The India tour of Australia has finally come to an end and if you’re an Indian Cricket Fan- There certainly couldn’t have been any better time to party!
Having said that, there is something which certainly did not go down too well with not only Indian fans but also former Indian Cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar. Did you know Mahendra Singh Dhoni got only 500 USD along with a trophy as an award for the man of the series?
The wicket-keeper batsman from India scored 193 runs in the entire series having being dismissed only once. As a result, he was awarded the man of the series award but the fact that he was just awarded 500usd certainly did not go down too well with ‘Sunny Bhai’.
In a recent Interview, Sunil Gavaskar slammed Cricket Australia for setting a reward so slow. He further added that considering how much money the Australian Board must have made with India touring them, it’s sad that all that money is going into their pockets instead.
The former Indian opening batsman also compared the same with the ongoing Wimbledon in Melbourne and let everyone know that the prize money which Dhoni got is not even 5% of what the players make in Wimbledon and he was furious with the Australian Cricket Board for pocketing everything and not looking after the players instead.
Meanwhile, the Indian Cricket Team is all set to go to New Zealand to play some more ODI cricket followed by some T20 cricket and it would be interesting to see how that goes. Yes, India will certainly start as favourites but New Zealand is one of those teams which has never been a ‘push-over’ and they always expect you to take them seriously. Meanwhile, we would love to know your opinion on this one. Do you think Sunil Gavaskar is right? Do let us know in the comments section below.