Sunil Gavaskar

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Sunil Gavaskar said : "Let me clarify. He didn't seek my council, I imposed myself on him. Look, I care for Indian cricket. He was walking past and he was staying in the same hotel so I told him maybe you should try something. I don't know whether he is trying it. It looks like he is. But look, at the end of the day, it's about how strong you are mentally and he has shown he is very strong mentally," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 3, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Virender Sehwag ) : "The discipline he has shown at the beginning of a five-day game - not everybody can be a Virender Sehwag, who can get away to a flying start – but at the start of the innings, the discipline around the off-stump is so important. Not looking to play across the line and then get out LBW to an incoming delivery. So that is what he has shown. He played straight and later on when the spinners came in, he took calculated risks going inside out. Brilliantly executed shots," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 3, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “At lunchtime, Rahane and Dravid would have been a touch worried, for Latham and Somerville had set up a perfect platform for the following batsmen to play their normal game and take New Zealand home. Then, inexplicably, the shutters were pulled down, and all that it did was allow Rahane to keep men in catching positions,” External link

india Tuesday, November 30, 2021 11:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “New Zealand managed to hold on by the skin of their teeth at Kanpur. Their timid batting after a terrific first session on the final day brought India back into the game, and once they started to get wickets in the second session, they simply piled on more pressure as they realized that the visitors were only keen on survival and not looking for a victory,” External link

india Tuesday, November 30, 2021 11:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “At lunchtime, Rahane and Dravid would have been a touch worried, for Latham and Somerville had set up a perfect platform for the following batsmen to play their normal game and take New Zealand home. Then, inexplicably, the shutters were pulled down, and all that it did was allow Rahane to keep men in catching positions,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, November 30, 2021 2:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar concluded ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “There is a place in the finals of the World Test Championships at stake for both these finalists, and so sharing the points will certainly make a difference as the series goes on,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, November 30, 2021 2:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "The injury to Mohammed Siraj gave an opportunity to Harshal Patel to show that he can do at the international level what he just did in the IPL. That one change in the playing XI may have happened because of an injury, but if there are no injuries, would Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma want to have a look at some others like Avesh Khan and play Ishan Kishan in Rishab Pant’s place?" External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 21, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "Eden Gardens has seen some spectacular debuts, including skipper Rohit Sharma’s Test debut, so don’t be surprised to see a couple of new faces in the final T20I," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 21, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “When he used to play, we used to think that till Rahul Dravid is at the crease, the Indian batting is safe and strong,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “So I think their bond will be quite good because both of them will understand each other well,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "When he used to play, we used to think that till Rahul Dravid is at the crease, the Indian batting is safe and strong. This is the reason why I believe that the new responsibility of head coach that falls upon him, he will be able to handle it in a similar way," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "If you look at both of their temperaments, they are quite similar. Rohit is of a quiet nature just like Rahul Dravid. So I think their bond will be quite good because both of them will understand each other well," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Definitely (will be one of the sought-after players). Don’t forget that there are two new teams as well. Don’t forget the experience he brings, he brings in leadership qualities as well. This is a format made for him. He is so energetic on the field. He would definitely be right at the top of people wanted by the two new teams or any other team because it doesn’t look that SunRisers are going to retain him,” External link

india Monday, November 15, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I really was not surprised to be honest because he hasn’t played any cricket in the interim. He hasn’t played in the IPL so hasn’t had any cricket under his belt in the last three or four months. On the other hand, the others who have been selected have had some cricket, not necessarily Test cricket, so maybe that’s the reason why they came into the picture,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 14, 2021 7:03:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I don’t think New Zealand will look to make too many changes unless they are struggling around the 13th and 14th over and have not got too many runs. Then they might have Neesham going up. We have seen the way Neesham turned the game around against England,” External link

news18 Sunday, November 14, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I think he is a fabulous talent. He can serve India in all three formats in the time to come. He has got the range of shots and great shot selection. He's got the technique and he has shown the temperament to deal with any kind of pressure. It's an exciting time to see how he develops as an international cricketer," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 12, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I am pretty certain that Rahul Chahar would be wondering what he has done that he's not in this 16 that has been announced. He was good enough to be in the 15 for the World Cup. He got one opportunity in which he gave away 7.5 runs an over. So he will be certainly wondering what did he do wrong. I hope that somebody from the selection committee would tell him the reason [why] he's out of this squad,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 10, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “New Zealand lost that game (2019 WC final) but won the hearts of cricket lovers across the world with the way they accepted that loss. They then made up for that defeat by winning the first-ever World Test Championship and now give themselves a chance to add the T20 trophy to their cabinet. It could well be the best game of the tournament. Sadly one of them has to lose” External link

india Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:41:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Long term would have been the case if the World Cup was maybe 2-3 years away. But the next World Cup is less than 12 months away so you don't need to look long-term there. Maybe for long-term you can look at 2023, but right now you have got to look for the best man who can take India to an ICC trophy and that is Rohit Sharma," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, November 9, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Having said that, maybe at that stage, when we talk about the workload factor, to take it easy, etc. So could some of the Indian players have not played the last few matches of the IPL? Could they have avoided playing that and kept themselves fresh for India? Well, that’s something that they will be able to answer. Particularly when you know that you may not be able to qualify, should some of the players have taken a break and given themselves one week, 10 days break to freshen up and recharge their batteries?” External link

dnaindia Monday, November 8, 2021 9:26:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Making too many changes in a team isn’t right, because it’s not like India lost all its matches. In two matches, the batters could not deliver what was expected of them and that is the reason that India is in such a state right now. The approach needs to change," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 8, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "The second and the most importantly, they should have players who are phenomenal in fielding. The way New Zealand fielding, saved runs, took catches… it stood out. Even if the attack is ordinary, the pitch is placid, good fielding can make a lot of difference. If you look at Indian team, except 3-4 outstanding fielders, you can’t depend on the rest to save runs or dive at the boundary," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 8, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “If our batting had flourished as it did against Afghanistan when they scored 200 then the dew factor doesn’t come into play at all because the bowlers have a cushion of 30-40 runs already. So even if they were taken for a few extra runs with the wet ball, those 40 extra runs would make the difference,” External link

india Monday, November 8, 2021 7:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I won't be surprised at all. Everybody knows that how crucial his match is for India's qualification. It is going to be watched by millions, perhaps even greater than the India-Pakistan game," "For the simple reason that most people in the subcontinent will be watching. People in Afghanistan will be watching. They all know India's chances of qualifying depends on this game. So I won't be surprised if it's the most-watched game in the World Cup maybe apart from India-Pakistan and the final," External link

dnaindia Sunday, November 7, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Indian cricket should be going ahead and ahead. He will bring his vast experience, the work ethic that he embodied when he played the game, the deep thinking about tactics and so on,” External link

india Thursday, November 4, 2021 5:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “You need to have some instinctiveness during matches but you also need to be able to plan and I think this and the win over Afghanistan is probably the best news Indian cricket has had over the last one week or so,” External link

india Thursday, November 4, 2021 5:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Indian cricket should be going ahead and ahead. He will bring his vast experience, the work ethic that he embodied when he played the game, the deep thinking about tactics and so on," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, November 4, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "You need to have some instinctiveness during matches but you also need to be able to plan and I think this and the win over Afghanistan is probably the best news Indian cricket has had over the last one week or so," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, November 4, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar concluded : “Having a look at the number of mystery spinners that Afghanistan themselves have, look at someone like Mujeeb and some of the others who they don’t play in the XI, they have a plethora of all these mystery spinners". "So it might be easy for them to pick someone like a Varun Chakravarthy. So definitely, I would look at someone like R Ashwin. If at all, they are looking for someone who will slow the pace down, they can look at Rahul Chahar,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 3, 2021 7:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Mohamed Chami ) : “Also, there is no harm in thinking of going with 3 spinners also. And maybe not have somebody like Sharul Thakur or Mohammed Shami. Go in with 2 seamers and 3 spinners because if Hardik can come in and 2 overs of medium pace, you will still have 3 medium pacers in the team,” External link

india Wednesday, November 3, 2021 5:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I don’t know if it is a fear of failure but I know that whatever changes they made to the batting order today did not work” External link

citizen Monday, November 1, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I don't know if it is a fear of failure but I know that whatever changes they made to the batting order today did not work" External link

geo-tv Monday, November 1, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Now what has happened is that Rohit Sharma has been told that we don't trust you to face the left-arm fast bowling of Trent Boult. If you do that to a player who has been playing at position for so many years, he himself will think that may be he doesn't have the ability," External link

timesofindia Monday, November 1, 2021 1:21:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I don't know if it is a fear of failure but I know that whatever changes they made to the batting order today did not work" External link

news24 Monday, November 1, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I don't know if it is a fear of failure but I know that whatever changes they made to the batting order today did not work" External link

timesofindia Monday, November 1, 2021 12:32:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Ishan Kishan is a hit-or-miss player and it is better if a batsman like him walks in No.4 or No.5. He could then play according to the situation of the game. Now what has happened is that Rohit Sharma has been told that we don’t trust you to face the left-arm fast bowling of Trent Boult,” External link

dnaindia Monday, November 1, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I don’t know if it is a fear of failure but I know that whatever changes they made to the batting order today did not work. Rohit Sharma is such a great batsman and he has been sent in at No.3. Kohli himself, who has made so many runs at No.3 demotes himself to No.4. A young player like Ishan Kishan has been given the responsibility of opening the batting,” External link

dnaindia Monday, November 1, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "Ishan Kishan is a hit-or-miss player and it is better if a batsman like him walks in No.4 or No.5. He could then play according to the situation of the game. Now what has happened is that Rohit Sharma has been told that we don't trust you to face the left-arm fast bowling of Trent Boult," External link

greaterkashmir Monday, November 1, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Ishan Kishan is a hit-or-miss player and it is better if a batsman like him walks in No.4 or No.5. He could then play according to the situation of the game. Now what has happened is that Rohit Sharma has been told that we don't trust you to face the left-arm fast bowling of Trent Boult," "If you do that to a player who has been playing at a position for so many years, he himself will think that maybe he doesn't have the ability. If Ishan Kishan had made 70-odd runs we would have applauded. But when the ploy doesn't work, you are going to be criticised," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 1, 2021 9:59:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Ishan Kishan is a hit-or-miss player and it is better if a batsman like him walks in No.4 or No.5. He could then play according to the situation of the game. Now what has happened is that Rohit Sharma has been told that we don’t trust you to face the left-arm fast bowling of Trent Boult,” External link

news18 Monday, November 1, 2021 9:15:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “I don’t know if it is a fear of failure but I know that whatever changes they made to the batting order today did not work. Rohit Sharma is such a great batsman and he has been sent in at No.3. Kohli himself, who has made so many runs at No.3 demotes himself to No.4. A young player like Ishan Kishan has been given the responsibility of opening the batting,” External link

news18 Monday, November 1, 2021 9:15:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “They wouldn’t be looking to make too many changes after a defeat for that is a sure sign of panic and frankly, there is no need for that. The only concern would be the shoulder injury to Hardik Pandya and he is reported to have bowled a few deliveries in the nets which encourages the belief that he could be the sixth bowler if required in the team,” External link

india Sunday, October 31, 2021 4:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar expressed : “What will be interesting to see is how Trent Boult bowls to Rohit Sharma. In the game against Pakistan Kane Williamson seemed to have erred in not giving the new ball to Boult. The white ball swings and seams for barely a few overs and your best bowler has to be given the hard new ball and not brought on after a few overs have been bowled,” External link

india Sunday, October 31, 2021 4:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “They wouldn't be looking to make too many changes after a defeat for that is a sure sign of panic and frankly, there is no need for that. The only concern would be the shoulder injury to Hardik Pandya and he is reported to have bowled a few deliveries in the nets which encourages the belief that he could be the sixth bowler if required in the team,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, October 31, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “What will be interesting to see is how Trent Boult bowls to Rohit Sharma. In the game against Pakistan Kane Williamson seemed to have erred in not giving the new ball to Boult. The white ball swings and seams for barely a few overs and your best bowler has to be given the hard new ball and not brought on after a few overs have been bowled,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, October 31, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "This is a great Indian team. Losing one game, it doesn't make them a bad team. They have the capabilities to win the next few games and qualify for the semifinals, let alone win the title. Just because they didn't perform, doesn't mean that this team isn't good," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, October 31, 2021 6:57:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “If you make changes, it will show that the team has panicked. There is no need to panic, because they have a good team. Yes, you’ve lost a match to a good team but that doesn’t mean that going forward, India won’t win the match or win the tournament. If you win the next four matches, you can make it to the semi-final and from there, possibly even the final. So, there is no need to make too many changes” External link

india Friday, October 29, 2021 10:43:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “If Hardik Pandya is not bowling – due to that shoulder injury he sustained in the match against Pakistan – Ishan Kishan has been in brilliant form so I will surely consider him ahead of Pandya. And perhaps, you can think of Shardul Thakur in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. But otherwise, if you make too many changes, then you will show the opposition that you have panicked,” External link

news18 Thursday, October 28, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “Having said that. If you make changes, it will show that the team has panicked. There is no need to panic, because they have a good team. Yes, you’ve lost a match to a good team but that doesn’t mean that going forward, India won’t win the match or win the tournament. If you win the next four matches, you can make it to the semi-final and from there, possibly even the final. So, there is no need to make changes,” External link

news18 Thursday, October 28, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Without a doubt. I don’t think anyone else even needs to apply anymore. The way he has handled the Under-19 team, given them direction, the manner in which he has worked at the NCA, it just shows his capability not only inside the ground but out of it as well. He is good at administrative duties too; he has that capability. And that is why I think him applying for the post is just a formality,” External link

india Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "Without a doubt. I don't think anyone else even needs to apply anymore. The way he has handled the Under-19 team, given them direction, the manner in which he has worked at the NCA, it just shows his capability… not only inside the ground but out of it as well. He is good at administrative duties too; he has that capability. And that is why I think him applying for the post is just a formality," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, October 27, 2021 5:11:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "It was a terrific innings because India had lost their openers in the powerplay itself, so there was a greater sense of responsibility on Kohli's shoulders because he now had to pace the innings he thought to repair the innings and also get India to a total which they could hope to defend. So, the way he paced his innings, the way he chose the shots to break free at times and the six that he hit off Shaheen Afridi. Absolutely amazing talent," External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "The way Shaheen Afridi was bowling, he was mixing it up quite well, he was angling the ball across the right hand and he was getting the ball to turn back in after pitching, not so much in the air because you don't get that much help in the UAE. That's why it was important for Kohli to try and step out so that he would be able to then negate the amount of swing that Shaheen Afridi was getting and that's how he was able to negotiate that and score runs off Shaheen Afridi," External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “It has absolutely been a hammering, as far as India is concerned. Hopefully, they will pick themselves up quickly because it’s important. You’ve got to forget what has happened in this game and focus on the next few games that are there,” External link

dnaindia Monday, October 25, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "India has a well-balanced team and its performances in the warm-up games have been outstanding so they definitely are the team to watch out for," External link

omanobserver-om Friday, October 22, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Dhoni should be bringing all his experience into play," "And helping with strategy especially in tough match situations" External link

omanobserver-om Friday, October 22, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "First and foremost it's a team that wins or loses a title not an individual," External link

omanobserver-om Friday, October 22, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Champions Trophy ) : "The T20 format is the hardest format to predict as the game can turn on its head in an over or two," "So no predictions but hoping that India will win the Trophy" External link

omanobserver-om Friday, October 22, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "One of India's weaknesses in knockouts has been the selection of final XI. Sometimes, it's also about the mindset. It is often said that 'runs on the board' matter a lot in the final, and that you should bat first. Even if you score 140, it is difficult for the opposition to maintain 7 rpo in the chase; specifically in international cricket," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 22, 2021 2:32:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “It’s very impressive because he has shown faith in the players. Look, you know the ability of the players and you also know that in this game of cricket, there will be days when a player doesn’t do well. He might be a brilliant fielder, but might drop catches and misfield. As a batsman, you could also get out to full-tosses. And also, for the bowlers, they may bowl the occasional bad ball which gets hit for sixes. But if you know as a captain a player’s capability, you allow them that bad day or a bad over and that is what Dhoni is so good as,” External link

india Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “With him what happens is that he just doesn’t put any pressure on his own team. He just lets them express themselves. It is so true in MSD’s case. He doesn’t seem to interfere at all in anybody’s gameplan. Every individual has his own gameplan. And once the captain is convinced that is how it is, he is not going to interfere,” External link

india Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "It's very impressive because he has shown faith in the players. Look, you know the ability of the players and you also know that in this game of cricket, there will be days when a player doesn't do well. He might be a brilliant fielder, but might drop catches and misfield. As a batsman, you could also get out to full-tosses. And also, for the bowlers, they may bowl the occasional bad ball which gets hit for sixes. But if you know as a captain a player's capability, you allow them that bad day or a bad over and that is what Dhoni is so good as," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "With him what happens is that he just doesn't put any pressure on his own team. He just lets them express themselves. It is so true in MSD's case. He doesn't seem to interfere at all in anybody's gameplan. Every individual has his own gameplan. And once the captain is convinced that is how it is, he is not going to interfere," "I have haven't been fortunate enough to have been in the same change room as MS Dhoni. But I just see the calmness that he brings to situations. He is not Captain Cool for nothing. There is never any panic. For the first time in that 19th over, when Thakur bowled wides, for the first time, I saw him diddle a bit because it was only delaying the inevitable" External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis were exceptional. They gave the ideal start for the CSK side in the powerplay and that could make all the difference. The best part was that they did not play rash shots in the powerplay and yet got the runs. One has to admit that the KKR bowlers were not up to the mark,” External link

india Friday, October 15, 2021 8:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He (Ashwin) is a very clever bowler. He knew exactly what to bowl to which batsmen. He was reading the batsman's mind. He knew Sunil Narine was going to come up and just go hard at everything, so he bowled him just a little bit wider, and he was caught by the fielder at long-on," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:22:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "He has given RCB that kind of profile, that brand recognition that very (few) cricketers have given to their franchise," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, October 13, 2021 11:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “He has given RCB that kind of profile, that brand recognition that very (few) cricketers have given to their franchise,” External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “Sachin Tendulkar would have wanted to finish with a hundred, he got 79 (Tendulkar scored 74) in Mumbai, his 200th Test match,” External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “Sachin Tendulkar would have wanted to finish with a hundred, he got 79 (Tendulkar scored 74) in Mumbai, his 200th Test match. 79 is not bad but somebody who is used to making hundreds would have wanted to get those extra 21 runs and then end his Test career there,” External link

india Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “He has given RCB that kind of profile, that brand recognition that very (few) cricketers have given to their franchise,” External link

india Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He has given RCB that kind of profile, that brand recognition that very (few) cricketers have given to their franchise. Everybody wants to finish on a high. But these things never always happen according to your or fans' wishes. Look at what happened to Sir Don Bradman. Just four runs were needed in his last innings and he gets out for a zero," External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "The script is not always written that way. Not everybody has this great fortune of going on a high. But can one ever dispute what he has done for RCB? He has done magnificently. There was one year when he got 973 runs, 27 runs short of 1000 runs. Nobody has done it, nobody looks like ever getting to 1000 runs." External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “He has given RCB that kind of profile, that brand recognition that very (few) cricketers have given to their franchise,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 12, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “Sachin Tendulkar would have wanted to finish with a hundred, he got 79 (Tendulkar scored 74) in Mumbai, his 200th Test match. 79 is not bad but somebody who is used to making hundreds would have wanted to get those extra 21 runs and then end his Test career there,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 12, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He (umpire) doesn’t have to give an explanation. He has taken a call, right or wrong, it’s his call,” External link

india Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He (umpire) doesn't have to give an explanation. He has taken a call, right or wrong, it's his call," External link

ibtimes-in Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Everybody wants to finish on a high. But these things never always happen according to your or fans’ wishes. Look at what happened to Sir Don Bradman. Just four runs were needed in his last innings and he gets out for a zero. Sachin Tendulkar would have wanted to finish with a hundred, he got 79 (Tendulkar scored 74) in Mumbai, his 200th Test match. 79 is not bad but somebody who is used to making hundreds would have wanted to get those extra 21 runs and then end his Test career there," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He doesn't have to give an explanation. He has taken a call, right or wrong, it's his call," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:56:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “There is no news yet about the availability of Andre Russell, but if he is fit, then he will bolster the middle-order for Kolkata. He is just the kind of player who can turn a match with both bat and ball, so Kolkata will be hoping he is fit,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 11, 2021 2:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Suresh Raina ) : “Coming to experience, the Chennai team would be contemplating the return of Suresh Raina in the playing XI. Raina is the match winner. Of course, in the last few years, he has struggled especially against the fast bowlers, but he has the ability to change the course of the match,” External link

india Sunday, October 10, 2021 9:31:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Suresh Raina ) : "Coming to experience, the Chennai team would be contemplating the return of Suresh Raina in the playing XI. Raina is the match winner. Of course, in the last few years, he has struggled especially against the fast bowlers, but he has the ability to change the course of the match," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, October 10, 2021 8:36:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “With the greatest respect, he (Bharat) is a promising young cricketer, this is his first time on the big stage. So far it has worked but like I said earlier on in the show as well, how can you have AB de Villiers batting at No.6,” External link

news18 Saturday, October 9, 2021 10:04:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He is so beautiful to watch. He is such a wonderful player. Such an innovative player, Mr. 360. You have someone like a Srikar Bharat batting at No. 3 or four. Come on. I mean, big respect to him; he is a promising young cricketer but this is his first big time. And he obviously has not gotten into the flow of things," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, October 9, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "There were so high expectations of him when Rajasthan picked him and I know it’s always not possible to live up to the high expectations. He is just the kind of cricketer who has always had the promise but very seldom has delivered in his entire cricketing career. It is not just about this IPL. There have been high hopes of him when he has played for South Africa but he hasn’t quite lived up to expectations," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 8, 2021 6:30:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar Answers : “Kohli is a bottom-hand player. He is doing well because of his fitness and it is supporting him. The moment he will face a decline, I don’t think Kohli can make a comeback. In fact, Babar is an upper-hand player like Sachin. His bat movement is fluent like Sachin. People say Kohli is better than Tendulkar. I say no. Virat does not even come close to Sachin. This is my opinion,” External link

india Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar Answers : “If all your eyes are turning towards Quinton de Kock at the top and if all eyes are turning towards Trent Boult as a wicket-taker in the powerplay, then you’ve got a problem. Mumbai Indians’ success has been built around the fact that they haven’t looked to overseas players to win the tournament. They have great overseas players, but the Indian players have come to the party and done the job,” External link

india Tuesday, October 5, 2021 5:47:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "That was clearly a no-ball. We’ve had a couple of decisions from TV umpires, which in these circumstances can make the difference between winning and losing, and that shouldn't happen," External link

