket haul in India. Well done, sir 👏🏻 #Gavaskar #ShaneWarne
— Ramachandra.M| ರಾಮಚಂದ್ರ.ಎಮ್ (@nanuramu) March 5, 2022
Sunil Gavaskar should retire from public speaking .. so shameful
— Rishi Kapoor (@Rishikapoor1980) March 4, 2022