Sunil Gavaskar

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Sunil Gavaskar said : "Tilak Varma's temperament has been fantastic. In his knock against Chennai Super Kings, he walked into the middle when the team was under pressure. But the way he dealt in ones and twos (early on) was impressive," "He played a wide range of shots and kept rotating the strike. This shows that he has a good cricketing head on his shoulders, and I think that's important. Once you have that good cricketing brain, you will be able to lift yourself when things are not going your way. You can analyse yourself and get back to scoring runs" External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 23, 2022 4:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Umran Malik has been very-very impressive with his speed but more than his speed, it's his accuracy that's impressed me the most. A lot of guys who bowl at that speed tend to spray the ball around but Umran bowls very few wide deliveries. If he can control the wides down the leg side, he will be a tremendous bowler because that will mean he'll be attacking the stumps all the time, and with his pace, it's not easy to hit straight. If he bowls wicket-to-wicket, he will be pretty much an unplayable bowler. He's going to play for India. He should be in that Indian squad for the one-off Test and the ODI series against England" External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 22, 2022 11:32:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Queen ) : "The Queen's Necklace, Wilko [Wilkins]… We are still awaiting the Kohinoor diamond," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Umran Malik has been very-very impressive with his speed but more than his speed, it's his accuracy that's impressed me the most. A lot of guys who bowl at that speed tend to spray the ball around but Umran bowls very few wide deliveries. If he can control the wides down the leg side, he will be a tremendous bowler because that will mean he'll be attacking the stumps all the time, and with his pace, it's not easy to hit straight. If he bowls wicket-to-wicket, he will be pretty much an unplayable bowler. He's going to play for India. He should be in that Indian squad for the one-off Test and the ODI series against England." External link

irishsun Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Mohsin Khan ) : “Pace is something which we always stand up and admire. But along with the pace to have that kind of accuracy is what separates him (Umran) from the others. Yes, he bowls 150-plus but generally he bowls about 145kmph. There are two-three other bowlers like Mohsin, Kuldip. So, there are bowlers but they are not as accurate as Umran is. So, when you are accurate, you are not giving the batsmen any chance,” External link

news18 Friday, May 20, 2022 7:33:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Shot selection. That's one of the reasons why he's getting off to these terrific starts, looks in no trouble whatsoever, gets to 30-40 and then the shot selection lets him down,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, May 18, 2022 10:56:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "I know it's an instinctive thing. You see the ball being released and then you play the shot. But sometimes when you predetermine that this is the shot that I'm going to play and the ball is not where you're expecting it, then you get into trouble. The ball is hitting the middle of the bat, it's just shot selection that has let him down," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, May 18, 2022 10:56:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar asked : "What fatigue are we talking about here?" External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, May 18, 2022 10:56:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Once you have that good cricketing brain, you will be able to lift yourself when things are not going your way. You can analyse yourself and get back to scoring runs,” External link

india Tuesday, May 17, 2022 7:10:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “With all the right basics you’ve got to marry the temperament and that marriage we have seen is very good at the moment. I hope that he carries on. Rohit Sharma rightly mentioned that he could be an all-format player for India. So now it’s up to him to work that little bit extra, get his fitness going, get a little tighter as far as the technique is concerned and prove Rohit right,” External link

india Tuesday, May 17, 2022 7:10:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Tilak Varma's temperament has been fantastic. In his knock against Chennai Super Kings, he walked into the middle when the team was under pressure. But the way he dealt in ones and twos (early on) was impressive. He played a wide range of shots and kept rotating the strike. This shows that he has a good cricketing head on his shoulders, and I think that's important. Once you have that good cricketing brain, you will be able to lift yourself when things are not going your way. You can analyse yourself and get back to scoring runs," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 17, 2022 4:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Tilak Varma's temperament has been fantastic. In his knock against Chennai Super Kings, he walked into the middle when the team was under pressure. But the way he dealt in ones and twos (early on) was impressive," External link

Hindu Tuesday, May 17, 2022 1:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "Rohit Sharma rightly mentioned that he could be an all-format player for India. So now it's up to him to work that little bit extra, get his fitness going, get a little tighter as far as the technique is concerned, and prove Rohit right," External link

Hindu Tuesday, May 17, 2022 1:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I think he (Dhoni) said, ‘You will definitely see me in yellow’. Whether it’s a player uniform or another yellow, it remains to be seen. I do believe he will be around as a mentor. If he wasn’t keen on continuing, he would not have taken the captaincy back,” External link

india Monday, May 16, 2022 6:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar Answers : “Early information indicates, shortly after 11 pm, the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge when it left the roadway and rolled. Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries. The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating,” External link

india Sunday, May 15, 2022 6:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Well, I mean, look at the way he has played. He is clearly showing he is very keen, still enthusiastic about the game,” External link