Hindu Tuesday, October 5, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He doesn’t get the flexibility and option that is so required for somebody batting at No.6 or 7 like an all-rounder,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I think it looks to me like Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan have just relaxed a little bit after getting the India cap,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “I think that is where they have missed this time around, where their shot selection has not been exactly correct, and that’s why they’ve got out cheaply,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I think it looks to me like Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan have just relaxed a little bit after getting the India cap. They might not have, but some of the shots they are playing it looks like they are trying to play these big shots just because they are India players,” External link

india Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I think it looks to me like Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan have just relaxed a little bit after getting the India cap. They might not have, but some of the shots they are playing it looks like they are trying to play these big shots just because they are India players,” External link

india Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar concluded : “Hardik Pandya not bowling is a big blow, not just for the Mumbai Indians, but for India as well, because he was taken in the team as an all-rounder. And if you are in the team, batting at No 6 or No 7, and you’re not able to bowl, then it makes it difficult for the captain,” External link

india Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "That was clearly a no-ball. We've had a couple of decisions from TV umpires, which in these circumstances can make the difference between winning and losing, and that shouldn't happen," External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I think it looks to me like, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan have just relaxed a little bit after getting the India cap. They might not have, but some of the shots they are playing -- it looks like they are trying to play these big shots just because they are India players. " External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “Batting between the two of them is giving him that confidence, that comfort that ‘it is not entirely dependent on me to take the score to a big score. These two are capable of doing it as well.’ So that pressure is taken off his shoulders as well,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar pointed out : "I don't know what the soft signal was. There was no soft signal. This to me, is out," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, October 2, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Kolkata Knight ) : “In Venkatesh Iyer, Kolkata have unearthed a player who can be the all-rounder that India is looking for. His bowing is not express, but he gets the yorker right more than not and doesn’t let the batsman slog him. As a batsman, he plays upright, which gets into a great position to play the short ball, and he drives beautifully through the off-side like all left-handers seem to do,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 1, 2021 4:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar mentioned ( about Kolkata Knight ) : “Kolkata have done their chances of qualifying for the playoffs no harm after an excellent win in their previous match over the then table-toppers Delhi. It was just that the kind of hard-fought win that can boost a team’s morale and prepare it for sterner battles,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 1, 2021 4:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “I would also keep Rishabh Pant in mind,” External link

india Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He has been really impressive in the way he has led a star-studded Delhi team and the bowling changes that he has been making in the T20 format, using Nortje and Rabada in such a clever manner that actually shows a street-smart captain,” External link

india Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "There must be a formula to pick a winner in case of a drawn World Test Championship final. ICC's cricket committee should think and then take a decision," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, June 22, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "It seems that the World Test Championship final will end up as a draw and the trophy will be shared. This will be the first time that the trophy will be shared in a final," "To complete three innings in two days would be really difficult. Yes, if both teams bat really badly, the three innings could be completed" External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, June 22, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "There must be a formula to pick a winner in case of a drawn World Test Championship final. ICC's cricket committee should think and then take a decision," External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 22, 2021 12:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "It seems that the WTC final will end up as a draw and the trophy will be shared. This will be the first time that the trophy will be shared in a final. To complete three innings in two days would be really difficult. Yes, if both teams bat really badly, the three innings could be completed," External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 22, 2021 12:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “There must be a formula to pick a winner in case of a drawn World Test Championship final. ICC’s cricket committee should think and then take a decision,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “It seems that the World Test Championship final will end up as a draw and the trophy will be shared. This will be the first time that the trophy will be shared in a final,” “To complete three innings in two days would be really difficult. Yes, if both teams bat really badly, the three innings could be completed” External link

expressindia Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "There must be a formula to pick a winner in case of a drawn World Test Championship final. ICC's cricket committee should think and then take a decision," External link

Hindu Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "It seems that the World Test Championship final will end up as a draw and the trophy will be shared. This will be the first time that the trophy will be shared in a final," External link

Hindu Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "There must be a formula to pick a winner in case of a drawn World Test Championship final. ICC's cricket committee should think and then take a decision," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 22, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Kumar you know, with all these tributes paid to you earlier on, I just want to add mine and say, you have been an exceptional cricketer and during the turbulent times our game faced, you along with Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman to name just three, have been the conscience of international cricket. That’s the highest tribute I can pay you. As I said, our game went through turbulent times and you were there for it. Congratulations and welcome to the ICC Hall of Fame,” External link

island Tuesday, June 22, 2021 4:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “It seems that the World Test Championship final will end up as a draw and the trophy will be shared. This will be the first time that the trophy will be shared in a final. In football, they have a penalty shoot out or they have some other method to decide a winner. In Tennis, there are five sets and there is a tie-breaker,” External link

india Monday, June 21, 2021 10:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “There must be a formula to pick a winner in case of a drawn World Test Championship final. ICC’s cricket committee should think and then take a decision,” External link

india Monday, June 21, 2021 10:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Only explanation is that he was going for his fifty, he was looking to get a single to reach his milestone by a little dab on the onside. In the end, the ball bounced and he couldn’t control, in fact, the ball before that too he couldn’t control it,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 20, 2021 4:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "The first hundred is always the toughest one because that journey from scoring a half century to reaching three figures is not that easy," "Batsmen tend to feel settled somewhere around 70-80 run mark and start taking the bowlers on and lose their wicket in that way. He just needs to get his first hundred and then a lot more will follow" External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 20, 2021 5:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "This was a really tight one. Both Kumar Sangakkara and Sachin Tendulkar are icons of the game but the winner of the award is my fellow Mumbaikar Sachin Tendulkar." External link

irishsun Saturday, June 19, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "Yes, that will be the thinking of both the captains. It has been raining since yesterday so the groundsmen haven't got the chance to trim the grass and roll the pitch. There will definitely be some grass then. That's why I feel that as both India and New Zealand have brilliant new-ball attacks, they'll want to safeguard their own batters and field first (if they win the toss). If they can pick up 3-4 wickets in the first hour, the match will be in their control," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 19, 2021 4:57:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “See, they might have announced the team yesterday, [but] nothing is finalized until the captains share the sheets with each other during the toss. So, you can change the team till the very last moment. As a captain, when I used to be confused between playing a spinner or an extra batsman, I used to see the opposition’s eleven and scratch and change the team on my paper just before the toss,” External link

india Friday, June 18, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “New Zealand is a team that has invariably flown under the radar and thus underestimated by the opposition,” External link

gulf-times Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “In terms of match practise, yes, the Indians may feel a bit undercooked but they will be hungry to get into action,” “And will have the drive and energy since they haven’t played competitive cricket for over a month” External link

gulf-times Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "That (Ashwin and Jadeja together) also gives depth to the batting as well as give a fine balance to the bowling attack. For the series later (vs England) much will depend on the weather and pitch conditions," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "New Zealand is a team that has invariably flown under the radar and thus underestimated by the opposition," External link

afp-en Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "In terms of match practise, yes, the Indians may feel a bit undercooked but they will be hungry to get into action," "And will have the drive and energy since they haven't played competitive cricket for over a month" External link

afp-en Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "In Southampton, it's been boiling hot over the last few days so the pitch will definitely be dry and help spin as the match progresses, so yes both Ashwin and Jadeja will play," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "In his case, it’s always the first two-three overs. Those are the overs where his front foot is not quite getting to the pitch of the ball. But a couple of overs down the road, once his front foot starts reaching the pitch of the ball, then he is very good," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:58:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "His thing is that all the time he is looking to attack. So sometimes, the shot selection is where he gets out. But if he gets that right, then he can get as many as three hundreds in this five-Test series," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:58:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “India did have problems in New Zealand but unless the weather is wet and cold, they should be able to counter swing and movement in England,” External link

india Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "The hardest pitch that I have played on was in Chennai in 1978 against the West Indies. It was the fastest pitch that I played on. I’ve played at Sabina Park on a couple of occasions where the ball was flying. I’ve played at Perth. I’ve played at the Gabba where the ball was travelling," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 14, 2021 5:13:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Vinoo Mankad ) : “Vinoo Mankad’s legacy has been to tell the aspiring Indian cricketer to believe in oneself. He was a great proponent of self-belief,” External link

india Sunday, June 13, 2021 10:09:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : ”Two bowlers whom I feared in terms or pace, and quality of bowling. In terms of pace, I think Jeff Thomson was the quickest and in terms of the ability to get your out any time, it was Andy Roberts, with Malcolm Marshall, Richard Hadlee and Imran Khan just a bit below. But Andy had the great ability to get you out even if you’re past a 100. He was the bowler you had to be most watchful against,” External link

india Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Viv Richards ) : “Who was the best batsman that I saw? I think everybody agrees that it is Viv Richards for the way he dominated the opposition attack. Just took the game away. So he’s got to be the best opposition batsman that I have seen,” External link

india Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Two bowlers whom I feared in terms or pace, and quality of bowling. In terms of pace, I think Jeff Thomson was the quickest and in terms of the ability to get your out any time, it was Andy Roberts, with Malcolm Marshall, Richard Hadlee and Imran Khan just a bit below. But Andy had the great ability to get you out even if you’re past a 100. He was the bowler you had to be most watchful against," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Viv Richards ) : "Who was the best batsman that I saw? I think everybody agrees that it is Viv Richards for the way he dominated the opposition attack. Just took the game away. So he's got to be the best opposition batsman that I have seen," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I've been a terrible watcher of cricket, even when I was playing the game. If I got out, I would be watching the match very intermittently. I would watch for a while, then go inside the change room or read something or reply to letters etc. and then come out and watch again. So, I wasn't the ball-by-ball watcher, like say GR Vishwanath is. GRV or my uncle Madhav Mantri was a complete ball by ball watcher. And if you want to be a coach or a selector, you've got to be a ball-by-ball watcher. And therefore, I never even thought about it… being a coach," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Comparisons are always a little bit difficult but I think this is probably the finest Indian team that we have seen. It's such a well-balanced team. It's got champion batsmen, it's got champion fast bowlers, fabulous spinners. They've got a very good wicketkeeper. A young wicketkeeper who is going to dominate world cricket for a long, long time," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 5, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I am not too sure they will be able to dominate like West Indies did. They were winning all five Test matches, even Australian were, winning four out of five. I am not too sure if this Indian team can do that because of the fact that while they are actually a supremely talented team, there are at times inconsistencies that you see," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:51:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "That is the only thing that makes me hold my breath a little bit. But as far as the potential of this team is concerned, I think sky is the limit," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:51:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I'm not too sure they'll be able to dominate like West Indies did. They were winning all five Test matches, even Australian were, winning four out of five. I'm not too sure if this Indian team can do that because of the fact that while they are actually a supremely talented team, there are at times inconsistencies that you see. That is the only thing that makes me hold my breath a little bit. But as far as the potential of this team is concerned, I think sky is the limit," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 4, 2021 4:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I know a lot of people who played around my time, they're not happy with the T20 format, but I actually love it. I love it for the simple reason that you know it's a 3-hour game, and you get a result, and you get to see so much action. When somebody plays the switch hit and the reverse sweep, I’m out of my chair because I think those are fabulous and incredible shots, and it takes a lot of skill to be able to hit them for sixes," External link

dnaindia Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:59:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "Having moaned about the pitches in India earlier this year, it won't be a surprise if the groundsman in England leaves a little grass on the surface,” Gavaskar wrote in his column for The Telegraph. Also Read | Is England the 'final frontier' for Team India? Virat Kohli thinks otherwise The former India captain, however, said that grassy pitches are no longer a worry for Team India as they have the bowling unit to give ‘problems’ to the England batsmen. “That is no longer a worry as India have an attack that will also thrive on it and cause problems for the England batsmen too," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I know a lot of people who played around my time, they're not happy with the T20 format, but I actually love it. I love it for the simple reason that you know it's a 3-hour game, and you get a result, and you get to see so much action. When somebody plays the switch hit and the reverse sweep, I’m out of my chair because I think those are fabulous and incredible shots, and it takes a lot of skill to be able to hit them for sixes," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 5:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I know a lot of who played around my time, they’re not happy with the T20 format, but I actually love it. I love it for a simple reason that you know it’s a 3-hour game, and you get a result, and you get to see so much of action,” External link

india Wednesday, June 2, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “AB de Villiers, bat-like him, you know 360 degrees, play everything. I mean, just make it look as if you’re having a net. He makes it look so simple. He hits a fair distance, and he is very elegant as well. When he hits some of those shots, I love how his bat’s follow-through goes right over the shoulder. It’s not one of those punches; it’s like a proper shot. I love watching him bat,” External link

india Wednesday, June 2, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "The pessimists are suggesting that playing two Tests before the WTC finals will be a huge plus for the Kiwis as they will be match ready and better acclimatised to the conditions," External link

business-standard Sunday, May 30, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "The pessimists are suggesting that playing two Tests before the WTC finals will be a huge plus for the Kiwis as they will be match ready and better acclimatised to the conditions," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 30, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "The other factor that will work in the Indian team's favor is that they will be fresh and raring to go and that sheer energy and enthusiasm to be able to play the sport they love after a month's gap will more than makeup for any lack of match practice," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 30, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "The Aussies had no compunction in going ahead with the money-spinning India tour even in cities where they had active Covid cases and again, whether it's a few hundred compared to hundred thousand cases, the fact is nobody in Australia suggested that the India tour be called off. Not only that, even the Australian Open tennis tournament went ahead despite active Covid cases in Melbourne," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 29, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "As Mr. Cricket left for home shores he observed that it would not be possible to hold the ICC T20 World Cup in India in October this year. Yes, India is going through a horrific time with the virus spread but there are still more than four months to go for the mega event. More and more people are getting vaccinated and more and more cities and states are active in trying to control the spread," "In a country with a population as huge as India it is next to impossible to eradicate a disease but India in the past has combated successfully the SARS as well as bird flu. While some may argue that those were chicken feed diseases compared to Covid-19, the fact that India had controlled the first wave magnificently does give the confidence that the country can do it again but may take a little longer to do so" External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 29, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar stated : “The Bangalore team had a marvellous run thanks in the main to its batting dominated by the peerless AB de Villiers. Young Devdutt Padikkal got a terrific century and looks a great prospect for the future in all forms of the game,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:17:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Glenn Maxwell ) : “Glenn Maxwell was the surprise as he batted like he bats for Australia and not like someone who has accidentally strolled onto a village green and been asked to fill in to make 11 players. That he has the talent has been known for a while, but this was one season where he has also shown the inclination to make the most of that talent with admirable temperament,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:17:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar stated : “The Bangalore team had a marvellous run thanks in the main to its batting dominated by the peerless AB de Villiers. Young Devdutt Padikkal got a terrific century and looks a great prospect for the future in all forms of the game,” External link

india Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Glenn Maxwell ) : “Glenn Maxwell was the surprise as he batted like he bats for Australia and not like someone who has accidentally strolled onto a village green and been asked to fill in to make 11 players. That he has the talent has been known for a while, but this was one season where he has also shown the inclination to make the most of that talent with admirable temperament,” External link

india Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Mohamed Siraj ) : “Mohammed Siraj has gone from strength to strength after the tour of Australia and he was relentlessly at the batsmen even in the final over just as how he was at the first over of the innings,” External link

india Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Though the eye of the cyclone was about 120km southwest of the coast over the Arabian Sea and moving towards northwest direction towards Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat on Sunday afternoon, depression and strong winds led to heavy rains in the state's coastal areas and Malnad region," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 16, 2021 4:21:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Dakshina Kannada ) : "About 120 houses were damaged in Dakshina Kannada district due to heavy rains since Saturday. The affected people were shifted to relief centres set up by the state government in the district," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 16, 2021 4:21:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “All the other teams were in top form with last year’s disappointing team, Chennai Super Kings, looking like the champion it usually had been all these years. There was a renewed energy about the team this time, though there were no major changes to its squad,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar stated ( about Sam Curran ) : “Sam Curran continues to impress and improve with every game and bids fair to be considered a proper all-rounder now. It’s the final overs’ bowling that the side needs to strengthen as was evident in the match against Mumbai when, despite scoring 218, it lost the game off the last ball,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about David Warner ) : “Hyderabad will also get time to think about its decision to not just sack David Warner as the captain but even to drop him from the playing XI. Warner was getting runs but not in the same assertive manner of earlier years. Still, with little support from the others, those runs were precious. Yet, he was left out of the playing XI, which was strange. Without the cares of captaincy, he could have been the galvanizing batsman that the team needed,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 14, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “Sunrisers Hyderabad had a forgettable beginning and would have been relieved that the event had to be suspended...the suspension could well be a blessing in disguise as it allows time for a calm, cool and proper introspection rather than in the hurly-burly of the tournament itself,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 14, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about David Warner ) : “Hyderabad will get time to think about their decision to not just sack David Warner as the captain but even to drop him from the playing XI. Warner was getting runs but not in the same assertive manner of earlier years. Still, with little support from the others, those runs were precious. Yet, he was left out of the playing XI, which was strange. Without the cares of captaincy, he could have been the galvanizing batsman that the team needed,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “While the rights and wrongs of dropping him as captain could well be debated for long, the question that needs to be asked is if captains can be changed midway, why can’t coaches be treated the same? In football, the moment a team starts faltering, it’s the manager who is shown the exit door, so why not in cricket too?” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “The standout team Delhi Capitals under young Rishabh Pant. By the sixth game, one could see that he was getting tired of being asked about being captain. Every presenter at the post-game ceremony had the same question to him. What he showed was a spark that can become a roaring fire if allowed to burn naturally. Yes, he will make mistakes; which captain doesn’t?” External link

india Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “The standout team Delhi Capitals under young Rishabh Pant. By the sixth game, one could see that he was getting tired of being asked about being captain. Every presenter at the post-game ceremony had the same question to him. What he showed was a spark that can become a roaring fire if allowed to burn naturally. Yes, he will make mistakes; which captain doesn’t?” External link

news18 Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “The standout team Delhi Capitals under young Rishabh Pant. By the sixth game, one could see that he was getting tired of being asked about being captain. Every presenter at the post-game ceremony had the same question to him. What he showed was a spark that can become a roaring fire if allowed to burn naturally. Yes, he will make mistakes; which captain doesn’t?” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 13, 2021 5:27:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I think what I feel about Shubman Gill is that suddenly, the pressure of expectation is getting to him. Before this, it was different. He was just a young promising newcomer, but now with the performances in Australia, the expectation is that he is going to score, and maybe that pressure of expectation is weighing him down,” External link

india Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “He just needs to relax. He is just a 21-year-old kid. There will be failures and he has to learn from those failures. He’s just got to open and play freely, without worrying about expectations. The runs will come if he plays his natural game. Trying to play across the line and trying to score off every delivery because of the pressure of expectation, he’s actually getting himself out,” External link

india Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I think what I feel about Shubman Gill is that suddenly, the pressure of expectation is getting to him. Before this, it was different. He was just a young promising newcomer, but now with the performances in Australia, the expectation is that he is going to score, and maybe that pressure of expectation is weighing him down,” External link

