Sunil Gavaskar slammed the MCC's recommendation that single-make balls be used in Test cricket, saying that it would be "unfortunate" if the suggestion, which will take away the challenge of playing in overseas conditions, is considered seriously.
Kapil Dev appeared on the Kapil Sharma show alongwith his 1983 World Cup-winning teammates Mohinder Amarnath, Sandeep Patil, Dilip Vengsarkar, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Roger Binny, Kirti Azad, Madan Lal, Syed Kirmani, Balwinder Sandhu and Yashpal Sharma.
Amidst the growing clamour for a boycott of all cricketing ties with the arch-rivals, Sunil Gavaskar stated that India can in turn hurt them them more by beating them and ensuring that they are dumping out of the global event.
India lost the Perth Test by 146 runs to allow the hosts to level the four-match series 1-1. India went in with four specialist pacers while Australia picked spinner Nathan Lyon who proved the difference.