india Friday, May 13, 2022 1:09:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Look at the way he has played. He has shown he's keen and still enthusiastic about the game,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 13, 2022 9:26:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "Just last year we saw that before the World Test Championship final, New Zealand played two Test matches there. And due to that, they got acclimatised to the conditions there and when they got similar conditions in Southampton, they made the most of it. This is exactly what is happening to Cheteshwar Pujara. He has gotten used to batting in English conditions, against their bowlers. Yes, there is a huge difference between a County attack and a Test bowling attack. But when a batter is in rhythm, why not take its advantage and consider him," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 12, 2022 3:25:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "Just last year we saw that before the World Test Championship final, New Zealand played two Test matches there. And due to that, they got acclimatised to the conditions there and when they got similar conditions in Southampton, they made the most of it. This is exactly what is happening to Cheteshwar Pujara. He has gotten used to batting in English conditions, against their bowlers. Yes, there is a huge difference between a County attack and a Test bowling attack. But when a batter is in rhythm, why not take its advantage and consider him," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 12, 2022 2:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He can be (a good hitter of the ball), but he didn't help himself by coming to the bat down the order. If you're no.4, you come into bat at no.4 or 3. Take the responsibility. Now, look what happened,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 12, 2022 6:36:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Gujarat are playing with such freedom and they are fearless (in approach). There’s no fear of the world in their game and that’s why they are winning. Of course, you wish to win even when you are playing in your backyard but a loss doesn’t mean that it’s an end to the world, that’s the approach with which they are stepping on the pitch. They are enjoying their game and playing positive cricket,” External link

news18 Tuesday, May 10, 2022 4:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Gujarat are playing with such freedom and they are fearless (in approach). There's no fear of the world in their game and that's why they are winning." External link

irishsun Tuesday, May 10, 2022 2:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar stated : "As long as the break doesn’t mean he is missing India matches. India matches should be No. 1 priority. It’s as simple as that. I think the thing is that if you don’t play, how do you get your form back?" External link

dnaindia Monday, May 9, 2022 3:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar stated ( about Virat Kohli ) : "You ask all over India, you want everybody in India who follows the game will say ‘we want the form for India’. Right? So you can’t take a break for an India game. You want Kohli to start scoring runs for India. All of us want that. All of us want to see him get back to scoring big runs again," External link

dnaindia Monday, May 9, 2022 3:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “As long as the break doesn’t mean he is missing India matches. India matches should be No. 1 priority. It’s as simple as that. I think the thing is that if you don’t play, how do you get your form back? Sitting in the change room, it’s not going to get your form back. The more you play, the more chances you have getting your form back,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 9, 2022 8:05:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “He was looking play the scoop, actually the switch hit because his bottom hand has now become the right hand. Beautiful. What a great shot this is,” External link

india Thursday, May 5, 2022 7:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Yes, the trust had returned the land to the government. My current work commitments and social welfare requirements are such that I wouldn't be able to do justice to setting up the academy which was a dream of mine. Yes of course, if Mhada wants to go ahead with the development on their own and require any inputs from me I would be happy to do so,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 4, 2022 2:44:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Yes, the trust had returned the land to the government. My current work commitments and social welfare requirements are such that I wouldn't be able to do justice to setting up the academy which was a dream of mine. Yes of course, if Mhada wants to go ahead with the development on their own and require any inputs from me I would be happy to do so,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 3, 2022 11:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Sheldon Cottrell ) : "That assault on Sheldon Cottrell in Sharjah gave him the belief to do the impossible and the confidence that he belongs here. We saw the impossible (he did with the bat) the other day as well (vs RCB)," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, May 3, 2022 4:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "There's no twitching or touching the pads (which shows a batter's nervousness) when he bats in the death overs. He just waits for the ball to be delivered and plays his shots. He's got all the shots in the book, but most importantly his temperament to stay cool in a crisis is brilliant," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, May 3, 2022 4:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “People get these labels. ‘Finisher’. It means you have to come only in 14th or 15th over, that’s not right. The man is in form, even if a wicket falls in the 11th over, get him out there,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 3, 2022 12:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Venkatesh Iyer… I was talking about giving someone a long rope, he has played about… what 9 or 10 games… but hasn’t done anything with either bat or ball. It could be a second season syndrome for him. And that’s the reason they decided to go in with Anukul Roy. We all know that he is a brilliant fielder,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 3, 2022 12:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Because of the fact that they have not been winning, KKR have had to make a couple of changes. Venkatesh Iyer… I was talking about giving someone a long rope, he has played about… what 9 or 10 games… but hasn’t done anything with either bat or ball. It could be a second season syndrome for him. And that’s the reason they decided to go in with Anukul Roy. We all know that he is a brilliant fielder. We have seen him coming in as substitute after some bowler has bowled his four overs. As a fielder he is outstanding," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 3, 2022 5:15:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He's always been a yorker specialist but what we've seen in recent times is the way he's managing to move the ball late which deceives the batsmen. So, it's good to see that improvement in Natarajan," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 2, 2022 5:09:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I think it's a matter of confidence. Last year, perhaps, he wasn't on top of his game because of the injury situation. Right now he's full of confidence, he's had a bit of a break, and he's fresh and raring to go. He recognises that there is a T20 World Cup in four months' time and he wants to be on that flight to Australia," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 2, 2022 5:09:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He's always been a yorker specialist but what we've seen in recent times is the way he's managing to move the ball late which deceives the batsmen. So, it's good to see that improvement in Natarajan." External link

irishsun Sunday, May 1, 2022 5:59:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “What I see with Hardik is exactly what happened to Rohit Sharma when he first got the captaincy of Mumbai Indians midway through the season (in IPL 2013). Suddenly (we saw) Rohit Sharma from playing those lovely cameos of 40s, 50s, and 60s now staying right till the end and taking responsibility,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 1, 2022 12:05:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “What I see with Hardik is exactly what happened to Rohit Sharma when he first got the captaincy of Mumbai Indians midway through the season (in IPL 2013). Suddenly (we saw) Rohit Sharma from playing those lovely cameos of 40s, 50s, and 60s now staying right till the end and taking responsibility. His shot selections became much better (with his captaincy),” External link