news18 Sunday, May 9, 2021 5:15:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “He just needs to relax. He is just a 21-year-old kid. There will be failures and he has to learn from those failures. He’s just got to open and play freely, without worrying about expectations. The runs will come if he plays his natural game. Trying to play across the line and trying to score off every delivery because of the pressure of expectation, he’s actually getting himself out,” External link

news18 Sunday, May 9, 2021 5:15:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I think what I feel about Shubman Gill is that suddenly, the pressure of expectation is getting to him. Before this, it was different. He was just a young promising newcomer, but now with the performances in Australia, the expectation is that he is going to score, and maybe that pressure of expectation is weighing him down," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "He just needs to relax. He is just a 21-year-old kid. There will be failures and he has to learn from those failures. He's just got to open and play freely, without worrying about expectations. The runs will come if he plays his natural game. Trying to play across the line and trying to score off every delivery because of the pressure of expectation, he's actually getting himself out," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "The way he (Mayank Agarwal) was making rooms to play through the off-side, that’s his strength generally. But every time also the ball was also pitched in short, he was pulling the ball off the front foot. Something that they have all seemed to have picked from Rohit Sharma. Rohit Sharma is probably the best puller of the ball off the front foot and all the young Indians have picked it up from him," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 3, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar remarked ( about Mayank Aggarwal ) : "So, it’s very difficult to bowl a short of length delivery to them. Earlier on, a short of a length delivery, if you didn’t have a good pull shot, you could pretty much ensure of getting a dot ball or a single. But now what is happening, the short of length delivery is going into the stands with the way these pull it away from the front foot. And I was most impressed with those shots. The off drives, the cover drives we know that he can play but those pull shots played by Mayank Agarwal were breathetaking," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 3, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He has been in a tremendous right from the start of the season. He is carrying his form and he is not taking it easy at all. Sometimes, batsmen tend to take the good form for granted, get into bad habits. But he hasn’t got into any,” “Look at some of his shots. These are the shot which has always got runs. He hasn’t tried to do anything different. These are the shots that he plays in all forms of the games, in the longer formats as well. And they are paying for him and he is looking like a million bucks,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 3, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Shikhar Dhawan ) : “It’s so important. At the end of the day, a lot of times a set batsman gets out on the 15th or the 16th over and a new batsman has to come in and he doesn’t find it easy. The asking rate might be pretty much run-a-ball at that stage but even a new batsman coming in can find it difficult. So, if you are well set and you want to go, and finish it. And that’s what Shikhar Dhawan did,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 3, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "To be honest, they don’t have too many classy batsmen. I don’t know how many in the dugout they can look to and say, ‘Look… why don’t you come in and bat up the order.’ Because if you have a look at their batting, apart from Shubman Gill and Morgan himself, there is no class," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 30, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "There is Andre Russell down at five or six, and Dinesh Karthik… I would look at promoting Karthik up the order, because for simple reasons. There is Rahul Tripathi up. Sunil Narine at 4 or 5 whatever is a waste of space. It doesn’t make any sense having him there. If you want to have Sunil Narine, have him at the top of the order where he can throw his bat around, and maybe if he connects a few, that’s fine. But that has been KKR’s problem," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 30, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It stands right at the top, for the simple reason that when you're the first to get to a particular landmark, you're setting the bar for others. And now the others will want to get to 6000, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina, who have gone past 5000. They will be looking to get to 6000 because that is what the No. 1 player does," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “It’s amazing. It’s just magical. You can walk around the earth, just to see this man bat because he brings in so much. He gives you so much joy, he makes your jaw drop with the kind of audacity with which he plays some shots,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Rahul Tripathi ) : “Nitish Rana, in the years that he has been very successful for KKR, he has been batting at No.3. So, if Rahul Tripathi can open the batting, which he used to do earlier on for the other franchises, maybe that’s the way to go for him,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He was playing his shot well. He was being aggressive, which is his normal game. When you contribute towards teams win and steady the ship – because at one stage they were 3 wickets down and they needed that partnership between him and Rahul Tripathi – that steadied the ship and eventually to take your team home. That gives you a lot of confidence for the matches to come. I think, Morgan will be very pleased with the win and the way he contributed to that win,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “I think KKR have to make up their minds whether Sunil Narine opens the batting with Shubman Gill or Rahul Tripathi opens the batting. With Shubman Gill also – struggling and not quite there; maybe there is a case for Tripathi to open with Sunil Narine,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “It stands right at the top, for the simple reason that when you’re the first to get to a particular landmark, you’re setting the bar for others. And now the others will want to get to 6000, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina, who have gone past 5000. They will be looking to get to 6000 because that is what the No. 1 player does,” External link

news18 Sunday, April 25, 2021 7:10:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “To see the way he got to it was also amazing. He didn’t scratch about; he was hitting the ball fluently. Yes, he took a backseat as he himself said because Devdutt Padikkal was batting so well at the other end. And that’s what opening partnerships are all about. Therefore, this feat, as far as the IPL is concerned, I think every time you get to a particular landmark, the first is right at the top,” External link

news18 Sunday, April 25, 2021 7:10:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It stands right at the top, for the simple reason that when you're the first to get to a particular landmark, you're setting the bar for others. And now the others will want to get to 6000, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina, who have gone past 5000. They will be looking to get to 6000 because that is what the No. 1 player does," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 25, 2021 5:45:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "To see the way he got to it was also amazing. He didn't scratch about; he was hitting the ball fluently. Yes, he took a backseat as he himself said because Devdutt Padikkal was batting so well at the other end. And that's what opening partnerships are all about. Therefore, this feat, as far as the IPL is concerned, I think every time you get to a particular landmark, the first is right at the top," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 25, 2021 5:45:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ravi Shastri ) : "Just 10-15 minutes with Ravi Shastri after a practice session. You know Ravi has got the ability to give so much confidence to youngsters, it's unbelievable," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 24, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "That's what these youngsters need to do. Spend as much time as possible with Ravi Shastri and Bharat Arun. There are no better persons than these two when you are having self-doubts," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 24, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ravi Shastri ) : “Just 10-15 minutes with Ravi Shastri after a practice session. You know Ravi has got the ability to give so much confidence to youngsters, it’s unbelievable,” External link

india Saturday, April 24, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ravi Shastri ) : “If he (Shastri) believes in their ability and talent, there is no better man than Ravi Shastri to give encouragement to that youngster. He will scold you, tell you off but at the same time, he will tell you what you can do to get better, he will actually demonstrate to you,” External link

india Saturday, April 24, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “That’s what these youngsters need to do. Spend as much time possible with Ravi Shastri and Bharat Arun. There are no better persons than these two when you are having self doubts,” External link

india Saturday, April 24, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ravi Shastri ) : “Just 10-15 minutes with Ravi Shastri after a practice session. You know Ravi has got the ability to give so much confidence to youngsters, it’s unbelievable,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 24, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ravi Shastri ) : “If he (Shastri) believes in their ability and talent, there is no better man than Ravi Shastri to give encouragement to that youngster. He will scold you, tell you off but at the same time, he will tell you what you can do to get better, he will actually demonstrate to you,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 24, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “That’s what these youngsters need to do. Spend as much time possible with Ravi Shastri and Bharat Arun. There are no better persons than these two when you are having self doubts,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 24, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I was with my wife at Lord’s watching the 2017 Women ODI World Cup final. What I saw was that English girls came hard at your lower order and intimidated them with their attitude,” “I would want the girls to glare back at the opposition instead of looking down. I feel body language is a very important aspect. Look at Virat Kohli, he stares at opposition and the rest of the team does that” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 24, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ravi Shastri ) : "Just 10-15 minutes with Ravi Shastri after a practice session. You know Ravi has got the ability to give so much confidence to youngsters, it's unbelievable," External link

Hindu Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ravi Shastri ) : "If he (Shastri) believes in their ability and talent, there is no better man than Ravi Shastri to give encouragement to that youngster. He will scold you, tell you off but at the same time, he will tell you what you can do to get better, he will actually demonstrate to you," External link

Hindu Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "I was with my wife at Lord's watching the 2017 Women ODI World Cup final. What I saw was that English girls came hard at your lower order and intimidated them with their attitude," "I would want the girls to glare back at the opposition instead of looking down. I feel body language is a very important aspect. Look at Virat Kohli, he stares at opposition and the rest of the team does that" External link

Hindu Saturday, April 24, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It's great that Maxwell has come good. It has taken the pressure off Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. They know that they can rely on one more batsman to get the runs. Last time, there was Padikkal at the start of the innings who was getting the runs but this time, Maxwell has been batting extraordinarily," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar explained : "He's doing it very well, scooping on the off-side over that inner ring and that means he's another 360-degree player. What do the bowlers do they have to bowl to two 360-degree players, " "Also, when there's a classical Virat Kohli at the top of the order and when there's a Padikkal. Maxwell and de Villiers are the key because they bat in the last seven-eight overs and they are the ones who take the score to a lot more than what the oppositions expect" External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “First and foremost, the captain has to stand up and deliver. He did it in the first game, but that has been the problem with him,” External link

khaleejtimes Friday, April 23, 2021 5:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "So therefore, I think if the captain leads by example, the captain scores runs because he is the one class act in the team," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, April 23, 2021 5:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar pointed out : "Yes there is David Miller, there is Chris Morris who can come in and smash a few but at the top of the order, they need to get it right because what happens is that they have a little problem at No 5, 6 and 7. They don't really have any finishers and that is the reason it is so important that the captain at the top of the order gets you lots of runs," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, April 23, 2021 5:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “That is one of the reasons why he has not been featuring in the Indian team is that he scores runs in one game and then he looks to do it and carry on as if he’s batting in the next game from the same game, and that’s how he keeps getting out,” External link

news18 Friday, April 23, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Won’t be surprised if he plays for India in any of the formats because he has got the class and the ability to do that. He is a heavy scorer in first-class cricket and Ranji Trophy as well gets big hundreds. In 50-overs cricket, he gets lots of runs and hundreds. Here, in the T20 domestic tournaments, he got lots of runs. So, I won’t be surprised if he is there sooner rather than later," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 23, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "Karnataka has always produced a terrific line of batsmen. Gundappa Vishwanath, Rahul Dravid… then KL Rahul. And if KL Rahul, you know, some of the stars need to believe in themselves a little bit more. Sometimes you get the feeling that he doesn’t believe in himself. He is such a talented player And there is Mayank Agarwal, there is Karun Nair who got a triple hundred, he also needs to get his act together. It’s a terrific batting line-up Karnataka have," "And Devdutt Padikkal is another one in that long line of batsmen who have delighted the Indian cricket lovers" External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 23, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "First and foremost, the captain has to stand up and deliver. He did it in the first game but that has been the problem with him. That is one of the reasons why he has not been featuring in the Indian team is that he scores runs in one game and then he looks to do it and carry on as if he’s batting in the next game from the same game, and that's how he keeps getting out," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 22, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar pointed out : "So therefore, I think if the captain leads by example, the captain scores runs because he is the one class act in the team… yes there is David Miller, there is Chris Morris who can come in and smash a few but at the top of the order, they need to get it right because what happens is that they have a little problem at No 5, 6 and 7. They don't really have any finishers and that is the reason it is so important that the captain at the top of the order gets you lots of runs," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 22, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "It is (special). The whole of India loves watching him bat. He has got something special. The more he gets to bat, the better he is going to be as the tournament progresses. And we will probably see a lot more sixes and boundaries coming off his bat the more we saw him bat at No. 4 or No. 5," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 22, 2021 2:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ravindra Jadeja ) : “Dhoni deserved to win. In his 200th match as captain of CSK, he was spot on with almost everything. The bowling changes, the field placements. Look at the way he placed Jadeja, he took 4 catches and apart from them, he saved so many boundaries. That’s important, you have to have the right fielder at the right position,” External link

news18 Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “The bowling changes he made (was brilliant). The moment the ball was changed after Jos Buttler hit that six and a dry ball came, he said it in Hindi to Jadeja that the next ball will turn and it did turn. Jos Buttler got out and then he gave the ball to Moeen Ali. A dry ball for a spinner… Again, brilliant captaincy from Dhoni,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "This is a poor delivery because if you are going to bowl the bouncer, you have got to bowl it around the off stump," External link

khaleejtimes Monday, April 19, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar recalled : "I was sitting next to Jhye Richardson in the Dubai to Mumbai flight about 8-10 days ago," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 12, 2021 5:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Sam Curran ) : “As far as Chennai Super Kings are concerned, MS Dhoni has to take a call on his batting order. Deep down, he might be thinking he is going to bat only the last 4-5 overs. But he also needs to guide the team a little. He is got a team of some youngsters, even Sam Curran is not too old when it comes to international experience. But he batted really well, so yes, maybe have Curran bat higher up the order,” External link

india Sunday, April 11, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Sam Curran ) : "I think as far as CSK is concerned, MS Dhoni also has to take a few calls about his batting order. He came down and he thinks maybe he should bat only for the last four-five overs. But I think he also needs to guides the team a little bit. He has a team of youngsters, some of them are pretty young. Even Sam Curran is not too old as far as international cricket is concerned, and he batted so well. So, yes, maybe he look at having Sam Curran up the batting order at no. 3 or 4 just like he was in the UAE," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:07:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “The one thing I would like Rishabh Pant to do when he goes out for the toss is that if there is no social distancing , I just want him to make sure that he doesn’t allow MS Dhoni to put his arms around his shoulders. That sometimes can be a sign of somebody who is saying ‘Listen, you’re a little guy, I’m the big guy’. So that little worry signal he should try and avoid,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 10, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “It’s going to bring to the table an exciting game for sure. The one thing I would like Rishabh Pant to do when he goes out for the toss is that if there is no social distancing, I just want him to make sure that he doesn’t allow MS Dhoni to put his arms around his shoulders. That sometimes can be a sign of somebody who is saying ‘Listen, you’re a little guy, I’m the big guy’. So that little worry signal he should try and avoid,” External link

news18 Saturday, April 10, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “He should walk a little distance away from MSD because now this is a big match. He should not be overawed by anything. Rishabh Pant hardly ever is overawed by anything. My feeling is that there might be just that little bit of respect. But it has to be off the field. On the field you have to play your best and Pant has to now see that he has his team don’t get overawed by the aura of MSD. They go and play their natural game, aggressive game,” External link

news18 Saturday, April 10, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It's going to bring to the table and exciting game for sure. The one thing I would like Rishabh Pant to do when he goes out for the toss is that if there is no social distancing, I just want him to make sure that he doesn't allow MS Dhoni to put his arms around his shoulders. That sometimes can be a sign of somebody who is saying 'Listen, you're a little guy, I'm the big guy'. So that little worry signal he should try and avoid," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 10, 2021 5:51:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "He should walk a little distance away from MSD because now this is a big match. He should not be overawed by anything. Rishabh Pant hardly ever is overawed by anything. My feeling is that there might be just that little bit of respect. But it has to be off the field. On the field you have to play your best and Pant has to now see that he has his team don't get overawed by the aura of MSD. They go and play their natural game, aggressive game," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 10, 2021 5:51:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I am sorry if I missed out on any players. I have never been a selector in my life, and I now understand how hard it is to pick a team,” External link

india Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I think Mumbai Indians will be hard to beat. We have seen their players coming to form. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav, the way they batted. Mumbai Indian players, who took part in this T20I series and ODI series [vs England], have shown they are in good form,” External link

news18 Tuesday, March 30, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “The way Hardik Pandya has come to the party not just for Mumbai Indians, it was important for Indian cricket to see him bowl nine overs. It means he is ready to play nine overs. It (the World Test Championship final) is going to be in June, there is still time for that but the way he has come back is very good for Mumbai and Indian cricket,” External link

news18 Tuesday, March 30, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Mumbai Indians will be hard to beat. We have just seen their players coming to form. Ishan Kishan, Suryakunar Yadav the way they have batted. Hardik Pandya the way he has come today," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, March 30, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Not just for Mumbai Indians, it was important for Indian cricket to see Pandya bowl 9 overs. That shows that he is ready to play in the Test format as well. It's [the WTC final] in June, there is still time. But the way he’s come back that is very very good for Mumbai Indians as well as India cricket. " External link

dnaindia Tuesday, March 30, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Mumbai Indians will be hard to beat. We have just seen their players coming to form. Ishan Kishan, Suryakunar Yadav – the way they have batted. Hardik Pandya – the way he has come today," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 30, 2021 5:50:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I’ve always said that a captain is always as good as the team and he’s got a terrific team under him. He has got a couple of terrific opening batsman; the middle order is very good. He’s got a bowling attack which has plenty of variety. He has got an outstanding fielding unit. He’s got a wicketkeeper who is very good and who can come in down the order to bat and pummel the bowling along,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 29, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar explained : “So, the full balance of the team has been fantastic. And when you have something like that, you will win more matches than lose. And that is exactly what’s happening. Not everybody will be able to play to their potential,” “In a game of cricket, not XI players will be successful but if four players are successful – say two from the bowling and as many from the batting – then you are going win more matches than losing. India has some fabulous match-winners with the bat and with the ball and that is reflecting in the results” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 29, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Very, very impressed. He is carrying on the good form he has been in the past three-four months. Most of all, he is playing smart and intelligent cricket. He is not trying to slog every ball," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “When you talk about workload management, you’ve got to look at the balance of your team and if the balance of the team means that the workload management man does not fit into the Playing XI, he shouldn’t be playing in the XI. The workload can then be managed in the IPL for the following matches. If he plays for India, and he’s an all-rounder, he should be available to bowl three-four overs,” External link

news18 Sunday, March 28, 2021 3:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "When you talk about workload management, you’ve got to look at the balance of your team and if the balance of the team means that the workload management man does not fit into the Playing XI, he shouldn’t be playing in the XI. The workload can then be managed in the IPL for the following matches. If he plays for India, and he’s an all-rounder, he should be available to bowl three-four overs," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar explained : "I totally agree that he maybe is not ready to bowl a full quota of 10 overs, but if one of the bowlers gets hammered, then you want somebody to come and fill in for those three four overs. Hardik Pandya has to it, India have to use him because this workload management this is… if it’s at the cost of the Indian team… then that is not the correct thing as far as I’m concerned," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I tell you what, with those seam up deliveries, he is someone that the Indian selection committee must consider seriously for the red ball (Tests) as well," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 5:18:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I will say the Indian bowling was probably a little weak because Krunal Pandya cannot be your fifth bowler, he cannot be a bowler who bowls 10 overs. You need a bowler like Yuzvendra Chahal on such pitches, who can bowl 10 overs.” External link

news18 Saturday, March 27, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : ”There was no pressure on Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow. If the Indian team had a spin bowler, like Yuzvendra Chahal or Ravindra Jadeja, the story might have been different,” “If you are going to bat Krunal Pandya at No.7, you will have to see him as a bowler who can bat. But is that the correct number for him? If you are playing him as a batsman at No.5 or No.6 and if he has to bowl 4-5 overs, it is fine but the Indian team needs to have five bowlers and the sixth can be Hardik Pandya, who can bowl 3-4 overs” External link

news18 Saturday, March 27, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I will say the Indian bowling was probably a little weak because Krunal Pandya cannot be your fifth bowler, he cannot be a bowler who bowls 10 overs. You need a bowler like Yuzvendra Chahal on such pitches, who can bowl 10 overs. " External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 27, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "There was no pressure on Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow. If the Indian team had a spin bowler, like Yuzvendra Chahal or Ravindra Jadeja, the story might have been different," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 27, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "If you are going to bat Krunal Pandya at No.7, you will have to see him as a bowler who can bat. But is that the correct number for him? If you are playing him as a batsman at No.5 or No.6 and if he has to bowl 4-5 overs, it is fine but the Indian team needs to have five bowlers and the sixth can be Hardik Pandya, who can bowl 3-4 overs," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 27, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I tell you what, with those seam-up deliveries, he is someone that the Indian selection committee must consider seriously for the red ball (Tests) as well," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 27, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I tell you what, with those seam up deliveries, he is someone that the Indian selection committee must consider seriously for red ball (Tests) as well,” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 27, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “You have not scored a run, and just come in and pushed at it, as if there was no fielder at backward short leg. It looked to me as if it was the shot of a person uninterested,” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 27, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “With those seam-up deliveries, he is someone the Indian selection committee must consider seriously for red-ball cricket (Tests) as well. Just like Jasprit Bumrah, from T20s and ODIs, has now become India’s premium bowler in the Test format, Prasidh Krishna, with his pace and the seam-up position could be a very, very good red-ball bowler as well,” External link

news18 Saturday, March 27, 2021 11:49:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "What's he trying to do? First ball, he should be looking to play a soft defensive shot. There is a fielder there at backward short leg. Uninterested," External link

