Former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar had recalled the 'brain fade' incident as he brought out a remarkable statistic about Australia's DRS calls. During an exclusive interview with NDTV, Gavaskar pointed out the gloomy record of Steve Smith and Co. when it comes to taking a DRS call, especially after the 'brain fade' row.
Talking about the same, Gavaskar said, "After the brain fade incident, Australia have used 12 referrals and got just one right. I think they got seven out of 16 spots on before the brain fade controversy. I'm not sure of exact number. But you need to look at this a lot more closely.”
Gavaskar also lashed out on the Australian camp who are consistently criticizing the current Indian skipper Virat Kohli. He said, "Don't give importance to these guys. They are frustrated.”
Australian skipper Steve Smith’s ‘brain fade’ movement in Bengaluru when he asked for help to his teammates in the dressing room to take a DRS call. Kohli at the post-match press conference did not utter the word "cheat" but said it "falls in that bracket".
Gavaskar also criticized the ICC for not taking any action against Smith.
There have been a plethora of allegations and denials throughout the series and the dispute between rival skippers with the India captain alleging that his team's physio Patrick Farhart was "disrespected" by Australians during the 3rd Test in Ranchi.