During a live Q&A on a television platform, the famous Sunil Gavaskar did not like a question from one of the spectators. Gavaskar, a media specialist, was discussing his opinions on India’s 15-person T20 World Cup roster, which was unveiled by the BCCI on Monday when a query about Harshal Patel caused the former India captain to get extremely irate. The fact that Harshal, who missed the Asia Cup 2022 due to a side strain, returned to the Indian team and would participate in his first series in Australia caused some viewers to have second thoughts.

The query said, “Harshal can be blasted for runs in Australia since he doesn’t have much speed and given the sort of pitches that are Down Under, hitters may attack him.” Gavaskar, though, had a suitable response to his inquiry.

We will find out once the competition begins. “Aagey jaa kar dekhenge na unki pitai kaise ho sakti hai. Aap ne pehle se hi tay kar diya, pitai hogi kyuki who slow bowling karte hain. Yaar pehle match toh hone do. How do you know he’s going to run before he does? You made a judgement based of how slowly he bowls. Let the game at least start initially. Then, yes, you may state that “This occurred, that occurred,” Gavaskar answered during the broadcast on Sports Tak.

With Hardik Pandya expected to fill in as the third pacer and Jasprit Bumrah also expected to return, Gavaskar believes India can even go in with a fourth seam option but it will depend on a few outside factors when the team opens its T20 World Cup campaign against Pakistan on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

India could even support Bhuvneshwar Kumar (as the fourth pacer). However, it will depend on the circumstances and the resistance. Include three pacers and one spinner if there is grass. You may choose one additional seamer if the weather is gloomy or dewy. It’s great that this well-rounded Indian team has so many choices, said Gavaskar.