Hindu Saturday, March 27, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Well, he will be disappointed to an extent. Because when you are batting so well, have done the hard work, you have got to 60. The batsman of that caliber of that greatness will always go on to get three-figure innings. He hasn't been able to quite get that," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 26, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "He (Kohli) will be happy that he is building a partnership. That England, despite getting early wickets have not been able to go through the batting line-up. He is helping the team get a platform on which the likes of Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya can play the big shots and take India past 300," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 26, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Yes, there has been so much talk about his age. He is 35, and he will turn 36 in December. ‘Should he be there for the next World Cup look at 2023?’ All those talks would have been around. To forget all that and focus on what he can do best was good to see,” External link

india Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "It was very good to see the way he [Prasidh Krishna] came back. He did that with a purpose. When he bowled from the pavilion end, he was hammered. But when he came back from the hill end, he got the bounce and got the ball in the right areas," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Krunal took the initiative and eased it for KL Rahul. That’s what team spirit is all about – easing the pressure off your teammate. That’s why his batting was so impressive,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:51:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Murali Kartik ) : “The emotions well up. He has lost his father just months ago, so the emotions are raw. It was great of Murali Kartik to not carry on with the proceedings and allow him to go and prepare to bowl,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, March 23, 2021 3:37:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Your best batsman should bat the most number of overs in limited-overs cricket. So it was very important for Virat Kohli to bat at the top of the order. So maybe, KL Rahul’s loss of form has been a blessing in disguise because this has given us an opening combination to look forward to,” External link

india Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I would persist with this opening formula. Look at the way they fed off each other. You could see the interaction between the two of them, whenever each of them got the big shot going,” External link

india Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “When that happens, when two leaders of the team show the way, it becomes easier for the guys coming down the order. With Suryakumar Yadav, in India colours and playing those cameos, it’s really good,” External link

india Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “Like when Sachin Tendulkar was batting down the order in ODIs and then he was sent up to open the batting and what a transformation it had not just on his batting but the whole team. So clearly, your best batsman have to bat as many overs as they can,” External link

news18 Sunday, March 21, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Axar Patel has grabbed his opportunities. He has taken 27 wickets, he has also shown that he can bat well and he is also a very good fielder, probably not as good as Ravindra Jadeja," "It's not going to be easy for Ravindra Jadeja to break into the team because if you go by form, with him not having played much cricket, the Indian think tank might want to retain Axar Patel," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 9, 2021 12:23:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It's always good to have two players fighting for one place because that means that complacency will not set in," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 9, 2021 12:23:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Back foot means you are actively pressing back, gaining time and distance to manoeuvre the ball by creating your own length. Not just standing back. Kohli did that. He used the depth of the crease absolutely brilliantly,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 8, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar says : “Whatever happened to ‘what happens on the stay on the field stays on the field’? Is it only applicable when Australians say something, and not when others say something to them?” External link

expressindia Monday, March 8, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Kapil Dev ) : “As far as Kapil Dev is concerned, this has been something a myth that has been spread for a long, long time. I did not propose dropping Kapil Dev. I was part of the selection committee as the Indian captain and as the Indian captain, I can join the selection committee I do not have a voting right. I'm just co-opted to the selection committee. The proposed action to drop Kapil there was proposed by somebody else, another selector,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 8, 2021 9:41:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Kapil Dev ) : “Yes, there was there were all kinds of canards being spread around that time about the relationship between Kapil and myself. We are we have always had a relationship of mutual respect. It still is one of mutual respect. His circle of friends was different. He was 10 years younger than me his circle of friends, even now is different. But that doesn't mean that you know, we don’t like each other or whatever it is, it was just spread and sadly it has remained much in the same case that there is talk about two of our stalwarts in the current Indian team as well as that they don’t get along,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 8, 2021 9:41:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Every school kid’s dream is to play for India. That was my dream as well,” External link

news18 Saturday, March 6, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Every school kid’s dream is to play for India. That was my dream as well,” External link

news18 Saturday, March 6, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "They just have spun a web around the England batsman in the entire series, except maybe for the first time. The ball has spun a little bit and they have made the most use of that," "In fact, there is little more in it for them. They have bowled straight deliveries, the one that bowls with the arm, with Ashwin being such a specialist at it. And then Axar Patel doesn't turn the ball much, but when he lands it in a particular area, it gets a turn, so the batsman does not know what to do," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Every school kid’s dream is to play for India. That was my dream as well,” External link

news18 Saturday, March 6, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I can’t still believe 50 years have gone past. It almost feels like yesterday. Every school kid’s dream is to play for India. That was my dream as well,” External link

news18 Saturday, March 6, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “I was given the India cap along with the blazer as well as the sweaters before the start of the tour. I had kept that cap in my kit bag, I was determined not to use it till I actually played for India. To put it on Day 1 was just an amazing, amazing feeling,” External link

news18 Saturday, March 6, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He took the attack by the scruff of the neck but before that he was actually accessing everything out, what the pitch is doing, what the bowlers are doing. He recognized the fact that England were handicapped by the fact that they didn’t have too much confidence in their off-spinner Dom Bess. They were restricted to only 3 bowlers plus Joe Root and therefore, he took his time,” External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, March 5, 2021 11:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "Mr Bachchan still is India's greatest icon and the late Kishore Kumar is evergreen and unforgettable. So if you ask me, I am humbled to have been even thought of in the same bracket," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 5, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Kishore Kumar ) : “Mr Bachchan still is India’s greatest icon and the late Kishore Kumar is evergreen and unforgettable. So if you ask me, I am humbled to have been even thought of in the same bracket,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 5, 2021 3:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "The discussion should have been around bowling and batting. The batsmen got bowled or were given LBW, how can we call it a bad pitch. Why do we give this much importance to foreign players? Why should we discuss what they are saying," External link

business-standard Friday, March 5, 2021 10:17:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "It's just a bad patch that anybody can go through. Expectations after the Australia tour were sky high, maybe he's feeling the pressure of those expectations," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 5, 2021 7:16:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "Also he needs to play a bit straight at the start of the innings, he is playing across the line at the moment which is getting him into trouble," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 5, 2021 7:16:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "The bowler said something to the batsman, the batsman said something to the bowler, and it can spill over," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:16:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I don’t think the pitch will be very different from what we have already seen because it is the same square on which eleven pitches are there, out of which we are going to play on one more pitch. What will happen is that unless there is a lot of rolling done, unless there is a lot of watering done at the same time, this pitch will become drier and then help the ball to turn a little bit more,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 1, 2021 2:59:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "As you say, Geoffrey, Nasser, and, Athers have spoken fairly. The rest of the criticism is not really worth taking your headphones off to listen to," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 27, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It was not a pitch where the ball was misbehaving constantly. Nothing was kicking up alarmingly. " External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 27, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “He [Axar] recognised the fact that the odd ball is turning which is creating a doubt in the batsman’s mind. So, he just kept bowling the same line and same length. So, that’s the best part of his bowling. He knows that this is his strength and he bowls to his strength,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “With experience, with more Test matches that he plays, he will obviously add a little more variety. Right now, at his second Test, his strength is his accuracy and that is what he needs to keep doing,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar commented : “There was conclusive overwhelming evidence that he hasn’t caught the ball,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:05:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ravindra Jadeja ) : “I somehow don’t think he will now make a comeback in the Indian limited-overs team because India have found in Hardik Pandya the all-rounder at No.7, there is Ravindra Jadeja and then they will have three seamers or maybe one spinner and two-seamers,” External link

india Monday, February 22, 2021 9:35:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ravindra Jadeja ) : “I somehow don't think he will now make a comeback in the Indian limited-overs team because India have found in Hardik Pandya the all-rounder at No.7, there is Ravindra Jadeja and then they will have three seamers or maybe one spinner and two-seamers,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 22, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I don't think he will fit into the squad at the moment and therefore, he will be a Test match player for the next half a dozen years at least,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 22, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ravindra Jadeja ) : "I somehow don't think he will now make a comeback in the Indian limited-overs team because India have found in Hardik Pandya the all-rounder at No.7, there is Ravindra Jadeja and then they will have three seamers or maybe one spinner and two-seamers," External link

news18 Sunday, February 21, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I don't think he will fit into the squad at the moment and therefore, he will be a Test match player for the next half a dozen years at least," External link

news18 Sunday, February 21, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I’m not sure if Hardik Pandya is fit enough to bowl, because if he is, he can also slot in and India might actually go with a combination depending on the surface. I don’t know what the surface at the new Motera will be like, but my feeling is that they will definitely go with three seam bowlers and two spinners,” External link

india Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Jasprit Bumrah will be there. You're looking at three seam bowlers for sure. It's a pink ball Test so maybe one of the spinners will find themselves out of the team. Most likely it will be Kuldeep, because he hasn't had too many opportunities, and Axar and R Ashwin. Ashwin you can’t drop for the next five years. So that will be the attack," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 17, 2021 8:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Some of them are saying that – but you have a seeming pitch in England. Australia get dismissed for 46 – the ball keeps seeming all throughout. No one talks about that. It’s always about Indian pitches, and when the ball starts to turn, people pose a problem,” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “Yes. One or two who we know who don’t like India, who don’t like England, so they always have a go at India and England, so that’s fine. We ignore them because we know the double standards. But basically, we saw with Rohit Sharma’s innings, if pitch was impossible, nobody would have scored 330,” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “This was a fabulous innings, this was where he walked the talk. Yesterday at the media conference, he was asked about the pitch and he said it was like a seaming pitch. 'All you got to do is show a little bit of patience, get used to the pitch and then start scoring runs'. That's exactly what he showed,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:33:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “His performance was amazing. And he just gets better with the ball. You can see the way he is lining up batsmen, setting the batsmen. Most importantly, he is giving this Indian batting a lot of confidence,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:33:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ajinkya Rahane ) : “What Rahane tends to do is go down the pitch. This is generally what you find with a lot of Mumbai batsmen. Mumbai batsmen are told and encouraged to go down the pitch to the spinners, try and get as close to the ball as possible,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 15, 2021 4:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I think India after having lost the first Test, would have been worried because they had to win by a 2-1 margin and suddenly one Test is gone, three Tests remaining. And they’ve got to win in two of the three Tests and the next one is a pink-ball Test and with England’s new ball attack, the pink ball Test is not going to be easy for India,” “So clearly, they have to win here and then maybe win the fourth Test in Ahmedabad as well. They can win the third one as well, because India’s new ball attack is also very good” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 15, 2021 4:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He played with a positive intent and when your team has got that belief then you come into bat despite the fact that you might not have scored runs in the first innings. But look at his intent. He is either going right forward or right back. When he comes forward, he is smothering the ball, and when he's going back, he is giving himself time to see what the ball is doing," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 15, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar pointed out : "India have shown intent. It's what you have seen in this latest partnership - between Kohli and Ashwin. The way they have looked to score at every opportunity, the way they have stolen singles, they've covered ones into twos. They've run hard between the wickets. Looks, the boundary balls haven’t always been there and you won’t get easy boundaries in Test cricket," "But what they have shown is this pitch is not the devilish pitch everyone is talking about. Yes, it's a challenging pitch and that's how it should be. The fact that India have scored more runs than England did in their first innings is an indication that it is not an impossible pitch" External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 15, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "We saw how Rohit Sharma getting 150, and yesterday he was getting close to ball and batting. This criticism (on pitch) is pretty warranted," External link

news18 Monday, February 15, 2021 8:56:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "We saw how Rohit Sharma getting 150, and yesterday he was getting close to ball and batting. This criticism (on pitch) is pretty warranted," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 15, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Some of them are saying that - but you have a seeming pitch in England. Australia get dismissed for 46 - the ball keeps seeming all throughout. No one talks about that. It's always about Indian pitches, and when the ball starts to turn, people pose a problem," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 15, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "Yes. One or two who we know who don't like India, who don't like England, so they always be having a go at India and England, so that's fine. We ignore them because we know the double standards. But basically, we saw with Rohit Sharma's innings, if pitch was impossible, nobody would have scored 330," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 15, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "It's not unplayable. It's a challenging pitch, and that's what cricket should be about. In the first Test, on the first two days, when nothing was happening, people were saying 'it's boring, nothing is happening. It's so easy to bat.' So, there has to be a bit of balance between what is said. You cannot be complaining all the time," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 15, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He is pretty much unplayable in these conditions because he knows exactly the line to bowl, the length to bowl. He’s been mixing his pace. He’s been superb. We saw that in the previous game as well, when he got six and three - nine wickets in the match and here again he is one course to get into the 390s. By the time the series is over, he will definitely have more than 400 wickets," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 14, 2021 4:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "Like a batsman does when he’s facing up to different bowlers, what he needs to do, what he needs to avoid. Similarly, Ashwin does that. He knows which ball to bowl to which batsmen, where not to bowl to a particular batsman and what the strengths and weaknesses are of a batsman. Ashwin certainly puts a lot of thought in his bowling. He's a very clever bowler. You can’t get to 400 wickets unless you’re thinking dismissals," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 14, 2021 4:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ishant Sharma ) : "It's important for the new ball bowler to make sure that he doesn't leak runs on a pitch like this which is made for spinners because you will use the new ball bowlers and a senior one like Ishant Sharma for at least a few overs. And Ishant did his job absolutely perfectly. He kept a tight line and length even when the right handers were batting. The length he was hitting, the way he was getting the ball to move, away," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 14, 2021 10:48:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "He knew he will not get a long spell so he did it quickly. Got that wicket because a left-hander, right-hander at the crease is always a bit difficult for spinner and the captain to get the field setting right. So good early wicket that and it meant that the spinners would come and bowl hard with the new ball, like Ashwin was bowling from the other end," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 14, 2021 10:48:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “It is a difficult track where you don’t know whether to come forward or remain on the back-foot,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 14, 2021 8:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "I can't see too many changes happening because 'too many changes' is a sign of panic. And there is no need to panic," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:05:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "I can't see too many changes happening because 'too many changes' is a sign of panic. And there is no need to panic," External link

afp-en Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "What we heard at the press conference, there could be possible just one change. I can’t see too many changes happening because ‘too many changes’ is a sign of panic. And there is no need to panic," External link

news18 Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:33:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "Maybe, he might get to bowl a little bit more. He is more a T20 type of a bowler because he bowls flat, flat, flat and doesn’t really gives the ball much air as Ashwin does," "But it’s something that he can always, in the company of Ashwin sitting and talking to him more -both are Chennai boys - learn and can get better at. So, he definitely will be there. Who goes out that, we’ll have to wait and see" External link

news18 Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:33:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “What we heard at the press conference, there could be possible just one change. I can’t see too many changes happening because ‘too many changes’ is a sign of panic. And there is no need to panic,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:33:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Ravichandran Ashwin ) : “Because of the way he has batted. Maybe, he might get to bowl a little bit more. He’s is more a T20 type of a bowler because he bowls flat, flat, flat and doesn’t really gives the ball much air as Ashwin does,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:33:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Cheteshwar Pujara ) : "He gives solidity at one and it’s not just about frustrating the opposition. It encourages the stroke-players at the other end to play their shots without worrying about the whole team being dismissed because they know one end is held firmly by Cheteshwar Pujara," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Cheteshwar Pujara ) : "A lot of time because of the fact they talk about the scoring rate and all that, his importance to the team is underrated. He is such a valuable member of the team," "When a wicket falls early, he is there to make sure there are no further inroads. That is what makes Pujara such a special player. The Wall, the Rock whatever you may call him, he is the glue that holds this Indian batting together. Never forget that" External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He's bowling a lot further. He was earlier on bowling maybe around 18 inches shorter and so therefore was going past the outside edge, beating the batsmen. It was all looking very good but in the wickets column he wasn't actually showing results," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 9, 2021 4:55:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "The partnership of 80+ between Washington Sundar and R Ashwin definitely got India back in the game. If they were dismissed early, England would have a lead of 341 instead of 241," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 8, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Pressure is what brings the best out of Virat Kohli. And we've seen that time and again over the years then when he's got his back to the wall is when he plays his best cricket. Sometimes when you're batting at No. 4 and you're 200/2 when you go in to bat, you tend to think that batting is easy. He knows now that batting is not easy and he's got to put everything out there and focus," External link

dnaindia Monday, February 8, 2021 6:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Virat Kohli ) : "I just think that he is due for a big score. Last year was the first when he didn’t have a hundred, in any form of the game, which is so rare," "For the last seven-eight years, every single year, he's got at least five-six hundreds in all forms of the game. Last year, I knew we had the pandemic, but still very rare to see that Virat Kohli did not have a three-figure score. And 2021, he’d be hoping to change that" External link

dnaindia Monday, February 8, 2021 6:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Pressure is what brings the best out of Virat Kohli. And we've seen that time and again over the years then when he's got his back to the wall is when he plays his best cricket. Sometimes when you're batting at No. 4 and you're 200/2 when you go in to bat, you tend to think that batting is easy. He knows now that batting is not easy and he's got to put everything out there and focus," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 8, 2021 5:00:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Virat Kohli ) : "I just think that he is due for a big score. Last year was the first when he didn’t have a hundred, in any form of the game, which is so rare," "For the last seven-eight years, every single year, he’s got at least five-six hundreds in all forms of the game. Last year, I knew we had the pandemic, but still very rare to see that Virat Kohli did not have a three-figure score. And 2021, he’d be hoping to change that" External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 8, 2021 5:00:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "No one saw this coming. We saw the way Dom Bess and Jack Leach were batting in the morning. There was nothing in the pitch to worry the batsmen," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 7, 2021 5:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "I think Dom Bess in particular bowled exceedingly well. They way he got Virat Kohli out was an example of how he was trying to set the batsman up," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 7, 2021 5:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Just like they practice the pull shot, the cut shot in the nets, I think the fielding coach must also try and give them these caught and bowled situations as if the bowler has bowled and then he looks up and the catch comes. It is an important aspect. India have been missing a fair few caught and bowled opportunities. I don’t know how they will be able to practice that but they need to do that,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 6, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT



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Mayank Aggarwal said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : "He (Gavaskar) told me that I should consider keeping the bat a bit low initially in my innings. I have a tendency to hold it high. I couldn't make that adjustment in this short period of time. When he was saying that, I noticed his shoulder position and basically picked up that I need to be more side-on," External link

business-standard Friday, December 3, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Kumar Sangakkara said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “I am Very honoured to get my cap from Mr. Gavaskar. The greatest opener that I have seen. A man of courage and conviction. A man who batted with a piece of plastic on his head against the most fearsome fast bowling attacks and scored most number of hundreds. I can’t be more honoured that I received my cap from him,” External link

island Tuesday, June 22, 2021 4:47:00 AM EAT

Sachin Tendulkar told ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : "I have two regrets. The first is that I have never played with Sunil Gavaskar. Gavaskar was my batting hero when I grew up and not playing with him as part of a team remains a regret. Gavaskar retired a couple of years before I made my debut," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, May 30, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Sachin Tendulkar told ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “I have two regrets. The first is that I have never played with Sunil Gavaskar. Mr Gavaskar was my batting hero when I grew up and not playing with him as part of a team remains a regret. Mr Gavaskar retired a couple of years before I made my debut,” External link

india Saturday, May 29, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Bhaichung Bhutia said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “The experience of jury discussions virtually was certainly different, but under the leadership of Mr. Gavaskar, we were able to have a meaningful debate and arrive at our winners this year,” External link

Hindu Monday, April 5, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Naveen Patnaik said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : "It's indeed a moment of great pride for us in Odisha to be honoured as the Best State for Promotion of Sport between 2011-2020. I humbly accept this award on behalf of the people of Odisha. I thank the eminent jury headed by renowned cricketer Sunil Gavaskar for choosing Odisha for this award," External link

Hindu Thursday, April 1, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Kiran More said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “Gavaskar gave me the nickname Jockey in 1983 during the tour of the West Indies. I was weighing 48kgs in the West Indies and used to run in hop-stop fashion. I also shared a room with him in England in 1986. You get a wonderful experience playing with him,” External link

news18 Sunday, March 7, 2021 5:44:00 AM EAT

Ravichandran Ashwin said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “The series win is a testament to the fact that this is a really good Indian cricket team. That’s all I would like to say. Other day, I was listening to what Sunny bhai (Sunil Gavaskar) was saying, makes sense,” External link

news18 Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Sachin Tendulkar added ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “India won the series in the West Indies and then in England and all of sudden the sport in India had a new meaning. As a young boy, I knew I had someone to look up to and try and be like him. That has never changed. He remains my hero. Wish you a happy 50th in international cricket Gavaskar,” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:15:00 PM EAT

Tauseef Ahmed told ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “That pitch had so much turn and we were bowling really well. But Gavaskar still managed to play all the turning balls with the bat, taking the bat-and-pad dismissal out of the equation. I was amazed by his skills and temperament because it was an impossible thing to do in the fourth innings on that wicket,” External link

