"It was quite clear that the spirit of cricket was breached. I think there should have been a sanction against Trott," Gavaskar said.
Gavaskar recalled a similar incident that had taken place in the past, during a match between England and Pakistan.
"The way he claimed it, I believe that we have seen in the past when there was a Pakistani wicketkeeper who appealed against Ian Botham. That was a similar situation and the English media tore him (Pakistan player) apart.
"I don't know what the English media has written now. I do believe if that particular thing needed a sanction (this should also)," he said.