Gavaskar wonders Duncan Fletcher's fate if he was an Indian

Under Fletcher, India had lost 10 out of the 22 Test matches, before the ongoing match in Mohali, having won only eight. The only away Test win was against West Indies nearly two years back just when Fletcher had taken charge.

updated: March 15, 2013 23:15 IST
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With the contract of Duncan Fletcher being extended by a year, NDTV expert Sunil Gavaskar expressed surprise at the decision while also giving his backing to the Team India coach.

"An Indian coach with that same record would not have got the extension. Have a look at the past - everytime an Indian coach has not done well on a single tour, he has been removed. Just see the way India lost to England and Australia away. Team did not even win the Asia Cup or any other title. They lost the tri-series in Australia too.

"It is a little bit hard to react since I did not know that it (Fletcher contract) was coming up for discussion (at BCCI Working Committee). Goodluck to him though as this gives him the opportunity to better his record over the next year," quipped the former Indian skipper.

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