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Sunil Gavaskar said : "Let me clarify. He didn't seek my council, I imposed myself on him. Look, I care for Indian cricket. He was walking past and he was staying in the same hotel so I told him maybe you should try something. I don't know whether he is trying it. It looks like he is. But look, at the end of the day, it's about how strong you are mentally and he has shown he is very strong mentally," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 3, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Virender Sehwag ) : "The discipline he has shown at the beginning of a five-day game - not everybody can be a Virender Sehwag, who can get away to a flying start – but at the start of the innings, the discipline around the off-stump is so important. Not looking to play across the line and then get out LBW to an incoming delivery. So that is what he has shown. He played straight and later on when the spinners came in, he took calculated risks going inside out. Brilliantly executed shots," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 3, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “At lunchtime, Rahane and Dravid would have been a touch worried, for Latham and Somerville had set up a perfect platform for the following batsmen to play their normal game and take New Zealand home. Then, inexplicably, the shutters were pulled down, and all that it did was allow Rahane to keep men in catching positions,” External link

india Tuesday, November 30, 2021 11:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “New Zealand managed to hold on by the skin of their teeth at Kanpur. Their timid batting after a terrific first session on the final day brought India back into the game, and once they started to get wickets in the second session, they simply piled on more pressure as they realized that the visitors were only keen on survival and not looking for a victory,” External link

india Tuesday, November 30, 2021 11:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “At lunchtime, Rahane and Dravid would have been a touch worried, for Latham and Somerville had set up a perfect platform for the following batsmen to play their normal game and take New Zealand home. Then, inexplicably, the shutters were pulled down, and all that it did was allow Rahane to keep men in catching positions,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, November 30, 2021 2:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar concluded ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “There is a place in the finals of the World Test Championships at stake for both these finalists, and so sharing the points will certainly make a difference as the series goes on,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, November 30, 2021 2:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "The injury to Mohammed Siraj gave an opportunity to Harshal Patel to show that he can do at the international level what he just did in the IPL. That one change in the playing XI may have happened because of an injury, but if there are no injuries, would Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma want to have a look at some others like Avesh Khan and play Ishan Kishan in Rishab Pant’s place?" External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 21, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "Eden Gardens has seen some spectacular debuts, including skipper Rohit Sharma’s Test debut, so don’t be surprised to see a couple of new faces in the final T20I," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 21, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “When he used to play, we used to think that till Rahul Dravid is at the crease, the Indian batting is safe and strong,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “So I think their bond will be quite good because both of them will understand each other well,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "When he used to play, we used to think that till Rahul Dravid is at the crease, the Indian batting is safe and strong. This is the reason why I believe that the new responsibility of head coach that falls upon him, he will be able to handle it in a similar way," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "If you look at both of their temperaments, they are quite similar. Rohit is of a quiet nature just like Rahul Dravid. So I think their bond will be quite good because both of them will understand each other well," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Definitely (will be one of the sought-after players). Don’t forget that there are two new teams as well. Don’t forget the experience he brings, he brings in leadership qualities as well. This is a format made for him. He is so energetic on the field. He would definitely be right at the top of people wanted by the two new teams or any other team because it doesn’t look that SunRisers are going to retain him,” External link

india Monday, November 15, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I really was not surprised to be honest because he hasn’t played any cricket in the interim. He hasn’t played in the IPL so hasn’t had any cricket under his belt in the last three or four months. On the other hand, the others who have been selected have had some cricket, not necessarily Test cricket, so maybe that’s the reason why they came into the picture,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 14, 2021 7:03:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I don’t think New Zealand will look to make too many changes unless they are struggling around the 13th and 14th over and have not got too many runs. Then they might have Neesham going up. We have seen the way Neesham turned the game around against England,” External link

news18 Sunday, November 14, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I think he is a fabulous talent. He can serve India in all three formats in the time to come. He has got the range of shots and great shot selection. He's got the technique and he has shown the temperament to deal with any kind of pressure. It's an exciting time to see how he develops as an international cricketer," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 12, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I am pretty certain that Rahul Chahar would be wondering what he has done that he's not in this 16 that has been announced. He was good enough to be in the 15 for the World Cup. He got one opportunity in which he gave away 7.5 runs an over. So he will be certainly wondering what did he do wrong. I hope that somebody from the selection committee would tell him the reason [why] he's out of this squad,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 10, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “New Zealand lost that game (2019 WC final) but won the hearts of cricket lovers across the world with the way they accepted that loss. They then made up for that defeat by winning the first-ever World Test Championship and now give themselves a chance to add the T20 trophy to their cabinet. It could well be the best game of the tournament. Sadly one of them has to lose” External link

india Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:41:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Long term would have been the case if the World Cup was maybe 2-3 years away. But the next World Cup is less than 12 months away so you don't need to look long-term there. Maybe for long-term you can look at 2023, but right now you have got to look for the best man who can take India to an ICC trophy and that is Rohit Sharma," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, November 9, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Having said that, maybe at that stage, when we talk about the workload factor, to take it easy, etc. So could some of the Indian players have not played the last few matches of the IPL? Could they have avoided playing that and kept themselves fresh for India? Well, that’s something that they will be able to answer. Particularly when you know that you may not be able to qualify, should some of the players have taken a break and given themselves one week, 10 days break to freshen up and recharge their batteries?” External link

dnaindia Monday, November 8, 2021 9:26:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Making too many changes in a team isn’t right, because it’s not like India lost all its matches. In two matches, the batters could not deliver what was expected of them and that is the reason that India is in such a state right now. The approach needs to change," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 8, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "The second and the most importantly, they should have players who are phenomenal in fielding. The way New Zealand fielding, saved runs, took catches… it stood out. Even if the attack is ordinary, the pitch is placid, good fielding can make a lot of difference. If you look at Indian team, except 3-4 outstanding fielders, you can’t depend on the rest to save runs or dive at the boundary," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 8, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “If our batting had flourished as it did against Afghanistan when they scored 200 then the dew factor doesn’t come into play at all because the bowlers have a cushion of 30-40 runs already. So even if they were taken for a few extra runs with the wet ball, those 40 extra runs would make the difference,” External link

india Monday, November 8, 2021 7:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I won't be surprised at all. Everybody knows that how crucial his match is for India's qualification. It is going to be watched by millions, perhaps even greater than the India-Pakistan game," "For the simple reason that most people in the subcontinent will be watching. People in Afghanistan will be watching. They all know India's chances of qualifying depends on this game. So I won't be surprised if it's the most-watched game in the World Cup maybe apart from India-Pakistan and the final," External link

dnaindia Sunday, November 7, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Indian cricket should be going ahead and ahead. He will bring his vast experience, the work ethic that he embodied when he played the game, the deep thinking about tactics and so on,” External link

india Thursday, November 4, 2021 5:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “You need to have some instinctiveness during matches but you also need to be able to plan and I think this and the win over Afghanistan is probably the best news Indian cricket has had over the last one week or so,” External link

india Thursday, November 4, 2021 5:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Indian cricket should be going ahead and ahead. He will bring his vast experience, the work ethic that he embodied when he played the game, the deep thinking about tactics and so on," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, November 4, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "You need to have some instinctiveness during matches but you also need to be able to plan and I think this and the win over Afghanistan is probably the best news Indian cricket has had over the last one week or so," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, November 4, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar concluded : “Having a look at the number of mystery spinners that Afghanistan themselves have, look at someone like Mujeeb and some of the others who they don’t play in the XI, they have a plethora of all these mystery spinners". "So it might be easy for them to pick someone like a Varun Chakravarthy. So definitely, I would look at someone like R Ashwin. If at all, they are looking for someone who will slow the pace down, they can look at Rahul Chahar,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 3, 2021 7:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Mohamed Chami ) : “Also, there is no harm in thinking of going with 3 spinners also. And maybe not have somebody like Sharul Thakur or Mohammed Shami. Go in with 2 seamers and 3 spinners because if Hardik can come in and 2 overs of medium pace, you will still have 3 medium pacers in the team,” External link

india Wednesday, November 3, 2021 5:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I don’t know if it is a fear of failure but I know that whatever changes they made to the batting order today did not work” External link

citizen Monday, November 1, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I don't know if it is a fear of failure but I know that whatever changes they made to the batting order today did not work" External link

geo-tv Monday, November 1, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Now what has happened is that Rohit Sharma has been told that we don't trust you to face the left-arm fast bowling of Trent Boult. If you do that to a player who has been playing at position for so many years, he himself will think that may be he doesn't have the ability," External link

timesofindia Monday, November 1, 2021 1:21:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I don't know if it is a fear of failure but I know that whatever changes they made to the batting order today did not work" External link

news24 Monday, November 1, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I don't know if it is a fear of failure but I know that whatever changes they made to the batting order today did not work" External link

timesofindia Monday, November 1, 2021 12:32:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Ishan Kishan is a hit-or-miss player and it is better if a batsman like him walks in No.4 or No.5. He could then play according to the situation of the game. Now what has happened is that Rohit Sharma has been told that we don’t trust you to face the left-arm fast bowling of Trent Boult,” External link

dnaindia Monday, November 1, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I don’t know if it is a fear of failure but I know that whatever changes they made to the batting order today did not work. Rohit Sharma is such a great batsman and he has been sent in at No.3. Kohli himself, who has made so many runs at No.3 demotes himself to No.4. A young player like Ishan Kishan has been given the responsibility of opening the batting,” External link

dnaindia Monday, November 1, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "Ishan Kishan is a hit-or-miss player and it is better if a batsman like him walks in No.4 or No.5. He could then play according to the situation of the game. Now what has happened is that Rohit Sharma has been told that we don't trust you to face the left-arm fast bowling of Trent Boult," External link

greaterkashmir Monday, November 1, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Ishan Kishan is a hit-or-miss player and it is better if a batsman like him walks in No.4 or No.5. He could then play according to the situation of the game. Now what has happened is that Rohit Sharma has been told that we don't trust you to face the left-arm fast bowling of Trent Boult," "If you do that to a player who has been playing at a position for so many years, he himself will think that maybe he doesn't have the ability. If Ishan Kishan had made 70-odd runs we would have applauded. But when the ploy doesn't work, you are going to be criticised," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 1, 2021 9:59:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Ishan Kishan is a hit-or-miss player and it is better if a batsman like him walks in No.4 or No.5. He could then play according to the situation of the game. Now what has happened is that Rohit Sharma has been told that we don’t trust you to face the left-arm fast bowling of Trent Boult,” External link

news18 Monday, November 1, 2021 9:15:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “I don’t know if it is a fear of failure but I know that whatever changes they made to the batting order today did not work. Rohit Sharma is such a great batsman and he has been sent in at No.3. Kohli himself, who has made so many runs at No.3 demotes himself to No.4. A young player like Ishan Kishan has been given the responsibility of opening the batting,” External link

news18 Monday, November 1, 2021 9:15:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “They wouldn’t be looking to make too many changes after a defeat for that is a sure sign of panic and frankly, there is no need for that. The only concern would be the shoulder injury to Hardik Pandya and he is reported to have bowled a few deliveries in the nets which encourages the belief that he could be the sixth bowler if required in the team,” External link

india Sunday, October 31, 2021 4:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar expressed : “What will be interesting to see is how Trent Boult bowls to Rohit Sharma. In the game against Pakistan Kane Williamson seemed to have erred in not giving the new ball to Boult. The white ball swings and seams for barely a few overs and your best bowler has to be given the hard new ball and not brought on after a few overs have been bowled,” External link

india Sunday, October 31, 2021 4:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “They wouldn't be looking to make too many changes after a defeat for that is a sure sign of panic and frankly, there is no need for that. The only concern would be the shoulder injury to Hardik Pandya and he is reported to have bowled a few deliveries in the nets which encourages the belief that he could be the sixth bowler if required in the team,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, October 31, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “What will be interesting to see is how Trent Boult bowls to Rohit Sharma. In the game against Pakistan Kane Williamson seemed to have erred in not giving the new ball to Boult. The white ball swings and seams for barely a few overs and your best bowler has to be given the hard new ball and not brought on after a few overs have been bowled,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, October 31, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "This is a great Indian team. Losing one game, it doesn't make them a bad team. They have the capabilities to win the next few games and qualify for the semifinals, let alone win the title. Just because they didn't perform, doesn't mean that this team isn't good," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, October 31, 2021 6:57:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “If you make changes, it will show that the team has panicked. There is no need to panic, because they have a good team. Yes, you’ve lost a match to a good team but that doesn’t mean that going forward, India won’t win the match or win the tournament. If you win the next four matches, you can make it to the semi-final and from there, possibly even the final. So, there is no need to make too many changes” External link

india Friday, October 29, 2021 10:43:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “If Hardik Pandya is not bowling – due to that shoulder injury he sustained in the match against Pakistan – Ishan Kishan has been in brilliant form so I will surely consider him ahead of Pandya. And perhaps, you can think of Shardul Thakur in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. But otherwise, if you make too many changes, then you will show the opposition that you have panicked,” External link

news18 Thursday, October 28, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “Having said that. If you make changes, it will show that the team has panicked. There is no need to panic, because they have a good team. Yes, you’ve lost a match to a good team but that doesn’t mean that going forward, India won’t win the match or win the tournament. If you win the next four matches, you can make it to the semi-final and from there, possibly even the final. So, there is no need to make changes,” External link

news18 Thursday, October 28, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Without a doubt. I don’t think anyone else even needs to apply anymore. The way he has handled the Under-19 team, given them direction, the manner in which he has worked at the NCA, it just shows his capability not only inside the ground but out of it as well. He is good at administrative duties too; he has that capability. And that is why I think him applying for the post is just a formality,” External link

india Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "Without a doubt. I don't think anyone else even needs to apply anymore. The way he has handled the Under-19 team, given them direction, the manner in which he has worked at the NCA, it just shows his capability… not only inside the ground but out of it as well. He is good at administrative duties too; he has that capability. And that is why I think him applying for the post is just a formality," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, October 27, 2021 5:11:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "It was a terrific innings because India had lost their openers in the powerplay itself, so there was a greater sense of responsibility on Kohli's shoulders because he now had to pace the innings he thought to repair the innings and also get India to a total which they could hope to defend. So, the way he paced his innings, the way he chose the shots to break free at times and the six that he hit off Shaheen Afridi. Absolutely amazing talent," External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "The way Shaheen Afridi was bowling, he was mixing it up quite well, he was angling the ball across the right hand and he was getting the ball to turn back in after pitching, not so much in the air because you don't get that much help in the UAE. That's why it was important for Kohli to try and step out so that he would be able to then negate the amount of swing that Shaheen Afridi was getting and that's how he was able to negotiate that and score runs off Shaheen Afridi," External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “It has absolutely been a hammering, as far as India is concerned. Hopefully, they will pick themselves up quickly because it’s important. You’ve got to forget what has happened in this game and focus on the next few games that are there,” External link

dnaindia Monday, October 25, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "India has a well-balanced team and its performances in the warm-up games have been outstanding so they definitely are the team to watch out for," External link

omanobserver-om Friday, October 22, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Dhoni should be bringing all his experience into play," "And helping with strategy especially in tough match situations" External link

omanobserver-om Friday, October 22, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "First and foremost it's a team that wins or loses a title not an individual," External link

omanobserver-om Friday, October 22, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Champions Trophy ) : "The T20 format is the hardest format to predict as the game can turn on its head in an over or two," "So no predictions but hoping that India will win the Trophy" External link

omanobserver-om Friday, October 22, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "One of India's weaknesses in knockouts has been the selection of final XI. Sometimes, it's also about the mindset. It is often said that 'runs on the board' matter a lot in the final, and that you should bat first. Even if you score 140, it is difficult for the opposition to maintain 7 rpo in the chase; specifically in international cricket," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 22, 2021 2:32:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “It’s very impressive because he has shown faith in the players. Look, you know the ability of the players and you also know that in this game of cricket, there will be days when a player doesn’t do well. He might be a brilliant fielder, but might drop catches and misfield. As a batsman, you could also get out to full-tosses. And also, for the bowlers, they may bowl the occasional bad ball which gets hit for sixes. But if you know as a captain a player’s capability, you allow them that bad day or a bad over and that is what Dhoni is so good as,” External link

india Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “With him what happens is that he just doesn’t put any pressure on his own team. He just lets them express themselves. It is so true in MSD’s case. He doesn’t seem to interfere at all in anybody’s gameplan. Every individual has his own gameplan. And once the captain is convinced that is how it is, he is not going to interfere,” External link

india Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "It's very impressive because he has shown faith in the players. Look, you know the ability of the players and you also know that in this game of cricket, there will be days when a player doesn't do well. He might be a brilliant fielder, but might drop catches and misfield. As a batsman, you could also get out to full-tosses. And also, for the bowlers, they may bowl the occasional bad ball which gets hit for sixes. But if you know as a captain a player's capability, you allow them that bad day or a bad over and that is what Dhoni is so good as," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "With him what happens is that he just doesn't put any pressure on his own team. He just lets them express themselves. It is so true in MSD's case. He doesn't seem to interfere at all in anybody's gameplan. Every individual has his own gameplan. And once the captain is convinced that is how it is, he is not going to interfere," "I have haven't been fortunate enough to have been in the same change room as MS Dhoni. But I just see the calmness that he brings to situations. He is not Captain Cool for nothing. There is never any panic. For the first time in that 19th over, when Thakur bowled wides, for the first time, I saw him diddle a bit because it was only delaying the inevitable" External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis were exceptional. They gave the ideal start for the CSK side in the powerplay and that could make all the difference. The best part was that they did not play rash shots in the powerplay and yet got the runs. One has to admit that the KKR bowlers were not up to the mark,” External link

india Friday, October 15, 2021 8:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He (Ashwin) is a very clever bowler. He knew exactly what to bowl to which batsmen. He was reading the batsman's mind. He knew Sunil Narine was going to come up and just go hard at everything, so he bowled him just a little bit wider, and he was caught by the fielder at long-on," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:22:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "He has given RCB that kind of profile, that brand recognition that very (few) cricketers have given to their franchise," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, October 13, 2021 11:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “He has given RCB that kind of profile, that brand recognition that very (few) cricketers have given to their franchise,” External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “Sachin Tendulkar would have wanted to finish with a hundred, he got 79 (Tendulkar scored 74) in Mumbai, his 200th Test match,” External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “Sachin Tendulkar would have wanted to finish with a hundred, he got 79 (Tendulkar scored 74) in Mumbai, his 200th Test match. 79 is not bad but somebody who is used to making hundreds would have wanted to get those extra 21 runs and then end his Test career there,” External link

india Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “He has given RCB that kind of profile, that brand recognition that very (few) cricketers have given to their franchise,” External link

india Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He has given RCB that kind of profile, that brand recognition that very (few) cricketers have given to their franchise. Everybody wants to finish on a high. But these things never always happen according to your or fans' wishes. Look at what happened to Sir Don Bradman. Just four runs were needed in his last innings and he gets out for a zero," External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "The script is not always written that way. Not everybody has this great fortune of going on a high. But can one ever dispute what he has done for RCB? He has done magnificently. There was one year when he got 973 runs, 27 runs short of 1000 runs. Nobody has done it, nobody looks like ever getting to 1000 runs." External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “He has given RCB that kind of profile, that brand recognition that very (few) cricketers have given to their franchise,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 12, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “Sachin Tendulkar would have wanted to finish with a hundred, he got 79 (Tendulkar scored 74) in Mumbai, his 200th Test match. 79 is not bad but somebody who is used to making hundreds would have wanted to get those extra 21 runs and then end his Test career there,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 12, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He (umpire) doesn’t have to give an explanation. He has taken a call, right or wrong, it’s his call,” External link

india Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He (umpire) doesn't have to give an explanation. He has taken a call, right or wrong, it's his call," External link

ibtimes-in Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Everybody wants to finish on a high. But these things never always happen according to your or fans’ wishes. Look at what happened to Sir Don Bradman. Just four runs were needed in his last innings and he gets out for a zero. Sachin Tendulkar would have wanted to finish with a hundred, he got 79 (Tendulkar scored 74) in Mumbai, his 200th Test match. 79 is not bad but somebody who is used to making hundreds would have wanted to get those extra 21 runs and then end his Test career there," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He doesn't have to give an explanation. He has taken a call, right or wrong, it's his call," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:56:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “There is no news yet about the availability of Andre Russell, but if he is fit, then he will bolster the middle-order for Kolkata. He is just the kind of player who can turn a match with both bat and ball, so Kolkata will be hoping he is fit,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 11, 2021 2:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Suresh Raina ) : “Coming to experience, the Chennai team would be contemplating the return of Suresh Raina in the playing XI. Raina is the match winner. Of course, in the last few years, he has struggled especially against the fast bowlers, but he has the ability to change the course of the match,” External link

india Sunday, October 10, 2021 9:31:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Suresh Raina ) : "Coming to experience, the Chennai team would be contemplating the return of Suresh Raina in the playing XI. Raina is the match winner. Of course, in the last few years, he has struggled especially against the fast bowlers, but he has the ability to change the course of the match," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, October 10, 2021 8:36:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “With the greatest respect, he (Bharat) is a promising young cricketer, this is his first time on the big stage. So far it has worked but like I said earlier on in the show as well, how can you have AB de Villiers batting at No.6,” External link

news18 Saturday, October 9, 2021 10:04:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He is so beautiful to watch. He is such a wonderful player. Such an innovative player, Mr. 360. You have someone like a Srikar Bharat batting at No. 3 or four. Come on. I mean, big respect to him; he is a promising young cricketer but this is his first big time. And he obviously has not gotten into the flow of things," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, October 9, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "There were so high expectations of him when Rajasthan picked him and I know it’s always not possible to live up to the high expectations. He is just the kind of cricketer who has always had the promise but very seldom has delivered in his entire cricketing career. It is not just about this IPL. There have been high hopes of him when he has played for South Africa but he hasn’t quite lived up to expectations," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 8, 2021 6:30:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar Answers : “Kohli is a bottom-hand player. He is doing well because of his fitness and it is supporting him. The moment he will face a decline, I don’t think Kohli can make a comeback. In fact, Babar is an upper-hand player like Sachin. His bat movement is fluent like Sachin. People say Kohli is better than Tendulkar. I say no. Virat does not even come close to Sachin. This is my opinion,” External link

india Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar Answers : “If all your eyes are turning towards Quinton de Kock at the top and if all eyes are turning towards Trent Boult as a wicket-taker in the powerplay, then you’ve got a problem. Mumbai Indians’ success has been built around the fact that they haven’t looked to overseas players to win the tournament. They have great overseas players, but the Indian players have come to the party and done the job,” External link

india Tuesday, October 5, 2021 5:47:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "That was clearly a no-ball. We’ve had a couple of decisions from TV umpires, which in these circumstances can make the difference between winning and losing, and that shouldn't happen," External link