india Sunday, May 1, 2022 12:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “Similarly, you can see that happening with Hardik, his shot selection is absolutely terrific. Of course, he’s an outstanding fielder and (that was the case with) Rohit Sharma, he was a brilliant fielder in the covers and close-in as well (in those days). So Pandya is showing those qualities too and that’s why Gujarat Titans are doing so well,” External link

india Sunday, May 1, 2022 12:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Wow. what is that? A new celebration," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 28, 2022 6:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about David Warner ) : "Sometimes when you are not doing well, the atmosphere in the change room isn't always the best and that kind of affects your game. That seems to have happened with David Warner." External link

irishsun Thursday, April 28, 2022 4:30:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “The next for him, I think is the Indian team. He might not play in the XI because India have got Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Umesh Yadav. So, he might not play. But just traveling with his group, traveling with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, sharing the dressing room with them.. just look what is going to happen to him!” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 28, 2022 7:45:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Accuracy, yes. Speed is there but when you bowl with that speed, you can spray the ball here and there. But he is bang on all the time,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 28, 2022 7:45:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "He didn't play a lot of cricket before the IPL because he was trying to get fully fit with all the problems he had due to the injury," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, April 23, 2022 6:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "So basically, that thinking cap is on; and once that happens your game just goes up," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, April 23, 2022 6:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "He didn't play a lot of cricket before the IPL because he was trying to get fully fit with all the problems he had due to the injury," External link

Hindu Saturday, April 23, 2022 12:59:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "So basically, that thinking cap is on; and once that happens your game just goes up," External link

Hindu Saturday, April 23, 2022 12:59:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “They will be down in the dumps. They are a champion team. They have won this trophy 5 times. So, obviously, they’ll feel disappointed. To lose 7 in a row, means they are almost out of the tournament. Like I said before, their batters have to score runs. It’s got to be a team performance,” External link

news18 Friday, April 22, 2022 4:54:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "At that particular situation, under so much pressure, only MS Dhoni could have done it. Not for a second, did he think that he was not going to be able to do it. It's amazing how takes the game right to the end. He makes the bowler bowl to what he wants," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 22, 2022 11:26:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He is bowling a little quicker than last year. Last year he was bowling in the mid-70s, now he is at about 82-83. The delivery with which he got Ellis out was at 85kmph. So he is bowling it quicker,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 21, 2022 9:51:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He is doing it so consistently, the loop is coming quite nicely, everything is gelling for him, the wickets are coming. And he is in a happy frame of mind, you could see that when he was out there. Wonderful to see a young man get his mojo back," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 21, 2022 9:51:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about In The ) : “He’s picking up wickets at crucial times and the fact that he’s getting wickets, that also makes his chances of a comeback in India’s T20 side stronger. The left-handed spinner can bowl a very well disguised googly (and that makes him dangerous). He’s a lot flatter, earlier on maybe, he was a little bit slower off the pitch, now he’s just that touch quicker which will make batting difficult against him,” External link

india Wednesday, April 20, 2022 9:41:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He’s picking up wickets at crucial times and the fact that he’s getting wickets, that also makes his chances of a comeback in India’s T20 side stronger. The left-handed spinner can bowl a very well disguised googly (and that makes him dangerous). He’s a lot flatter, earlier on maybe, he was a little bit slower off the pitch, now he’s just that touch quicker which will make batting difficult against him,” External link

news18 Wednesday, April 20, 2022 7:05:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Team ) : "He said he wants to be a part of the Indian Team for the T20 World Cup. So what I am saying is don't look at his age, just look at what he's producing," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 20, 2022 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "He's just changing the complexion of the game with his performance. He's doing it for his team. He's doing the job that you can expect him to do at number 6 or 7 at the (T20) World Cup (in October-November)," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 20, 2022 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Team ) : “He said he wants to be a part of the Indian Team for the T20 World Cup. So what I am saying is don’t look at his age, just look at what he’s producing,” External link

india Tuesday, April 19, 2022 11:55:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “He’s just changing the complexion of the game with his performance. He’s doing it for his team. He’s doing the job that you can expect him to do at number 6 or 7 at the (T20) World Cup (in October-November),” External link

india Tuesday, April 19, 2022 11:55:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Of course, he'll be the RCB player to watch out for in the game against Lucknow. He's just changing the complexion of the game with his performance. He's doing it for his team." External link

irishsun Tuesday, April 19, 2022 6:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Of course, he'll be the RCB player to watch out for in the game against Lucknow. He's just changing the complexion of the game with his performance. He's doing it for his team" External link

dnaindia Tuesday, April 19, 2022 4:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “If he can control the wides down the leg side, he will be a tremendous bowler because that will mean he’ll be attacking the stumps all the time, and with his pace, it’s not easy to hit straight. If he bowls wicket-to-wicket, he’s going to be pretty much an unplayable bowler. He’s going to play for India,” External link

news18 Tuesday, April 19, 2022 3:33:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Umran Malik has been very, very impressive with his speed but more than his speed, it's his accuracy (that's impressed). A lot of guys who bowl at that speed tend to spray the ball around but Umran bowls very few wide deliveries," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 19, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Team ) : "He said he wants to be a part of the Indian Team for the T20 World Cup. So what I am saying is don't look at his age, just look at what he's producing," External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 19, 2022 1:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "He's just changing the complexion of the game with his performance. He's doing it for his team. He's doing the job that you can expect him to do at number 6 or 7 at the (T20) World Cup (in October-November)," External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 19, 2022 1:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Umran Malik has been very-very impressive with his speed but more than his speed, it’s his accuracy (that’s impressed). A lot of guys who bowl at that speed tend to spray the ball around but Umran bowls very few wide deliveries. If he can control the wides down the leg side, he will be a tremendous bowler because that will mean he’ll be attacking the stumps all the time, and with his pace, it’s not easy to hit straight. If he bowls wicket-to-wicket, he’s going to be pretty much an unplayable bowler. He’s going to play for India,” External link

