Gavaskar questions no prize money to India after ODI triumph
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar lashed out at hosts Australia for not honouring the Indian team with any cash award after its historic ODI series...
Melbourne: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar lashed out at hosts Australia for not honouring the Indian team with any cash award after its historic ODI series triumph, saying the players deserve a share of the revenue they generate.
India beat Australia 2-1 for their maiden bilateral ODI series triumph Down Under. Man-of-the-match Yuzvendra Chahal and Man-of-the-series MS Dhoni were given USD 500 each for their performances in the post-match presentation.
The players donated their prize money to a charity. The team was presented just the winners’ trophy by former batsman Adam Gilchrist.
Gavaskar lambasted the hosts for not handing out any cash awards.
“What is USD 500 and it's a pity that the team has got only a trophy. They (organisers) earn so much money through broadcast
Why can't they give good prize money to the players? After all, players are the sole reason for the sport getting huge money (from sponsors),” Gavaskar said on ‘Sony Six’.