Hindu Tuesday, October 5, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He doesn’t get the flexibility and option that is so required for somebody batting at No.6 or 7 like an all-rounder,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I think it looks to me like Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan have just relaxed a little bit after getting the India cap,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “I think that is where they have missed this time around, where their shot selection has not been exactly correct, and that’s why they’ve got out cheaply,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I think it looks to me like Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan have just relaxed a little bit after getting the India cap. They might not have, but some of the shots they are playing it looks like they are trying to play these big shots just because they are India players,” External link

india Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I think it looks to me like Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan have just relaxed a little bit after getting the India cap. They might not have, but some of the shots they are playing it looks like they are trying to play these big shots just because they are India players,” External link

india Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar concluded : “Hardik Pandya not bowling is a big blow, not just for the Mumbai Indians, but for India as well, because he was taken in the team as an all-rounder. And if you are in the team, batting at No 6 or No 7, and you’re not able to bowl, then it makes it difficult for the captain,” External link

india Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "That was clearly a no-ball. We've had a couple of decisions from TV umpires, which in these circumstances can make the difference between winning and losing, and that shouldn't happen," External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I think it looks to me like, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan have just relaxed a little bit after getting the India cap. They might not have, but some of the shots they are playing -- it looks like they are trying to play these big shots just because they are India players. " External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “Batting between the two of them is giving him that confidence, that comfort that ‘it is not entirely dependent on me to take the score to a big score. These two are capable of doing it as well.’ So that pressure is taken off his shoulders as well,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar pointed out : "I don't know what the soft signal was. There was no soft signal. This to me, is out," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, October 2, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Kolkata Knight ) : “In Venkatesh Iyer, Kolkata have unearthed a player who can be the all-rounder that India is looking for. His bowing is not express, but he gets the yorker right more than not and doesn’t let the batsman slog him. As a batsman, he plays upright, which gets into a great position to play the short ball, and he drives beautifully through the off-side like all left-handers seem to do,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 1, 2021 4:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar mentioned ( about Kolkata Knight ) : “Kolkata have done their chances of qualifying for the playoffs no harm after an excellent win in their previous match over the then table-toppers Delhi. It was just that the kind of hard-fought win that can boost a team’s morale and prepare it for sterner battles,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 1, 2021 4:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “I would also keep Rishabh Pant in mind,” External link

india Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He has been really impressive in the way he has led a star-studded Delhi team and the bowling changes that he has been making in the T20 format, using Nortje and Rabada in such a clever manner that actually shows a street-smart captain,” External link

india Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "There must be a formula to pick a winner in case of a drawn World Test Championship final. ICC's cricket committee should think and then take a decision," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, June 22, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "It seems that the World Test Championship final will end up as a draw and the trophy will be shared. This will be the first time that the trophy will be shared in a final," "To complete three innings in two days would be really difficult. Yes, if both teams bat really badly, the three innings could be completed" External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, June 22, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "There must be a formula to pick a winner in case of a drawn World Test Championship final. ICC's cricket committee should think and then take a decision," External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 22, 2021 12:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "It seems that the WTC final will end up as a draw and the trophy will be shared. This will be the first time that the trophy will be shared in a final. To complete three innings in two days would be really difficult. Yes, if both teams bat really badly, the three innings could be completed," External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 22, 2021 12:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “There must be a formula to pick a winner in case of a drawn World Test Championship final. ICC’s cricket committee should think and then take a decision,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “It seems that the World Test Championship final will end up as a draw and the trophy will be shared. This will be the first time that the trophy will be shared in a final,” “To complete three innings in two days would be really difficult. Yes, if both teams bat really badly, the three innings could be completed” External link

expressindia Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "There must be a formula to pick a winner in case of a drawn World Test Championship final. ICC's cricket committee should think and then take a decision," External link

Hindu Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "It seems that the World Test Championship final will end up as a draw and the trophy will be shared. This will be the first time that the trophy will be shared in a final," External link

Hindu Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "There must be a formula to pick a winner in case of a drawn World Test Championship final. ICC's cricket committee should think and then take a decision," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 22, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Kumar you know, with all these tributes paid to you earlier on, I just want to add mine and say, you have been an exceptional cricketer and during the turbulent times our game faced, you along with Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman to name just three, have been the conscience of international cricket. That’s the highest tribute I can pay you. As I said, our game went through turbulent times and you were there for it. Congratulations and welcome to the ICC Hall of Fame,” External link

island Tuesday, June 22, 2021 4:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “It seems that the World Test Championship final will end up as a draw and the trophy will be shared. This will be the first time that the trophy will be shared in a final. In football, they have a penalty shoot out or they have some other method to decide a winner. In Tennis, there are five sets and there is a tie-breaker,” External link

india Monday, June 21, 2021 10:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “There must be a formula to pick a winner in case of a drawn World Test Championship final. ICC’s cricket committee should think and then take a decision,” External link

india Monday, June 21, 2021 10:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Only explanation is that he was going for his fifty, he was looking to get a single to reach his milestone by a little dab on the onside. In the end, the ball bounced and he couldn’t control, in fact, the ball before that too he couldn’t control it,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 20, 2021 4:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "The first hundred is always the toughest one because that journey from scoring a half century to reaching three figures is not that easy," "Batsmen tend to feel settled somewhere around 70-80 run mark and start taking the bowlers on and lose their wicket in that way. He just needs to get his first hundred and then a lot more will follow" External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 20, 2021 5:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "This was a really tight one. Both Kumar Sangakkara and Sachin Tendulkar are icons of the game but the winner of the award is my fellow Mumbaikar Sachin Tendulkar." External link

irishsun Saturday, June 19, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "Yes, that will be the thinking of both the captains. It has been raining since yesterday so the groundsmen haven't got the chance to trim the grass and roll the pitch. There will definitely be some grass then. That's why I feel that as both India and New Zealand have brilliant new-ball attacks, they'll want to safeguard their own batters and field first (if they win the toss). If they can pick up 3-4 wickets in the first hour, the match will be in their control," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 19, 2021 4:57:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “See, they might have announced the team yesterday, [but] nothing is finalized until the captains share the sheets with each other during the toss. So, you can change the team till the very last moment. As a captain, when I used to be confused between playing a spinner or an extra batsman, I used to see the opposition’s eleven and scratch and change the team on my paper just before the toss,” External link

india Friday, June 18, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “New Zealand is a team that has invariably flown under the radar and thus underestimated by the opposition,” External link

gulf-times Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “In terms of match practise, yes, the Indians may feel a bit undercooked but they will be hungry to get into action,” “And will have the drive and energy since they haven’t played competitive cricket for over a month” External link

gulf-times Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "That (Ashwin and Jadeja together) also gives depth to the batting as well as give a fine balance to the bowling attack. For the series later (vs England) much will depend on the weather and pitch conditions," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "New Zealand is a team that has invariably flown under the radar and thus underestimated by the opposition," External link

afp-en Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "In terms of match practise, yes, the Indians may feel a bit undercooked but they will be hungry to get into action," "And will have the drive and energy since they haven't played competitive cricket for over a month" External link

afp-en Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "In Southampton, it's been boiling hot over the last few days so the pitch will definitely be dry and help spin as the match progresses, so yes both Ashwin and Jadeja will play," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "In his case, it’s always the first two-three overs. Those are the overs where his front foot is not quite getting to the pitch of the ball. But a couple of overs down the road, once his front foot starts reaching the pitch of the ball, then he is very good," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:58:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "His thing is that all the time he is looking to attack. So sometimes, the shot selection is where he gets out. But if he gets that right, then he can get as many as three hundreds in this five-Test series," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:58:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “India did have problems in New Zealand but unless the weather is wet and cold, they should be able to counter swing and movement in England,” External link

india Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "The hardest pitch that I have played on was in Chennai in 1978 against the West Indies. It was the fastest pitch that I played on. I’ve played at Sabina Park on a couple of occasions where the ball was flying. I’ve played at Perth. I’ve played at the Gabba where the ball was travelling," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 14, 2021 5:13:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Vinoo Mankad ) : “Vinoo Mankad’s legacy has been to tell the aspiring Indian cricketer to believe in oneself. He was a great proponent of self-belief,” External link

india Sunday, June 13, 2021 10:09:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : ”Two bowlers whom I feared in terms or pace, and quality of bowling. In terms of pace, I think Jeff Thomson was the quickest and in terms of the ability to get your out any time, it was Andy Roberts, with Malcolm Marshall, Richard Hadlee and Imran Khan just a bit below. But Andy had the great ability to get you out even if you’re past a 100. He was the bowler you had to be most watchful against,” External link

india Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Viv Richards ) : “Who was the best batsman that I saw? I think everybody agrees that it is Viv Richards for the way he dominated the opposition attack. Just took the game away. So he’s got to be the best opposition batsman that I have seen,” External link

india Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Two bowlers whom I feared in terms or pace, and quality of bowling. In terms of pace, I think Jeff Thomson was the quickest and in terms of the ability to get your out any time, it was Andy Roberts, with Malcolm Marshall, Richard Hadlee and Imran Khan just a bit below. But Andy had the great ability to get you out even if you’re past a 100. He was the bowler you had to be most watchful against," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Viv Richards ) : "Who was the best batsman that I saw? I think everybody agrees that it is Viv Richards for the way he dominated the opposition attack. Just took the game away. So he's got to be the best opposition batsman that I have seen," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I've been a terrible watcher of cricket, even when I was playing the game. If I got out, I would be watching the match very intermittently. I would watch for a while, then go inside the change room or read something or reply to letters etc. and then come out and watch again. So, I wasn't the ball-by-ball watcher, like say GR Vishwanath is. GRV or my uncle Madhav Mantri was a complete ball by ball watcher. And if you want to be a coach or a selector, you've got to be a ball-by-ball watcher. And therefore, I never even thought about it… being a coach," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Comparisons are always a little bit difficult but I think this is probably the finest Indian team that we have seen. It's such a well-balanced team. It's got champion batsmen, it's got champion fast bowlers, fabulous spinners. They've got a very good wicketkeeper. A young wicketkeeper who is going to dominate world cricket for a long, long time," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 5, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I am not too sure they will be able to dominate like West Indies did. They were winning all five Test matches, even Australian were, winning four out of five. I am not too sure if this Indian team can do that because of the fact that while they are actually a supremely talented team, there are at times inconsistencies that you see," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:51:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "That is the only thing that makes me hold my breath a little bit. But as far as the potential of this team is concerned, I think sky is the limit," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:51:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I'm not too sure they'll be able to dominate like West Indies did. They were winning all five Test matches, even Australian were, winning four out of five. I'm not too sure if this Indian team can do that because of the fact that while they are actually a supremely talented team, there are at times inconsistencies that you see. That is the only thing that makes me hold my breath a little bit. But as far as the potential of this team is concerned, I think sky is the limit," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 4, 2021 4:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I know a lot of people who played around my time, they're not happy with the T20 format, but I actually love it. I love it for the simple reason that you know it's a 3-hour game, and you get a result, and you get to see so much action. When somebody plays the switch hit and the reverse sweep, I’m out of my chair because I think those are fabulous and incredible shots, and it takes a lot of skill to be able to hit them for sixes," External link

dnaindia Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:59:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "Having moaned about the pitches in India earlier this year, it won't be a surprise if the groundsman in England leaves a little grass on the surface,” Gavaskar wrote in his column for The Telegraph. Also Read | Is England the 'final frontier' for Team India? Virat Kohli thinks otherwise The former India captain, however, said that grassy pitches are no longer a worry for Team India as they have the bowling unit to give ‘problems’ to the England batsmen. “That is no longer a worry as India have an attack that will also thrive on it and cause problems for the England batsmen too," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I know a lot of people who played around my time, they're not happy with the T20 format, but I actually love it. I love it for the simple reason that you know it's a 3-hour game, and you get a result, and you get to see so much action. When somebody plays the switch hit and the reverse sweep, I’m out of my chair because I think those are fabulous and incredible shots, and it takes a lot of skill to be able to hit them for sixes," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 5:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I know a lot of who played around my time, they’re not happy with the T20 format, but I actually love it. I love it for a simple reason that you know it’s a 3-hour game, and you get a result, and you get to see so much of action,” External link

india Wednesday, June 2, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “AB de Villiers, bat-like him, you know 360 degrees, play everything. I mean, just make it look as if you’re having a net. He makes it look so simple. He hits a fair distance, and he is very elegant as well. When he hits some of those shots, I love how his bat’s follow-through goes right over the shoulder. It’s not one of those punches; it’s like a proper shot. I love watching him bat,” External link

india Wednesday, June 2, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "The pessimists are suggesting that playing two Tests before the WTC finals will be a huge plus for the Kiwis as they will be match ready and better acclimatised to the conditions," External link

business-standard Sunday, May 30, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "The pessimists are suggesting that playing two Tests before the WTC finals will be a huge plus for the Kiwis as they will be match ready and better acclimatised to the conditions," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 30, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "The other factor that will work in the Indian team's favor is that they will be fresh and raring to go and that sheer energy and enthusiasm to be able to play the sport they love after a month's gap will more than makeup for any lack of match practice," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 30, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "The Aussies had no compunction in going ahead with the money-spinning India tour even in cities where they had active Covid cases and again, whether it's a few hundred compared to hundred thousand cases, the fact is nobody in Australia suggested that the India tour be called off. Not only that, even the Australian Open tennis tournament went ahead despite active Covid cases in Melbourne," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 29, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "As Mr. Cricket left for home shores he observed that it would not be possible to hold the ICC T20 World Cup in India in October this year. Yes, India is going through a horrific time with the virus spread but there are still more than four months to go for the mega event. More and more people are getting vaccinated and more and more cities and states are active in trying to control the spread," "In a country with a population as huge as India it is next to impossible to eradicate a disease but India in the past has combated successfully the SARS as well as bird flu. While some may argue that those were chicken feed diseases compared to Covid-19, the fact that India had controlled the first wave magnificently does give the confidence that the country can do it again but may take a little longer to do so" External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 29, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar stated : “The Bangalore team had a marvellous run thanks in the main to its batting dominated by the peerless AB de Villiers. Young Devdutt Padikkal got a terrific century and looks a great prospect for the future in all forms of the game,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:17:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Glenn Maxwell ) : “Glenn Maxwell was the surprise as he batted like he bats for Australia and not like someone who has accidentally strolled onto a village green and been asked to fill in to make 11 players. That he has the talent has been known for a while, but this was one season where he has also shown the inclination to make the most of that talent with admirable temperament,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:17:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar stated : “The Bangalore team had a marvellous run thanks in the main to its batting dominated by the peerless AB de Villiers. Young Devdutt Padikkal got a terrific century and looks a great prospect for the future in all forms of the game,” External link

india Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Glenn Maxwell ) : “Glenn Maxwell was the surprise as he batted like he bats for Australia and not like someone who has accidentally strolled onto a village green and been asked to fill in to make 11 players. That he has the talent has been known for a while, but this was one season where he has also shown the inclination to make the most of that talent with admirable temperament,” External link

india Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Mohamed Siraj ) : “Mohammed Siraj has gone from strength to strength after the tour of Australia and he was relentlessly at the batsmen even in the final over just as how he was at the first over of the innings,” External link

india Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Though the eye of the cyclone was about 120km southwest of the coast over the Arabian Sea and moving towards northwest direction towards Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat on Sunday afternoon, depression and strong winds led to heavy rains in the state's coastal areas and Malnad region," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 16, 2021 4:21:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Dakshina Kannada ) : "About 120 houses were damaged in Dakshina Kannada district due to heavy rains since Saturday. The affected people were shifted to relief centres set up by the state government in the district," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 16, 2021 4:21:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “All the other teams were in top form with last year’s disappointing team, Chennai Super Kings, looking like the champion it usually had been all these years. There was a renewed energy about the team this time, though there were no major changes to its squad,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar stated ( about Sam Curran ) : “Sam Curran continues to impress and improve with every game and bids fair to be considered a proper all-rounder now. It’s the final overs’ bowling that the side needs to strengthen as was evident in the match against Mumbai when, despite scoring 218, it lost the game off the last ball,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about David Warner ) : “Hyderabad will also get time to think about its decision to not just sack David Warner as the captain but even to drop him from the playing XI. Warner was getting runs but not in the same assertive manner of earlier years. Still, with little support from the others, those runs were precious. Yet, he was left out of the playing XI, which was strange. Without the cares of captaincy, he could have been the galvanizing batsman that the team needed,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 14, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “Sunrisers Hyderabad had a forgettable beginning and would have been relieved that the event had to be suspended...the suspension could well be a blessing in disguise as it allows time for a calm, cool and proper introspection rather than in the hurly-burly of the tournament itself,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 14, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about David Warner ) : “Hyderabad will get time to think about their decision to not just sack David Warner as the captain but even to drop him from the playing XI. Warner was getting runs but not in the same assertive manner of earlier years. Still, with little support from the others, those runs were precious. Yet, he was left out of the playing XI, which was strange. Without the cares of captaincy, he could have been the galvanizing batsman that the team needed,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “While the rights and wrongs of dropping him as captain could well be debated for long, the question that needs to be asked is if captains can be changed midway, why can’t coaches be treated the same? In football, the moment a team starts faltering, it’s the manager who is shown the exit door, so why not in cricket too?” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “The standout team Delhi Capitals under young Rishabh Pant. By the sixth game, one could see that he was getting tired of being asked about being captain. Every presenter at the post-game ceremony had the same question to him. What he showed was a spark that can become a roaring fire if allowed to burn naturally. Yes, he will make mistakes; which captain doesn’t?” External link

india Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “The standout team Delhi Capitals under young Rishabh Pant. By the sixth game, one could see that he was getting tired of being asked about being captain. Every presenter at the post-game ceremony had the same question to him. What he showed was a spark that can become a roaring fire if allowed to burn naturally. Yes, he will make mistakes; which captain doesn’t?” External link

news18 Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “The standout team Delhi Capitals under young Rishabh Pant. By the sixth game, one could see that he was getting tired of being asked about being captain. Every presenter at the post-game ceremony had the same question to him. What he showed was a spark that can become a roaring fire if allowed to burn naturally. Yes, he will make mistakes; which captain doesn’t?” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 13, 2021 5:27:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I think what I feel about Shubman Gill is that suddenly, the pressure of expectation is getting to him. Before this, it was different. He was just a young promising newcomer, but now with the performances in Australia, the expectation is that he is going to score, and maybe that pressure of expectation is weighing him down,” External link

india Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “He just needs to relax. He is just a 21-year-old kid. There will be failures and he has to learn from those failures. He’s just got to open and play freely, without worrying about expectations. The runs will come if he plays his natural game. Trying to play across the line and trying to score off every delivery because of the pressure of expectation, he’s actually getting himself out,” External link

india Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I think what I feel about Shubman Gill is that suddenly, the pressure of expectation is getting to him. Before this, it was different. He was just a young promising newcomer, but now with the performances in Australia, the expectation is that he is going to score, and maybe that pressure of expectation is weighing him down,” External link