india Tuesday, April 19, 2022 1:38:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Umran Malik has been very-very impressive with his speed but more than his speed, it's his accuracy (that's impressed). A lot of guys who bowl at that speed tend to spray the ball around but Umran bowls very few wide deliveries." External link

irishsun Monday, April 18, 2022 5:42:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “He is shutting down the noise when you've got a hundred, you want to take the applause. He should do this when he has scored four, five, six runs but when you got a hundred take it out enjoy the applause everybody is applauding you, ” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 17, 2022 5:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “I do not understand, let all the applause come through, not shut it out, you shut it out when you get out on zero, one, two, three, four or something like that’s when you put your fingers in ears,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 17, 2022 5:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Dale Steyn ) : “I know you don’t want to take any credit Dale. But for Umran, just standing next to you is a huge honour. He’s taking that inspiration from you before going out to play. He’s not just trying to win matches… he’s also looking to impress you. When he comes back to the dugout after the match and you give him a pat on the back, that’s going to be the biggest prize for him than Man of the Match awards,” External link

greaterkashmir Saturday, April 16, 2022 11:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Dale Steyn ) : "I know you don't want to take any credit Dale. But for Umran, just standing next to you is a huge honour. He's taking that inspiration from you before going out to play. He's not just trying to win matches... he's also looking to impress you. When he comes back to the dugout after the match and you give him a pat on the back, that's going to be the biggest prize for him than Man of the Match awards," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 16, 2022 1:41:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Matthew Hayden ) : "What is running through his veins? It's not blood. Ice! You (Matthew Hayden) are right, Ice. Rahul Tewatia should be nicknamed iceman," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 9, 2022 11:54:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Matthew Hayden ) : “What is running through his veins? It’s not blood. Ice! You (Matthew Hayden) are right, Ice. Rahul Tewatia should be nicknamed iceman,” External link

india Saturday, April 9, 2022 11:44:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "There is another change in law that MCC have brought about, but haven't read any explanation as to why such a long-standing law of the game has been changed. This change is about a new batter taking strike even if the two batsmen have crossed when the catch was taken. Why this has been changed is not known, at least I haven't read any reason for it but it takes away one of the tactical facets of the game. If a better batsman is at the non-striker’s end when the ball goes up in the air, the strategy would be for him to cross the striker before the catch is completed so he can then face the next delivery," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 8, 2022 4:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Rahul is not just somebody who can begin the innings and get the team off to a good start. He has all the shots in the book to finish it off as well. So if he gets going till the 15th-16th over, then LSG can post 200-plus on the board," External link

dnaindia Monday, April 4, 2022 5:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Rahul is such an integral part of any team. He opens the batting and gets to bat 20 overs and sets the pace for his team. I believe he has the ability to be the finisher as well," External link

dnaindia Monday, April 4, 2022 5:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "KL Rahul is such an integral part of any team. He opens the batting and gets to bat 20 overs and sets the pace for his team. I believe he has the ability to be the finisher as well" External link

nepalnews Monday, April 4, 2022 3:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "He's not just somebody who can begin the innings and get the team off to a good start. He has all the shots in the book to finish it off as well. So if he gets going till the 15th-16th over, then LSG can post 200-plus on the board," External link

nepalnews Monday, April 4, 2022 3:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "If you get a batter out in your previous encounter, it gives you that much more confidence. On the other hand, if you've been hammered by the batter, you will just be a little bit nervous. And also, it's a challenge, that 'I have been hammered in the previous game and I want to show what I am capable of'. Avesh Khan is a very good prospect. I don't care what people say about him but he is a fabulous prospect for India," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 4, 2022 1:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar pointed out : "He bowls quick. In the last match we saw that in the final over he was bowling basically slower deliveries so he got hit because those are not your regular deliveries. So, unless you practice the slower ones in the nets and get that length right, else either are going to bowl short and length and the batters are going to take you on for runs," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 4, 2022 1:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He has played a fair bit of limited-overs cricket and he is still bowling those length balls. He is going to get punished. Of course, it’s not fair that somebody who has not bowled so far is given the 19th over when the batsmen are looking to play the shots. But look at it… it’s a length ball. He is bowling the slower delivery but a slower delivery is very useful on a turning, dry pitch. Not on a pitch where the ball is coming off the bat quite nicely,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 1, 2022 4:30:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “Clearly, CSK’s calculation as far as who should be bowling is going wrong. A length ball and a nice easy swing on this lovely batting pitch. He clearly hasn’t learnt anything, Shivam Dube. A quicker ball but length ball this time and it has gone the distance. The first ball went for a six, and then he was smashed for a boundary. Then again, a boundary and then the last ball going to a six – 25 runs,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 1, 2022 4:30:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Whether Hardik Pandya will bowl, how many overs he will bowl, will also be something which not just the Gujarat Titans, but the entire cricketing fraternity will be looking forward to. Because if he starts to bowl and bowl well, with his batting ability, make no mistake, he will become an automatic selection for the World T20," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 30, 2022 4:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "It was a great delivery. Very few bowlers get that kind of a delivery straight up. Bowlers, especially fast bowler do take a little bit of time to get rhythm and confidence about their run-up. But that first ball… did Rahul do anything wrong? Nothing, he hadn't even poked at the ball. It moved really late and took the outside edge," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 30, 2022 4:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Quinton de Kock ) : "The best part about Quinton de Kock is the fact that he also has captaincy experience. He has been a captain of South Africa and knows all formats of the game. He knows what team building is all about because we are talking about a different team now. He will be very keen to contribute towards the team building process," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 28, 2022 2:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "When he was the captain of Punjab Kings, he seemed to be preoccupied, maybe he was not getting the 11 that he wanted. The new franchise Lucknow Super Giants is going to be a different challenge for KL and if he can bat the way he did in previous seasons and take the team to the knockouts if not actually the finals, then he would have taken a big step forward as far as his own cricketing career is concerned," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 28, 2022 2:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Of course Mumbai Indians, I think Delhi Capitals too, the way they have progressed in the last couple of years is impressive so Delhi Capitals are the second team,” External link

