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IND Vs AUS 2020-21: Aussie Presenter SLAMMED For Calling Sunil Gavaskar 'Sachin Tendulkar'

Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar, who is a part of the IND vs AUS 2020-21 broadcasting team, was addressed as Sachin Tendulkar by a presenter next to him.

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Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar enjoyed a glorious career that was filled with numerous prestigious accolades. The former cricketer has also remained active as a commentator post his retirement and had garnered immense popularity for his stints. The 71-year-old, who is a part of the broadcasting team for the India vs Australia Test match, was shockingly addressed as Sachin Tendulkar by an Australian presenter. 

IND vs AUS 2020: Australian commentator James Brayshaw lambasted for an embarrassing gaffe 

Sports commentary is often deemed as a challenging job, as it requires an individual to be attentive throughout the contest. There are a number of notable personnel in world cricket who are celebrated unanimously for their impeccable perfection when it comes to commentary. However, the nature of the gig always leaves room for error on several occasions. Presenter James Brayshaw was recently involved in a similar blunder. 

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While commentating in the ongoing India vs Australia 3rd Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground, James Brayshaw goofed up while welcoming Sunil Gavaskar in the commentary box. After a commentary change, Brayshaw referred to Sunil Gavaskar as Sachin Tendulkar. Former Australian bowler Damien Fleming, who was alongside Gavaskar noticed the error and questioned the presenter regarding it. The Australian had to face the wrath of cricket fans as they targeted the presenter for his mistake. 

James Brayshaw in his justification mentioned that he involved in a conversation surrounding Sachin Tendulkar only a little while ago, which led to the mix-up. However, Sunil Gavaskar took the while incident sportingly and revealed that he was rather flattered to be called Sachin Tendulkar. Both Gavaskar and Tendulkar have proven to be prolific run-scorers of their respective eras. There were a lot of comparisons drawn between the duo's playing style. Moreover, they also share the 'Little Master' tag. 

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Australian broadcasters have had to deal with a few different similar slips of late. On Friday, former cricketers Shane Warne and Andrew Symonds also stirred up a controversy after their derogatory remarks regarding Marnus Labuschagne were accidentally streamed live. The Foxtel-owned streaming service, Kayo Sports, was forced to put out an apology because of it.

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IND vs AUS 2020: India vs Australia 3rd Test 

The Australian cricket team have an upper hand in the ongoing third Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. After the end of Day 3, the Tim Paine-led side are currently leading by 197 runs. Despite losing their openers early, Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith have batted exceedingly well through a tough period to give their team an advantage over their nemesis. 

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