news18 Sunday, May 9, 2021 5:15:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “He just needs to relax. He is just a 21-year-old kid. There will be failures and he has to learn from those failures. He’s just got to open and play freely, without worrying about expectations. The runs will come if he plays his natural game. Trying to play across the line and trying to score off every delivery because of the pressure of expectation, he’s actually getting himself out,” External link

news18 Sunday, May 9, 2021 5:15:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I think what I feel about Shubman Gill is that suddenly, the pressure of expectation is getting to him. Before this, it was different. He was just a young promising newcomer, but now with the performances in Australia, the expectation is that he is going to score, and maybe that pressure of expectation is weighing him down," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "He just needs to relax. He is just a 21-year-old kid. There will be failures and he has to learn from those failures. He's just got to open and play freely, without worrying about expectations. The runs will come if he plays his natural game. Trying to play across the line and trying to score off every delivery because of the pressure of expectation, he's actually getting himself out," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "The way he (Mayank Agarwal) was making rooms to play through the off-side, that’s his strength generally. But every time also the ball was also pitched in short, he was pulling the ball off the front foot. Something that they have all seemed to have picked from Rohit Sharma. Rohit Sharma is probably the best puller of the ball off the front foot and all the young Indians have picked it up from him," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 3, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar remarked ( about Mayank Aggarwal ) : "So, it’s very difficult to bowl a short of length delivery to them. Earlier on, a short of a length delivery, if you didn’t have a good pull shot, you could pretty much ensure of getting a dot ball or a single. But now what is happening, the short of length delivery is going into the stands with the way these pull it away from the front foot. And I was most impressed with those shots. The off drives, the cover drives we know that he can play but those pull shots played by Mayank Agarwal were breathetaking," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 3, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He has been in a tremendous right from the start of the season. He is carrying his form and he is not taking it easy at all. Sometimes, batsmen tend to take the good form for granted, get into bad habits. But he hasn’t got into any,” “Look at some of his shots. These are the shot which has always got runs. He hasn’t tried to do anything different. These are the shots that he plays in all forms of the games, in the longer formats as well. And they are paying for him and he is looking like a million bucks,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 3, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Shikhar Dhawan ) : “It’s so important. At the end of the day, a lot of times a set batsman gets out on the 15th or the 16th over and a new batsman has to come in and he doesn’t find it easy. The asking rate might be pretty much run-a-ball at that stage but even a new batsman coming in can find it difficult. So, if you are well set and you want to go, and finish it. And that’s what Shikhar Dhawan did,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 3, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "To be honest, they don’t have too many classy batsmen. I don’t know how many in the dugout they can look to and say, ‘Look… why don’t you come in and bat up the order.’ Because if you have a look at their batting, apart from Shubman Gill and Morgan himself, there is no class," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 30, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "There is Andre Russell down at five or six, and Dinesh Karthik… I would look at promoting Karthik up the order, because for simple reasons. There is Rahul Tripathi up. Sunil Narine at 4 or 5 whatever is a waste of space. It doesn’t make any sense having him there. If you want to have Sunil Narine, have him at the top of the order where he can throw his bat around, and maybe if he connects a few, that’s fine. But that has been KKR’s problem," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 30, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It stands right at the top, for the simple reason that when you're the first to get to a particular landmark, you're setting the bar for others. And now the others will want to get to 6000, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina, who have gone past 5000. They will be looking to get to 6000 because that is what the No. 1 player does," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “It’s amazing. It’s just magical. You can walk around the earth, just to see this man bat because he brings in so much. He gives you so much joy, he makes your jaw drop with the kind of audacity with which he plays some shots,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Rahul Tripathi ) : “Nitish Rana, in the years that he has been very successful for KKR, he has been batting at No.3. So, if Rahul Tripathi can open the batting, which he used to do earlier on for the other franchises, maybe that’s the way to go for him,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He was playing his shot well. He was being aggressive, which is his normal game. When you contribute towards teams win and steady the ship – because at one stage they were 3 wickets down and they needed that partnership between him and Rahul Tripathi – that steadied the ship and eventually to take your team home. That gives you a lot of confidence for the matches to come. I think, Morgan will be very pleased with the win and the way he contributed to that win,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “I think KKR have to make up their minds whether Sunil Narine opens the batting with Shubman Gill or Rahul Tripathi opens the batting. With Shubman Gill also – struggling and not quite there; maybe there is a case for Tripathi to open with Sunil Narine,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “It stands right at the top, for the simple reason that when you’re the first to get to a particular landmark, you’re setting the bar for others. And now the others will want to get to 6000, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina, who have gone past 5000. They will be looking to get to 6000 because that is what the No. 1 player does,” External link

news18 Sunday, April 25, 2021 7:10:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “To see the way he got to it was also amazing. He didn’t scratch about; he was hitting the ball fluently. Yes, he took a backseat as he himself said because Devdutt Padikkal was batting so well at the other end. And that’s what opening partnerships are all about. Therefore, this feat, as far as the IPL is concerned, I think every time you get to a particular landmark, the first is right at the top,” External link

news18 Sunday, April 25, 2021 7:10:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It stands right at the top, for the simple reason that when you're the first to get to a particular landmark, you're setting the bar for others. And now the others will want to get to 6000, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina, who have gone past 5000. They will be looking to get to 6000 because that is what the No. 1 player does," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 25, 2021 5:45:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "To see the way he got to it was also amazing. He didn't scratch about; he was hitting the ball fluently. Yes, he took a backseat as he himself said because Devdutt Padikkal was batting so well at the other end. And that's what opening partnerships are all about. Therefore, this feat, as far as the IPL is concerned, I think every time you get to a particular landmark, the first is right at the top," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 25, 2021 5:45:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ravi Shastri ) : "Just 10-15 minutes with Ravi Shastri after a practice session. You know Ravi has got the ability to give so much confidence to youngsters, it's unbelievable," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 24, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "That's what these youngsters need to do. Spend as much time as possible with Ravi Shastri and Bharat Arun. There are no better persons than these two when you are having self-doubts," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 24, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ravi Shastri ) : “Just 10-15 minutes with Ravi Shastri after a practice session. You know Ravi has got the ability to give so much confidence to youngsters, it’s unbelievable,” External link

india Saturday, April 24, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ravi Shastri ) : “If he (Shastri) believes in their ability and talent, there is no better man than Ravi Shastri to give encouragement to that youngster. He will scold you, tell you off but at the same time, he will tell you what you can do to get better, he will actually demonstrate to you,” External link

india Saturday, April 24, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “That’s what these youngsters need to do. Spend as much time possible with Ravi Shastri and Bharat Arun. There are no better persons than these two when you are having self doubts,” External link

india Saturday, April 24, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ravi Shastri ) : “Just 10-15 minutes with Ravi Shastri after a practice session. You know Ravi has got the ability to give so much confidence to youngsters, it’s unbelievable,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 24, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ravi Shastri ) : “If he (Shastri) believes in their ability and talent, there is no better man than Ravi Shastri to give encouragement to that youngster. He will scold you, tell you off but at the same time, he will tell you what you can do to get better, he will actually demonstrate to you,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 24, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “That’s what these youngsters need to do. Spend as much time possible with Ravi Shastri and Bharat Arun. There are no better persons than these two when you are having self doubts,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 24, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I was with my wife at Lord’s watching the 2017 Women ODI World Cup final. What I saw was that English girls came hard at your lower order and intimidated them with their attitude,” “I would want the girls to glare back at the opposition instead of looking down. I feel body language is a very important aspect. Look at Virat Kohli, he stares at opposition and the rest of the team does that” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 24, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ravi Shastri ) : "Just 10-15 minutes with Ravi Shastri after a practice session. You know Ravi has got the ability to give so much confidence to youngsters, it's unbelievable," External link

Hindu Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ravi Shastri ) : "If he (Shastri) believes in their ability and talent, there is no better man than Ravi Shastri to give encouragement to that youngster. He will scold you, tell you off but at the same time, he will tell you what you can do to get better, he will actually demonstrate to you," External link

Hindu Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "I was with my wife at Lord's watching the 2017 Women ODI World Cup final. What I saw was that English girls came hard at your lower order and intimidated them with their attitude," "I would want the girls to glare back at the opposition instead of looking down. I feel body language is a very important aspect. Look at Virat Kohli, he stares at opposition and the rest of the team does that" External link

Hindu Saturday, April 24, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It's great that Maxwell has come good. It has taken the pressure off Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. They know that they can rely on one more batsman to get the runs. Last time, there was Padikkal at the start of the innings who was getting the runs but this time, Maxwell has been batting extraordinarily," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar explained : "He's doing it very well, scooping on the off-side over that inner ring and that means he's another 360-degree player. What do the bowlers do they have to bowl to two 360-degree players, " "Also, when there's a classical Virat Kohli at the top of the order and when there's a Padikkal. Maxwell and de Villiers are the key because they bat in the last seven-eight overs and they are the ones who take the score to a lot more than what the oppositions expect" External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “First and foremost, the captain has to stand up and deliver. He did it in the first game, but that has been the problem with him,” External link

khaleejtimes Friday, April 23, 2021 5:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "So therefore, I think if the captain leads by example, the captain scores runs because he is the one class act in the team," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, April 23, 2021 5:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar pointed out : "Yes there is David Miller, there is Chris Morris who can come in and smash a few but at the top of the order, they need to get it right because what happens is that they have a little problem at No 5, 6 and 7. They don't really have any finishers and that is the reason it is so important that the captain at the top of the order gets you lots of runs," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, April 23, 2021 5:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “That is one of the reasons why he has not been featuring in the Indian team is that he scores runs in one game and then he looks to do it and carry on as if he’s batting in the next game from the same game, and that’s how he keeps getting out,” External link

news18 Friday, April 23, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Won’t be surprised if he plays for India in any of the formats because he has got the class and the ability to do that. He is a heavy scorer in first-class cricket and Ranji Trophy as well gets big hundreds. In 50-overs cricket, he gets lots of runs and hundreds. Here, in the T20 domestic tournaments, he got lots of runs. So, I won’t be surprised if he is there sooner rather than later," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 23, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "Karnataka has always produced a terrific line of batsmen. Gundappa Vishwanath, Rahul Dravid… then KL Rahul. And if KL Rahul, you know, some of the stars need to believe in themselves a little bit more. Sometimes you get the feeling that he doesn’t believe in himself. He is such a talented player And there is Mayank Agarwal, there is Karun Nair who got a triple hundred, he also needs to get his act together. It’s a terrific batting line-up Karnataka have," "And Devdutt Padikkal is another one in that long line of batsmen who have delighted the Indian cricket lovers" External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 23, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "First and foremost, the captain has to stand up and deliver. He did it in the first game but that has been the problem with him. That is one of the reasons why he has not been featuring in the Indian team is that he scores runs in one game and then he looks to do it and carry on as if he’s batting in the next game from the same game, and that's how he keeps getting out," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 22, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar pointed out : "So therefore, I think if the captain leads by example, the captain scores runs because he is the one class act in the team… yes there is David Miller, there is Chris Morris who can come in and smash a few but at the top of the order, they need to get it right because what happens is that they have a little problem at No 5, 6 and 7. They don't really have any finishers and that is the reason it is so important that the captain at the top of the order gets you lots of runs," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 22, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "It is (special). The whole of India loves watching him bat. He has got something special. The more he gets to bat, the better he is going to be as the tournament progresses. And we will probably see a lot more sixes and boundaries coming off his bat the more we saw him bat at No. 4 or No. 5," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 22, 2021 2:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ravindra Jadeja ) : “Dhoni deserved to win. In his 200th match as captain of CSK, he was spot on with almost everything. The bowling changes, the field placements. Look at the way he placed Jadeja, he took 4 catches and apart from them, he saved so many boundaries. That’s important, you have to have the right fielder at the right position,” External link

news18 Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “The bowling changes he made (was brilliant). The moment the ball was changed after Jos Buttler hit that six and a dry ball came, he said it in Hindi to Jadeja that the next ball will turn and it did turn. Jos Buttler got out and then he gave the ball to Moeen Ali. A dry ball for a spinner… Again, brilliant captaincy from Dhoni,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "This is a poor delivery because if you are going to bowl the bouncer, you have got to bowl it around the off stump," External link

khaleejtimes Monday, April 19, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar recalled : "I was sitting next to Jhye Richardson in the Dubai to Mumbai flight about 8-10 days ago," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 12, 2021 5:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Sam Curran ) : “As far as Chennai Super Kings are concerned, MS Dhoni has to take a call on his batting order. Deep down, he might be thinking he is going to bat only the last 4-5 overs. But he also needs to guide the team a little. He is got a team of some youngsters, even Sam Curran is not too old when it comes to international experience. But he batted really well, so yes, maybe have Curran bat higher up the order,” External link

india Sunday, April 11, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Sam Curran ) : "I think as far as CSK is concerned, MS Dhoni also has to take a few calls about his batting order. He came down and he thinks maybe he should bat only for the last four-five overs. But I think he also needs to guides the team a little bit. He has a team of youngsters, some of them are pretty young. Even Sam Curran is not too old as far as international cricket is concerned, and he batted so well. So, yes, maybe he look at having Sam Curran up the batting order at no. 3 or 4 just like he was in the UAE," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:07:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “The one thing I would like Rishabh Pant to do when he goes out for the toss is that if there is no social distancing , I just want him to make sure that he doesn’t allow MS Dhoni to put his arms around his shoulders. That sometimes can be a sign of somebody who is saying ‘Listen, you’re a little guy, I’m the big guy’. So that little worry signal he should try and avoid,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 10, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “It’s going to bring to the table an exciting game for sure. The one thing I would like Rishabh Pant to do when he goes out for the toss is that if there is no social distancing, I just want him to make sure that he doesn’t allow MS Dhoni to put his arms around his shoulders. That sometimes can be a sign of somebody who is saying ‘Listen, you’re a little guy, I’m the big guy’. So that little worry signal he should try and avoid,” External link

news18 Saturday, April 10, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “He should walk a little distance away from MSD because now this is a big match. He should not be overawed by anything. Rishabh Pant hardly ever is overawed by anything. My feeling is that there might be just that little bit of respect. But it has to be off the field. On the field you have to play your best and Pant has to now see that he has his team don’t get overawed by the aura of MSD. They go and play their natural game, aggressive game,” External link

news18 Saturday, April 10, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It's going to bring to the table and exciting game for sure. The one thing I would like Rishabh Pant to do when he goes out for the toss is that if there is no social distancing, I just want him to make sure that he doesn't allow MS Dhoni to put his arms around his shoulders. That sometimes can be a sign of somebody who is saying 'Listen, you're a little guy, I'm the big guy'. So that little worry signal he should try and avoid," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 10, 2021 5:51:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "He should walk a little distance away from MSD because now this is a big match. He should not be overawed by anything. Rishabh Pant hardly ever is overawed by anything. My feeling is that there might be just that little bit of respect. But it has to be off the field. On the field you have to play your best and Pant has to now see that he has his team don't get overawed by the aura of MSD. They go and play their natural game, aggressive game," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 10, 2021 5:51:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I am sorry if I missed out on any players. I have never been a selector in my life, and I now understand how hard it is to pick a team,” External link

india Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I think Mumbai Indians will be hard to beat. We have seen their players coming to form. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav, the way they batted. Mumbai Indian players, who took part in this T20I series and ODI series [vs England], have shown they are in good form,” External link

news18 Tuesday, March 30, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “The way Hardik Pandya has come to the party not just for Mumbai Indians, it was important for Indian cricket to see him bowl nine overs. It means he is ready to play nine overs. It (the World Test Championship final) is going to be in June, there is still time for that but the way he has come back is very good for Mumbai and Indian cricket,” External link

news18 Tuesday, March 30, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Mumbai Indians will be hard to beat. We have just seen their players coming to form. Ishan Kishan, Suryakunar Yadav the way they have batted. Hardik Pandya the way he has come today," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, March 30, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Not just for Mumbai Indians, it was important for Indian cricket to see Pandya bowl 9 overs. That shows that he is ready to play in the Test format as well. It's [the WTC final] in June, there is still time. But the way he’s come back that is very very good for Mumbai Indians as well as India cricket. " External link

dnaindia Tuesday, March 30, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Mumbai Indians will be hard to beat. We have just seen their players coming to form. Ishan Kishan, Suryakunar Yadav – the way they have batted. Hardik Pandya – the way he has come today," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 30, 2021 5:50:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I’ve always said that a captain is always as good as the team and he’s got a terrific team under him. He has got a couple of terrific opening batsman; the middle order is very good. He’s got a bowling attack which has plenty of variety. He has got an outstanding fielding unit. He’s got a wicketkeeper who is very good and who can come in down the order to bat and pummel the bowling along,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 29, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar explained : “So, the full balance of the team has been fantastic. And when you have something like that, you will win more matches than lose. And that is exactly what’s happening. Not everybody will be able to play to their potential,” “In a game of cricket, not XI players will be successful but if four players are successful – say two from the bowling and as many from the batting – then you are going win more matches than losing. India has some fabulous match-winners with the bat and with the ball and that is reflecting in the results” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 29, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Very, very impressed. He is carrying on the good form he has been in the past three-four months. Most of all, he is playing smart and intelligent cricket. He is not trying to slog every ball," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “When you talk about workload management, you’ve got to look at the balance of your team and if the balance of the team means that the workload management man does not fit into the Playing XI, he shouldn’t be playing in the XI. The workload can then be managed in the IPL for the following matches. If he plays for India, and he’s an all-rounder, he should be available to bowl three-four overs,” External link

news18 Sunday, March 28, 2021 3:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "When you talk about workload management, you’ve got to look at the balance of your team and if the balance of the team means that the workload management man does not fit into the Playing XI, he shouldn’t be playing in the XI. The workload can then be managed in the IPL for the following matches. If he plays for India, and he’s an all-rounder, he should be available to bowl three-four overs," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar explained : "I totally agree that he maybe is not ready to bowl a full quota of 10 overs, but if one of the bowlers gets hammered, then you want somebody to come and fill in for those three four overs. Hardik Pandya has to it, India have to use him because this workload management this is… if it’s at the cost of the Indian team… then that is not the correct thing as far as I’m concerned," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I tell you what, with those seam up deliveries, he is someone that the Indian selection committee must consider seriously for the red ball (Tests) as well," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 5:18:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I will say the Indian bowling was probably a little weak because Krunal Pandya cannot be your fifth bowler, he cannot be a bowler who bowls 10 overs. You need a bowler like Yuzvendra Chahal on such pitches, who can bowl 10 overs.” External link

news18 Saturday, March 27, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : ”There was no pressure on Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow. If the Indian team had a spin bowler, like Yuzvendra Chahal or Ravindra Jadeja, the story might have been different,” “If you are going to bat Krunal Pandya at No.7, you will have to see him as a bowler who can bat. But is that the correct number for him? If you are playing him as a batsman at No.5 or No.6 and if he has to bowl 4-5 overs, it is fine but the Indian team needs to have five bowlers and the sixth can be Hardik Pandya, who can bowl 3-4 overs” External link

news18 Saturday, March 27, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I will say the Indian bowling was probably a little weak because Krunal Pandya cannot be your fifth bowler, he cannot be a bowler who bowls 10 overs. You need a bowler like Yuzvendra Chahal on such pitches, who can bowl 10 overs. " External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 27, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "There was no pressure on Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow. If the Indian team had a spin bowler, like Yuzvendra Chahal or Ravindra Jadeja, the story might have been different," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 27, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "If you are going to bat Krunal Pandya at No.7, you will have to see him as a bowler who can bat. But is that the correct number for him? If you are playing him as a batsman at No.5 or No.6 and if he has to bowl 4-5 overs, it is fine but the Indian team needs to have five bowlers and the sixth can be Hardik Pandya, who can bowl 3-4 overs," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 27, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I tell you what, with those seam-up deliveries, he is someone that the Indian selection committee must consider seriously for the red ball (Tests) as well," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 27, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I tell you what, with those seam up deliveries, he is someone that the Indian selection committee must consider seriously for red ball (Tests) as well,” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 27, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “You have not scored a run, and just come in and pushed at it, as if there was no fielder at backward short leg. It looked to me as if it was the shot of a person uninterested,” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 27, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “With those seam-up deliveries, he is someone the Indian selection committee must consider seriously for red-ball cricket (Tests) as well. Just like Jasprit Bumrah, from T20s and ODIs, has now become India’s premium bowler in the Test format, Prasidh Krishna, with his pace and the seam-up position could be a very, very good red-ball bowler as well,” External link

news18 Saturday, March 27, 2021 11:49:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "What's he trying to do? First ball, he should be looking to play a soft defensive shot. There is a fielder there at backward short leg. Uninterested," External link

