Australian legend and Chennai Super Kings’ coach Mike Hussey raised some big question marks on whether India is a safe place to host the T20 World cup. During his time in India for the IPL, Hussey contracted the Coronavirus and after reaching his homeland, stated why he thinks India is unsafe for the World Cup.
Mike Hussey was of the view that the World cup should be shifted to UAE because if India faced difficulties managing 8 teams with little venues to move around to, then how are they going to manage 16 teams with many venues and cities to move around on.
This statement of India, unfit to host the World cup didn’t sit well with Sunil Gavaskar as he lashed at Hussey by saying;
“None of the Australian players had any problems when India toured Australia for three ODI, three T20Is, and four Test matches”. Gavaskar further said that nobody raised their voice when India played in Australia despite an upsurge in the Covid-19 cases.
“The Aussies had no compunction in going ahead with the money-spinning India tour even in cities where they had active Covid cases and again, whether it’s a few hundred compared to hundred thousand cases, the fact is nobody in Australia suggested that the India tour be called off”.
“India is going through a horrific time but there are still more than four months”:
“So, all that is asked for is a similar sympathetic consideration from all those who are trying to take it away from India. If the situation does not improve by August end then, by all means, take it to the UAE, the standby location for the event, but please don’t jump the gun now”.