india Sunday, March 27, 2022 5:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Kolkata Knight ) : “Then, I think it could be Kolkata Knight Riders because they are a very, very good team. And I am hoping for Jaddu’s sake that Chennai Super Kings could be the fourth team,” External link

india Sunday, March 27, 2022 5:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "At the moment, we do not know whether Kohli will be captain again. Sometimes when a player is relieved of the burden of captaincy, he flourishes as he is not thinking about 10 other players" "When you are captain, you are thinking about 10 other players and sometimes also the other members of your squad, about their form or lack of form and things that they are not doing right which when they do it right, will be good for the team. This season, we might actually see the Kohli of 2016 where he got almost 1000 runs in the IPL season," External link

nepalnews Saturday, March 26, 2022 4:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar observed : "Ruturaj Gaikwad is another player who has very little areas to improve. There is nothing really required as far as Gaikwad's improvement is concerned. He has got all the shots in the book, but the most impressive aspect is his shot selection. Whatever shot he plays, he doesn't get cowed down," "He is not afraid to play the lofted shot when required and his shot selection has been very good in the IPL. So, there is very little that he needs to do. All he needs to do is keep on scoring runs similar to last season" External link

newindianexpress Saturday, March 26, 2022 12:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It has been a wonderful last couple of seasons for Suryakumar Yadav and IPL 2022 is a great opportunity for him to cement his place in the Indian team by performing well again this season," External link

irishsun Friday, March 25, 2022 5:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It has been a wonderful last couple of seasons for Suryakumar Yadav and IPL 2022 is a great opportunity for him to cement his place in the Indian team by performing well again this season," External link

dnaindia Friday, March 25, 2022 4:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Ruturaj Gaikwad is another player who has very little areas to improve. There is nothing really required as far as Gaikwad's improvement is concerned. He has got all the shots in the book, but the most impressive aspect is his shot selection. Whatever shot he plays, he doesn't get cowed down," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 25, 2022 4:22:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ravindra Jadeja ) : "If in the odd game MS Dhoni decides to take a break, I won't be surprised if the mantle of captaincy will be handed over to Jadeja," External link

india Thursday, March 24, 2022 2:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ravindra Jadeja ) : “If in the odd game MS Dhoni decides to take a break, I won’t be surprised if the mantle of captaincy will be handed over to Jadeja,” External link

india Thursday, March 24, 2022 2:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Punjab Kings is one of those teams who are yet to win the title. This time, I don't think they have an impact player in the team they have built. On the other hand, though, this could also benefit the side. When there are very low expectations, there is very less pressure,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 24, 2022 7:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “When the pressure is less, the players are more free in their approach. In that aspect, I think Punjab Kings can surprise a few. Will they win the trophy? I doubt that. See, this is a T20 format and you have to be in that consistent cycle of winning,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 24, 2022 7:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "India cleaned up yet another series win with another three-day finish to move up the points table for the World Test Championship. Their next few Test matches are likely to be away from home and after what happened in South Africa it is understandable that they did not want to take any chances and prepared pitches that suited their strength. What that does do however is that the batsmen, who the crowds come to watch, are also troubled by the opposition bowlers and unable to get the big scores that their millions of followers want to see," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 22, 2022 1:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar replied : “Yes certainly, he is looking like that,” “Because anybody who plays the way he did…it is very attractive batting that he has, the shots that he has. He is a good looking young man. So it all points to the fact that in the next six-eight months he could be the next big thing in Indian cricket,” External link

india Tuesday, March 15, 2022 8:16:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Du Plessis ) : "Loads of captaincy experience, loads of leadership quality you see in Faf du Plessis. I am not surprised at all. Remember, he took South African cricket ahead. There was a time in South African cricket when there was a bit of turmoil. He managed to get the team together and get South Africa right up to the top. Clearly, a terrific decision by RCB to hand over the captaincy to Faf du Plessis," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 14, 2022 11:30:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Mohamed Chami ) : “Yes he is somebody who can bowl long spells, sustain that pace, and can build pressure with every single delivery. You need somebody like that. He has been terrific as well. People often forget that sometimes you got to be one of the quicker bowlers has to be a workhorse that means he has to bowl not just a four-over spell, but a six or seven-over spell and that is what Shami does. He runs in hard every ball and gives you everything. And he has got this ability that with just a little flick of the wrist he gets the ball to move either way. Tough to play him,” External link