Hindu Saturday, March 27, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Well, he will be disappointed to an extent. Because when you are batting so well, have done the hard work, you have got to 60. The batsman of that caliber of that greatness will always go on to get three-figure innings. He hasn't been able to quite get that," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 26, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "He (Kohli) will be happy that he is building a partnership. That England, despite getting early wickets have not been able to go through the batting line-up. He is helping the team get a platform on which the likes of Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya can play the big shots and take India past 300," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 26, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Yes, there has been so much talk about his age. He is 35, and he will turn 36 in December. ‘Should he be there for the next World Cup look at 2023?’ All those talks would have been around. To forget all that and focus on what he can do best was good to see,” External link

india Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "It was very good to see the way he [Prasidh Krishna] came back. He did that with a purpose. When he bowled from the pavilion end, he was hammered. But when he came back from the hill end, he got the bounce and got the ball in the right areas," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Krunal took the initiative and eased it for KL Rahul. That’s what team spirit is all about – easing the pressure off your teammate. That’s why his batting was so impressive,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:51:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Murali Kartik ) : “The emotions well up. He has lost his father just months ago, so the emotions are raw. It was great of Murali Kartik to not carry on with the proceedings and allow him to go and prepare to bowl,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, March 23, 2021 3:37:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Your best batsman should bat the most number of overs in limited-overs cricket. So it was very important for Virat Kohli to bat at the top of the order. So maybe, KL Rahul’s loss of form has been a blessing in disguise because this has given us an opening combination to look forward to,” External link

india Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I would persist with this opening formula. Look at the way they fed off each other. You could see the interaction between the two of them, whenever each of them got the big shot going,” External link

india Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “When that happens, when two leaders of the team show the way, it becomes easier for the guys coming down the order. With Suryakumar Yadav, in India colours and playing those cameos, it’s really good,” External link

india Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “Like when Sachin Tendulkar was batting down the order in ODIs and then he was sent up to open the batting and what a transformation it had not just on his batting but the whole team. So clearly, your best batsman have to bat as many overs as they can,” External link

news18 Sunday, March 21, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Axar Patel has grabbed his opportunities. He has taken 27 wickets, he has also shown that he can bat well and he is also a very good fielder, probably not as good as Ravindra Jadeja," "It's not going to be easy for Ravindra Jadeja to break into the team because if you go by form, with him not having played much cricket, the Indian think tank might want to retain Axar Patel," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 9, 2021 12:23:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It's always good to have two players fighting for one place because that means that complacency will not set in," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 9, 2021 12:23:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Back foot means you are actively pressing back, gaining time and distance to manoeuvre the ball by creating your own length. Not just standing back. Kohli did that. He used the depth of the crease absolutely brilliantly,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 8, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar says : “Whatever happened to ‘what happens on the stay on the field stays on the field’? Is it only applicable when Australians say something, and not when others say something to them?” External link

expressindia Monday, March 8, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Kapil Dev ) : “As far as Kapil Dev is concerned, this has been something a myth that has been spread for a long, long time. I did not propose dropping Kapil Dev. I was part of the selection committee as the Indian captain and as the Indian captain, I can join the selection committee I do not have a voting right. I'm just co-opted to the selection committee. The proposed action to drop Kapil there was proposed by somebody else, another selector,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 8, 2021 9:41:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Kapil Dev ) : “Yes, there was there were all kinds of canards being spread around that time about the relationship between Kapil and myself. We are we have always had a relationship of mutual respect. It still is one of mutual respect. His circle of friends was different. He was 10 years younger than me his circle of friends, even now is different. But that doesn't mean that you know, we don’t like each other or whatever it is, it was just spread and sadly it has remained much in the same case that there is talk about two of our stalwarts in the current Indian team as well as that they don’t get along,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 8, 2021 9:41:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Every school kid’s dream is to play for India. That was my dream as well,” External link

news18 Saturday, March 6, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Every school kid’s dream is to play for India. That was my dream as well,” External link

news18 Saturday, March 6, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "They just have spun a web around the England batsman in the entire series, except maybe for the first time. The ball has spun a little bit and they have made the most use of that," "In fact, there is little more in it for them. They have bowled straight deliveries, the one that bowls with the arm, with Ashwin being such a specialist at it. And then Axar Patel doesn't turn the ball much, but when he lands it in a particular area, it gets a turn, so the batsman does not know what to do," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Every school kid’s dream is to play for India. That was my dream as well,” External link

news18 Saturday, March 6, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I can’t still believe 50 years have gone past. It almost feels like yesterday. Every school kid’s dream is to play for India. That was my dream as well,” External link

news18 Saturday, March 6, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “I was given the India cap along with the blazer as well as the sweaters before the start of the tour. I had kept that cap in my kit bag, I was determined not to use it till I actually played for India. To put it on Day 1 was just an amazing, amazing feeling,” External link

news18 Saturday, March 6, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He took the attack by the scruff of the neck but before that he was actually accessing everything out, what the pitch is doing, what the bowlers are doing. He recognized the fact that England were handicapped by the fact that they didn’t have too much confidence in their off-spinner Dom Bess. They were restricted to only 3 bowlers plus Joe Root and therefore, he took his time,” External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, March 5, 2021 11:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "Mr Bachchan still is India's greatest icon and the late Kishore Kumar is evergreen and unforgettable. So if you ask me, I am humbled to have been even thought of in the same bracket," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 5, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Kishore Kumar ) : “Mr Bachchan still is India’s greatest icon and the late Kishore Kumar is evergreen and unforgettable. So if you ask me, I am humbled to have been even thought of in the same bracket,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 5, 2021 3:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "The discussion should have been around bowling and batting. The batsmen got bowled or were given LBW, how can we call it a bad pitch. Why do we give this much importance to foreign players? Why should we discuss what they are saying," External link

business-standard Friday, March 5, 2021 10:17:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "It's just a bad patch that anybody can go through. Expectations after the Australia tour were sky high, maybe he's feeling the pressure of those expectations," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 5, 2021 7:16:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "Also he needs to play a bit straight at the start of the innings, he is playing across the line at the moment which is getting him into trouble," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 5, 2021 7:16:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "The bowler said something to the batsman, the batsman said something to the bowler, and it can spill over," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:16:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I don’t think the pitch will be very different from what we have already seen because it is the same square on which eleven pitches are there, out of which we are going to play on one more pitch. What will happen is that unless there is a lot of rolling done, unless there is a lot of watering done at the same time, this pitch will become drier and then help the ball to turn a little bit more,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 1, 2021 2:59:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "As you say, Geoffrey, Nasser, and, Athers have spoken fairly. The rest of the criticism is not really worth taking your headphones off to listen to," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 27, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It was not a pitch where the ball was misbehaving constantly. Nothing was kicking up alarmingly. " External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 27, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “He [Axar] recognised the fact that the odd ball is turning which is creating a doubt in the batsman’s mind. So, he just kept bowling the same line and same length. So, that’s the best part of his bowling. He knows that this is his strength and he bowls to his strength,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “With experience, with more Test matches that he plays, he will obviously add a little more variety. Right now, at his second Test, his strength is his accuracy and that is what he needs to keep doing,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar commented : “There was conclusive overwhelming evidence that he hasn’t caught the ball,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:05:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ravindra Jadeja ) : “I somehow don’t think he will now make a comeback in the Indian limited-overs team because India have found in Hardik Pandya the all-rounder at No.7, there is Ravindra Jadeja and then they will have three seamers or maybe one spinner and two-seamers,” External link

india Monday, February 22, 2021 9:35:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ravindra Jadeja ) : “I somehow don't think he will now make a comeback in the Indian limited-overs team because India have found in Hardik Pandya the all-rounder at No.7, there is Ravindra Jadeja and then they will have three seamers or maybe one spinner and two-seamers,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 22, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I don't think he will fit into the squad at the moment and therefore, he will be a Test match player for the next half a dozen years at least,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 22, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ravindra Jadeja ) : "I somehow don't think he will now make a comeback in the Indian limited-overs team because India have found in Hardik Pandya the all-rounder at No.7, there is Ravindra Jadeja and then they will have three seamers or maybe one spinner and two-seamers," External link

news18 Sunday, February 21, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I don't think he will fit into the squad at the moment and therefore, he will be a Test match player for the next half a dozen years at least," External link

news18 Sunday, February 21, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I’m not sure if Hardik Pandya is fit enough to bowl, because if he is, he can also slot in and India might actually go with a combination depending on the surface. I don’t know what the surface at the new Motera will be like, but my feeling is that they will definitely go with three seam bowlers and two spinners,” External link

india Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Jasprit Bumrah will be there. You're looking at three seam bowlers for sure. It's a pink ball Test so maybe one of the spinners will find themselves out of the team. Most likely it will be Kuldeep, because he hasn't had too many opportunities, and Axar and R Ashwin. Ashwin you can’t drop for the next five years. So that will be the attack," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 17, 2021 8:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Some of them are saying that – but you have a seeming pitch in England. Australia get dismissed for 46 – the ball keeps seeming all throughout. No one talks about that. It’s always about Indian pitches, and when the ball starts to turn, people pose a problem,” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “Yes. One or two who we know who don’t like India, who don’t like England, so they always have a go at India and England, so that’s fine. We ignore them because we know the double standards. But basically, we saw with Rohit Sharma’s innings, if pitch was impossible, nobody would have scored 330,” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “This was a fabulous innings, this was where he walked the talk. Yesterday at the media conference, he was asked about the pitch and he said it was like a seaming pitch. 'All you got to do is show a little bit of patience, get used to the pitch and then start scoring runs'. That's exactly what he showed,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:33:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “His performance was amazing. And he just gets better with the ball. You can see the way he is lining up batsmen, setting the batsmen. Most importantly, he is giving this Indian batting a lot of confidence,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:33:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ajinkya Rahane ) : “What Rahane tends to do is go down the pitch. This is generally what you find with a lot of Mumbai batsmen. Mumbai batsmen are told and encouraged to go down the pitch to the spinners, try and get as close to the ball as possible,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 15, 2021 4:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I think India after having lost the first Test, would have been worried because they had to win by a 2-1 margin and suddenly one Test is gone, three Tests remaining. And they’ve got to win in two of the three Tests and the next one is a pink-ball Test and with England’s new ball attack, the pink ball Test is not going to be easy for India,” “So clearly, they have to win here and then maybe win the fourth Test in Ahmedabad as well. They can win the third one as well, because India’s new ball attack is also very good” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 15, 2021 4:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He played with a positive intent and when your team has got that belief then you come into bat despite the fact that you might not have scored runs in the first innings. But look at his intent. He is either going right forward or right back. When he comes forward, he is smothering the ball, and when he's going back, he is giving himself time to see what the ball is doing," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 15, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar pointed out : "India have shown intent. It's what you have seen in this latest partnership - between Kohli and Ashwin. The way they have looked to score at every opportunity, the way they have stolen singles, they've covered ones into twos. They've run hard between the wickets. Looks, the boundary balls haven’t always been there and you won’t get easy boundaries in Test cricket," "But what they have shown is this pitch is not the devilish pitch everyone is talking about. Yes, it's a challenging pitch and that's how it should be. The fact that India have scored more runs than England did in their first innings is an indication that it is not an impossible pitch" External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 15, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "We saw how Rohit Sharma getting 150, and yesterday he was getting close to ball and batting. This criticism (on pitch) is pretty warranted," External link

news18 Monday, February 15, 2021 8:56:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "We saw how Rohit Sharma getting 150, and yesterday he was getting close to ball and batting. This criticism (on pitch) is pretty warranted," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 15, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Some of them are saying that - but you have a seeming pitch in England. Australia get dismissed for 46 - the ball keeps seeming all throughout. No one talks about that. It's always about Indian pitches, and when the ball starts to turn, people pose a problem," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 15, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "Yes. One or two who we know who don't like India, who don't like England, so they always be having a go at India and England, so that's fine. We ignore them because we know the double standards. But basically, we saw with Rohit Sharma's innings, if pitch was impossible, nobody would have scored 330," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 15, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "It's not unplayable. It's a challenging pitch, and that's what cricket should be about. In the first Test, on the first two days, when nothing was happening, people were saying 'it's boring, nothing is happening. It's so easy to bat.' So, there has to be a bit of balance between what is said. You cannot be complaining all the time," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 15, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He is pretty much unplayable in these conditions because he knows exactly the line to bowl, the length to bowl. He’s been mixing his pace. He’s been superb. We saw that in the previous game as well, when he got six and three - nine wickets in the match and here again he is one course to get into the 390s. By the time the series is over, he will definitely have more than 400 wickets," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 14, 2021 4:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "Like a batsman does when he’s facing up to different bowlers, what he needs to do, what he needs to avoid. Similarly, Ashwin does that. He knows which ball to bowl to which batsmen, where not to bowl to a particular batsman and what the strengths and weaknesses are of a batsman. Ashwin certainly puts a lot of thought in his bowling. He's a very clever bowler. You can’t get to 400 wickets unless you’re thinking dismissals," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 14, 2021 4:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ishant Sharma ) : "It's important for the new ball bowler to make sure that he doesn't leak runs on a pitch like this which is made for spinners because you will use the new ball bowlers and a senior one like Ishant Sharma for at least a few overs. And Ishant did his job absolutely perfectly. He kept a tight line and length even when the right handers were batting. The length he was hitting, the way he was getting the ball to move, away," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 14, 2021 10:48:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "He knew he will not get a long spell so he did it quickly. Got that wicket because a left-hander, right-hander at the crease is always a bit difficult for spinner and the captain to get the field setting right. So good early wicket that and it meant that the spinners would come and bowl hard with the new ball, like Ashwin was bowling from the other end," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 14, 2021 10:48:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “It is a difficult track where you don’t know whether to come forward or remain on the back-foot,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 14, 2021 8:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "I can't see too many changes happening because 'too many changes' is a sign of panic. And there is no need to panic," External link

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Sunil Gavaskar told : "I can't see too many changes happening because 'too many changes' is a sign of panic. And there is no need to panic," External link

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Sunil Gavaskar told : "What we heard at the press conference, there could be possible just one change. I can’t see too many changes happening because ‘too many changes’ is a sign of panic. And there is no need to panic," External link

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Sunil Gavaskar added : "Maybe, he might get to bowl a little bit more. He is more a T20 type of a bowler because he bowls flat, flat, flat and doesn’t really gives the ball much air as Ashwin does," "But it’s something that he can always, in the company of Ashwin sitting and talking to him more -both are Chennai boys - learn and can get better at. So, he definitely will be there. Who goes out that, we’ll have to wait and see" External link

news18 Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:33:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “What we heard at the press conference, there could be possible just one change. I can’t see too many changes happening because ‘too many changes’ is a sign of panic. And there is no need to panic,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:33:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Ravichandran Ashwin ) : “Because of the way he has batted. Maybe, he might get to bowl a little bit more. He’s is more a T20 type of a bowler because he bowls flat, flat, flat and doesn’t really gives the ball much air as Ashwin does,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:33:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Cheteshwar Pujara ) : "He gives solidity at one and it’s not just about frustrating the opposition. It encourages the stroke-players at the other end to play their shots without worrying about the whole team being dismissed because they know one end is held firmly by Cheteshwar Pujara," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Cheteshwar Pujara ) : "A lot of time because of the fact they talk about the scoring rate and all that, his importance to the team is underrated. He is such a valuable member of the team," "When a wicket falls early, he is there to make sure there are no further inroads. That is what makes Pujara such a special player. The Wall, the Rock whatever you may call him, he is the glue that holds this Indian batting together. Never forget that" External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He's bowling a lot further. He was earlier on bowling maybe around 18 inches shorter and so therefore was going past the outside edge, beating the batsmen. It was all looking very good but in the wickets column he wasn't actually showing results," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 9, 2021 4:55:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "The partnership of 80+ between Washington Sundar and R Ashwin definitely got India back in the game. If they were dismissed early, England would have a lead of 341 instead of 241," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 8, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Pressure is what brings the best out of Virat Kohli. And we've seen that time and again over the years then when he's got his back to the wall is when he plays his best cricket. Sometimes when you're batting at No. 4 and you're 200/2 when you go in to bat, you tend to think that batting is easy. He knows now that batting is not easy and he's got to put everything out there and focus," External link

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Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Virat Kohli ) : "I just think that he is due for a big score. Last year was the first when he didn’t have a hundred, in any form of the game, which is so rare," "For the last seven-eight years, every single year, he's got at least five-six hundreds in all forms of the game. Last year, I knew we had the pandemic, but still very rare to see that Virat Kohli did not have a three-figure score. And 2021, he’d be hoping to change that" External link

dnaindia Monday, February 8, 2021 6:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Pressure is what brings the best out of Virat Kohli. And we've seen that time and again over the years then when he's got his back to the wall is when he plays his best cricket. Sometimes when you're batting at No. 4 and you're 200/2 when you go in to bat, you tend to think that batting is easy. He knows now that batting is not easy and he's got to put everything out there and focus," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 8, 2021 5:00:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Virat Kohli ) : "I just think that he is due for a big score. Last year was the first when he didn’t have a hundred, in any form of the game, which is so rare," "For the last seven-eight years, every single year, he’s got at least five-six hundreds in all forms of the game. Last year, I knew we had the pandemic, but still very rare to see that Virat Kohli did not have a three-figure score. And 2021, he’d be hoping to change that" External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 8, 2021 5:00:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "No one saw this coming. We saw the way Dom Bess and Jack Leach were batting in the morning. There was nothing in the pitch to worry the batsmen," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 7, 2021 5:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "I think Dom Bess in particular bowled exceedingly well. They way he got Virat Kohli out was an example of how he was trying to set the batsman up," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 7, 2021 5:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Just like they practice the pull shot, the cut shot in the nets, I think the fielding coach must also try and give them these caught and bowled situations as if the bowler has bowled and then he looks up and the catch comes. It is an important aspect. India have been missing a fair few caught and bowled opportunities. I don’t know how they will be able to practice that but they need to do that,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 6, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT



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current commentator1.39%EN10/05/201705/10/2017
cricketer23.61%EN02/08/201708/02/2017
retired cricketer2.78%EN01/03/201703/01/2017
former cricketer19.44%EN10/29/201629/10/2016
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captain29.17%EN11/14/201314/11/2013
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Mayank Aggarwal said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : "He (Gavaskar) told me that I should consider keeping the bat a bit low initially in my innings. I have a tendency to hold it high. I couldn't make that adjustment in this short period of time. When he was saying that, I noticed his shoulder position and basically picked up that I need to be more side-on," External link

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Kumar Sangakkara said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “I am Very honoured to get my cap from Mr. Gavaskar. The greatest opener that I have seen. A man of courage and conviction. A man who batted with a piece of plastic on his head against the most fearsome fast bowling attacks and scored most number of hundreds. I can’t be more honoured that I received my cap from him,” External link

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Sachin Tendulkar told ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : "I have two regrets. The first is that I have never played with Sunil Gavaskar. Gavaskar was my batting hero when I grew up and not playing with him as part of a team remains a regret. Gavaskar retired a couple of years before I made my debut," External link

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Sachin Tendulkar told ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “I have two regrets. The first is that I have never played with Sunil Gavaskar. Mr Gavaskar was my batting hero when I grew up and not playing with him as part of a team remains a regret. Mr Gavaskar retired a couple of years before I made my debut,” External link

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Bhaichung Bhutia said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “The experience of jury discussions virtually was certainly different, but under the leadership of Mr. Gavaskar, we were able to have a meaningful debate and arrive at our winners this year,” External link

Hindu Monday, April 5, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Naveen Patnaik said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : "It's indeed a moment of great pride for us in Odisha to be honoured as the Best State for Promotion of Sport between 2011-2020. I humbly accept this award on behalf of the people of Odisha. I thank the eminent jury headed by renowned cricketer Sunil Gavaskar for choosing Odisha for this award," External link

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Kiran More said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “Gavaskar gave me the nickname Jockey in 1983 during the tour of the West Indies. I was weighing 48kgs in the West Indies and used to run in hop-stop fashion. I also shared a room with him in England in 1986. You get a wonderful experience playing with him,” External link

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Ravichandran Ashwin said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “The series win is a testament to the fact that this is a really good Indian cricket team. That’s all I would like to say. Other day, I was listening to what Sunny bhai (Sunil Gavaskar) was saying, makes sense,” External link

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Sachin Tendulkar added ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “India won the series in the West Indies and then in England and all of sudden the sport in India had a new meaning. As a young boy, I knew I had someone to look up to and try and be like him. That has never changed. He remains my hero. Wish you a happy 50th in international cricket Gavaskar,” External link

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Tauseef Ahmed told ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “That pitch had so much turn and we were bowling really well. But Gavaskar still managed to play all the turning balls with the bat, taking the bat-and-pad dismissal out of the equation. I was amazed by his skills and temperament because it was an impossible thing to do in the fourth innings on that wicket,” External link

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