Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Former India captain and legendry batsman Sunil Gavaskar hit back at RCB star batsman Virat Kohli for his tirade against experts and analysts who were questioning him over his strike rate in the Indian Premier League (IPL) ahead of the T20 World Cup.

The Little Master also lashed out at the broadcaster for repeatedly airing the clip of Kohli’s rant ‘half a dozen times'.

"Commentators questioned only when his strike rate was 118. I’m not too sure. I don’t watch too many matches, so I don’t know what the other commentators have said otherwise. But if you come and open and then have a strike of 118 when you get out in the 14th or the 15th over, I mean, if you want applause for that, that’s a little bit different. That’s different," said Gavaskar.

"All these guys talk about, ‘oh we don’t care about outside noise’. Accha! Then why are you replying to any outside noise or whatever it is. We all played a bit of cricket, not a lot of cricket. We don’t have agendas. We speak about what we see. We don’t necessarily have any likes and dislikes. Even if we have likes and dislikes, we actually speak on what is happening," he added.