news18 Sunday, March 13, 2022 11:51:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Basically, don't go ahead of yourselves. Sometimes, you do go ahead of yourselves and that is acceptable when there is a declaration on the bounce. Otherwise, just focus on the next ball that is going to come,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 12, 2022 12:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “The moment you start to get a little pre-determined and the ball is not in the area that you are looking to play the shot, you can get into trouble. Otherwise, nothing needs to be changed at all,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 12, 2022 12:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I think he is recognising the talent that he has. Sometimes it takes you sometime to realise how much potential you have. He has taken his time, nothing wrong with that, and now he has started to believe a lot more that he can contribute with the bat,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 12, 2022 12:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “He has got to think about it. You can argue that it is a productive shot but that is not the only shot. He has got so many others. Now every bowler who has a little bit of pace will fancy his chances against him saying, ‘I don’t mind going for a couple of sixes or boundaries but there will be an opportunity because he hits the ball in the air’,” External link

india Friday, March 11, 2022 7:17:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He has got to think about it. You can argue that it is a productive shot but that is not the only shot. He has got so many others. Now every bowler who has a little bit of pace will fancy his chances against him saying, 'I don't mind going for a couple of sixes or boundaries but there will be an opportunity because he hits the ball in the air',” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 11, 2022 5:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “So he has got to work the percentages out. If he still thinks that that the percentages are working in his favour, then go on playing but at the moment, they aren't working in his favour. So maybe he should put it in cold storage till he gets to 80,90, 100,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 11, 2022 5:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He (Gill) hasn't played any form of cricket in the last two months. He did not even play Ranji Trophy so if you have to play for India, you need some or the other type of practice. Of course, he has the talent, there is no doubt about it. But in the end, it is also about form," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 9, 2022 5:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "No, I wouldn't say that no. For me, the Indian spinners and Muttiah Muralitharan were certainly better than Shane Warne," External link

greaterkashmir Tuesday, March 8, 2022 12:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “No, I wouldn’t say that no. For me, the Indian spinners and Muttiah Muralitharan were certainly better than Shane Warne,” External link

news18 Tuesday, March 8, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Because he did not have much success against Indian players who were very good players of spin, I don’t think I would call him the greatest,” External link

news18 Tuesday, March 8, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “He mastered a craft which is so difficult to master, which is wrist spin. To pick 700-plus wickets like he did in Test cricket plus hundreds more in one-day cricket just tells you how good a bowler he was,” External link

news18 Tuesday, March 8, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Last week was a very traumatic time for cricket fraternity as in 24 hours, we lost two icons of the game - Rodney Marsh and Shane Warne. On TV, I was asked by an anchor whether Warne was the greatest spinner and I gave my honest opinion," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 8, 2022 5:35:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Last week was a very traumatic time for cricket fraternity as in 24 hours, we lost two icons of the game -- Rodney Marsh and Shane Warne. On TV, I was asked by an anchor whether Warne was the greatest spinner and I gave my honest opinion," External link

business-standard Monday, March 7, 2022 11:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Last week was a very traumatic time for cricket fraternity as in 24 hours, we lost two icons of the game -- Rodney Marsh and Shane Warne. On TV, I was asked by an anchor whether Warne was the greatest spinner and I gave my honest opinion," External link

srilankasource Monday, March 7, 2022 11:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “No, I wouldn’t say that no. For me, the Indian spinners and Muttiah Muralitharan were certainly better than Shane Warne,” External link

india Monday, March 7, 2022 11:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Because he did not have much success against Indian players who were very good players of spin, I don’t think I would call him the greatest,” “Muttiah Muralitharan with a greater success he had against India, I would rank him over Warne in my book,” External link

india Monday, March 7, 2022 11:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “He mastered a craft which is so difficult to master, which is wrist spin. To pick 700-plus wickets like he did in Test cricket plus hundreds more in one-day cricket just tells you how good a bowler he was,” External link

india Monday, March 7, 2022 11:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about India Squad ) : “Excellent debut (as captain). When you win inside three days, it tells you your team has been superior. More importantly, when India were fielding, the bowling changes were very impressive. The catches were going to exactly where the fielders were. The fielders did not move much. What does it tell you? Spot on-field placing,” External link

india Monday, March 7, 2022 11:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “No, I wouldn’t say that no. For me, the Indian spinners and Muttiah Muralitharan were cerianly better than Shane Warne,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 7, 2022 3:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Because he did not have much success against Indian players who were very good players of spin, I don’t think I would call him the greatest,” “Muttiah Muralitharan with a greater success he had against India, I would rank him over Warne in my book,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 7, 2022 3:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “He mastered a craft which is so difficult to master, which is wrist spin. To pick 700-plus wickets like he did in Test cricket plus hundreds more in one-day cricket just tells you how good a bowler he was,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 7, 2022 3:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Within the space of 24 hours the cricket world has lost two giants of the game, not just Australian cricket but the cricket world. Rodney Marsh and then Shane Warne. This is unbelievable. Hard to come to grips with,” External link

wsau Monday, March 7, 2022 11:02:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “For me, the Indian spinners and Muralitharan were certainly better than Warne. Because look at Warne’s record against India. It was pretty ordinary against India,” “Because he didn’t have much success against Indian players, who are very good players of spin bowling, I don’t think I would call him the greatest. Muralitharan with the success that he had against India would rank over him in my book” External link

wsau Monday, March 7, 2022 11:02:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He was always looking to live life fully, king size as they call it and he did that and maybe because he lived life in such a manner is perhaps the reason why his heart couldn’t take it and he passed away so soon,” External link

