Zaman's cap and Karthik's jersey made Sunil Gavaskar very angry
20 Sep 2018: Zaman's cap and Karthik's jersey made Sunil Gavaskar very angry
Zaman's rapper look when he wore his cap backside and Indian wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik's jersey with only his initials on it, didn't go down well with Sunil Gavaskar.
"Somebody, maybe the captain should tell him that that it's the national cap. He should wear it properly. You can do this in PSL (Pakistan Super League) may be, but this is the national team," he said.
Fact: "If you can't be cricketer, at least dress like one"
It's said that during his days as a young cricketer of Dadar Union Club, batting legend Gavaskar was given a piece of advice by Vithal 'Marshal' Patil, his club mentor. He told Gavaskar, "If you can't be a cricketer, at least dress like one."
Message for Karthik: A jersey identifies a player
The former Indian captain also commented on Karthik, whose jersey had his initials 'DK' instead of his full name. Interestingly, DK is also Karthik's nickname in the cricketing circuit.
"May be that's his nickname but since the jersey carries his number, people should identify with the name. Maybe with the name, he can have his initials," Gavaskar said sternly.
Fact: Respect your pullover
The 69-year-old is particular about the way players treat their jerseys. As a kid, he learned a lesson from his maternal uncle, Madhav Mantri, when he demanded to wear his India pullovers. "You need to earn that pullover to wear it," little Gavaskar was told.