wsau Monday, March 7, 2022 11:02:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “Look at Shane Warne’s record against India. It was pretty ordinary. In India, he got five wickets only once in Nagpur, and that too because Zaheer Khan swung wildly against him to give him a fifer. Because he did not have much success against Indian players who were very good players of spin, I don’t think I would call him the greatest. Muttiah Muralitharan with a greater success he had against India, I would rank him over Warne in my book,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 5, 2022 3:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “The thing that you need to consider is that Test cricket was played considerably more during the time when the first 10-11 Indian players reached 100 Tests. White-ball cricket wasn't played that much. But since 2008-2009, it went the opposite way. White-ball cricket was played more and Tests were left behind. So, if someone needed to give importance to the game, he had to play Test cricket,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 4, 2022 12:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “We have Test matches in every season and the way Dhoni and Kohli's teams have played in those games is the reason for the format's improved stature in the world at the moment. Everyone knows that a cricketer is rated on the basis of his performance in Test cricket. If you don't make runs or don't take regular wickets in Tests, you won't be counted as one of the greats of the game,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 4, 2022 12:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Playing 100th Test for your country is an incredible feeling, all of us when we were kids playing in the compounds of our house, we dream of playing for India. After playing for the country and you come to your 100th Test, it is an incredible feeling. Reaching the 100th Test means you have played for the country very successfully. No carrier will be smooth, there will be highs and lows," External link

timesofoman Friday, March 4, 2022 9:17:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "To provoke a fast bowler takes something else. Kohli is one of the rare batters who likes to sledge bowlers. He has been different, he likes to get under their skin. He is like Javed Miandad in that sense. His progress has been phenomenal, the consistency with which he has played, the 100th Test and beyond should be more of the same," External link

timesofoman Friday, March 4, 2022 9:17:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Playing 100 Tests for your country is an incredible feeling, all of us when we were kids playing in the compounds of our house, we dream of playing for India. After playing for the country and you come to your 100th Test, it is an incredible feeling. Reaching the 100th Test means you have played for the country very successfully. No career will be smooth, there will be highs and lows," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 4, 2022 6:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "To provoke a fast bowler takes something else. Kohli is one of the rare batters who likes to sledge bowlers. He has been different, he likes to get under their skin. He is like Javed Miandad in that sense. His progress has been phenomenal, the consistency with which he has played, the 100th Test and beyond should be more of the same," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 4, 2022 6:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Playing 100th Test for your country is an incredible feeling, all of us when we were kids playing in the compounds of our house, we dream of playing for India. After playing for the country and you come to your 100th Test, it is an incredible feeling. Reaching the 100th Test means you have played for the country very successfully. No carrier will be smooth, there will be highs and lows," External link

srilankasource Thursday, March 3, 2022 11:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "To provoke a fast bowler takes something else. Kohli is one of the rare batters who likes to sledge bowlers. He has been different, he likes to get under their skin. He is like Javed Miandad in that sense. His progress has been phenomenal, the consistency with which he has played, the 100th Test and beyond should be more of the same," External link

srilankasource Thursday, March 3, 2022 11:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Don't be surprised if you see at least two five-wicket hauls from Jasprit Bumrah in these two Test matches. Any kind of conditions, he will get you wickets at the start, he will get you wickets anytime. So I don't think it makes a difference," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 3, 2022 2:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “It has been a fabulous journey. Even in his debut series he wasn’t afraid to take on the opposition. I don’t know how many of you recall when way back in 2011, he made his Test debut. Fidel Edwards was bouncing him and he was ducking them. After that Edwards stared at Virat and Kohli in return was blowing kisses to him through the grille of the helmet. For a newcomer to be dealing that way with one of the fastest bowlers in the world – Fidel Edwards was quick. He was 145 plus – that told you about the young man’s belief in himself and the guts that he showed. Since then, it has only been an upward curve as far as his career in concerned,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 3, 2022 5:43:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “As a captain what happens is that you are concerned about everybody else. It’s just a natural thing, you are concerned about your bowlers’ forms, maybe there is a slight niggle injury, as a batting unit may be your No.4 or No.5 are not getting the runs, getting out badly,” External link

news18 Wednesday, March 2, 2022 9:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Any game that you play, you want the crowd to be there. India has played without any crowds in recent times. Any performer, be it an actor, be it a cricketer, wants to play in front of the crowd. The 100th Test is very very special. Disappointing that there is going to be no crowd, but I think the decision has been taken in the greater interest. The cases have increased in and around Mohali, where the match is going to be played," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, March 1, 2022 6:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "Any game that you play, you want the crowd to be there. Any performer, be it an actor, be it a cricketer, wants to play in front of a crowd," External link

thenational Tuesday, March 1, 2022 1:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar concluded ( about Mohamed Siraj ) : "There are so many options. And it allows you to go in with pure bowlers and not bowlers who can bat. With a top-batting line-up, you can go in with someone like Mohammed Siraj or Avesh Khan, who is not known as a batsman. You don’t have to look for someone who can bat like Shardul Thakur or Deepak Chahar or Bhuvneshwar Kumar. You might think in terms of all-out attack," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, March 1, 2022 10:39:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I am really surprised that he has not been picked up by any of the IPL franchises because maybe the performance before that was not very good. But looking at his batting performances yesterday and today, and the fact that he can bowl a few overs as well means that he will be on the radar of just about every franchise in case there is an injury, in case there is a replacement player required,” External link

ceylontoday Monday, February 28, 2022 7:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “That is the beauty about this particular Indian team. There are so many options virtually for every single spot in the team. So anybody who gets an opportunity he knows he needs to grab it and cannot waste it. What Shreyas Iyer has shown in this innings is the cleverness of his batting. The way he was moving away when there was no deep third man and hitting the ball over, the way he was moving towards the offside and clipping the ball to the onside. That shows a batsman who is supremely confident of himself and the skill he posses,” External link

news18 Sunday, February 27, 2022 12:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “These are really exciting times for Indian cricket. I use the word exciting because of the amount of talent that is on the show and the way they’re saying ‘consider me. Take me in the squad’,” External link

news18 Sunday, February 27, 2022 12:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "He is again making a point. Yes, he had a pretty ordinary series in South Africa. But he has come back well. Again, look at the competition, nobody can take his place for granted. He has been a senior bowler for such a long time, the moment he slipped a little bit and questions were asked about him, he has picked himself up," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, February 25, 2022 6:55:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I think the challenge is getting the players to play at their highest as far as their mental and physical conditioning is concerned because there is so much of cricket which not just the Indian team is playing but the international cricket," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 22, 2022 4:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "There is going to be 2 months of IPL and then 5 T20Is against South Africa and then that one-off Test in England followed by T20i series there. It's a grueling schedule. So how to manage the players as far as their form and fitness are concerned. That's going to be the biggest challenge for Rohit and the team management," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 22, 2022 4:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ajinkya Rahane ) : "It was expected. If in the three Tests in South Africa, one of them had hit a century or played an innings of 80-90 runs, then it would have been a different matter. Yes, Ajinkya Rahane played an attractive knock. But apart from that, there weren’t enough runs from them when it was expected and when the team needed the runs," External link

dnaindia Monday, February 21, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "So I think time will not be on their side because they will be in their mid-30s. If a chance has been given to youngsters in these two vacant spots and if those youngsters take this opportunity by their hands then it will be difficult for them (Pujara and Rahane) to return to the team," External link

dnaindia Monday, February 21, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar explained : "So I think time will not be on their side because they will be in their mid-30s. If a chance has been given to youngsters in these two vacant spots -- and if those youngsters take this opportunity by their hands -- then it will be difficult for them (Pujara and Rahane) to return to the team," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 21, 2022 5:13:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "From the way he speaks, it seems like the players know their roles," External link

afp-en Sunday, February 20, 2022 10:20:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "As the captain of the team (Rohit) is leading by example, showing how it is done to someone like Ishan Kishan, relatively new to T20 cricket. If you've got somebody at the other end who is showing you how to do it, it just increases the confidence of the youngster," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, February 18, 2022 5:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar mentioned : "This can give you advantage when the catch comes or the ball comes. It's become very regular. Lot of players wear it. Padding or no padding... it shouldn't be there. Unless of course the rules have changed, in which case it’s fine. There are so many rule changes that one fails to warp his head around them," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 17, 2022 3:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar stated : "The followers of each franchise will be looking for early signs whether the money that they forked out is going to be worth it. That in itself will create pressure of expectations from the players and that could be a telling factor in these matches," External link

dnaindia Thursday, February 17, 2022 11:10:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Look he deserves every penny, every rupee that he’s earned at the auction. He put in a fabulous performance last year. And the best part about Harshal Patel is how he has reinvented himself. Earlier, he was a bowler batters were looking to face because he hardly had any change of pace. He was being taken for a lot of runs. He is learning from it, he has improved from that. Now, he is the bowler that batters do not want to face because they don’t know what he is going to bowl," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 17, 2022 5:04:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “He has got a very good yorker. He has got a slower bouncer. He has got a delivery that skids along quite nicely so he has got the works and he knows when to use it because of the experience he has had playing in the IPL for the last few years. He has only got better every year,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 17, 2022 5:04:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "The auction is a life-changing one for all the players as it opens doors to a secure future for them and their families," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 16, 2022 5:05:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "For those who were unlucky, it's an opportunity to prove that it was a mistake not to pick them and with more matches and teams in the IPL, there is always an opportunity to be a replacement player," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 16, 2022 5:05:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He definitely is going to be one of the most-sought after players. If he’d got a hundred, with him, it’s just a question of breaking the bank. With an 80, he will shake the bank,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 12, 2022 5:39:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "Easy money has spoilt many a promising talent and that’s something the administrators can prevent by ensuring that an uncapped player remains eager to keep performing year after year and not fall by the wayside as so many have done in the past," External link

dnaindia Thursday, February 10, 2022 3:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I think the thinking behind it was the first 10 overs. It’s where India sometimes don’t score as many as they should be. So, they could have sent Rishabh Pant so that he could take advantage of the field restrictions. This is an experiment. Make no mistake. If it works, it can be a template they would like to carry forward as they go on to the World Cup in India next year. It’s something that they would certainly look at,” External link

news18 Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I think the thinking behind it was the first 10 overs. It's where India sometimes don't score as many as they should be. So they could have sent Rishabh Pant so that he could take advantage of the field restrictions. This is an experiment. Make no mistake. If it works, it can be a template they would like to carry forward as they go on to the World Cup in India next year. It's something that they would certainly look at," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 9, 2022 3:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "What is interesting is who is going to be the finisher? I was thinking that maybe they would be looking at Pant as they finisher where he has the license to throw his bat at just about every delivery that he gets to face. Maybe also I think that this move is to give him a sense of responsibility. We have often see him charge down the pitch first ball and get out. So maybe sending him up the order is a way to tell him… 'listen, we expect runs from you'. So it's like giving him a sense of responsibility," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 9, 2022 3:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar pointed out : "This is the first time he has opened the batting. He has opened at four. He has got 340-odd runs. At five he has batted most times and got two fifties. At 6, he has hardly had an opportunity but that's because the Indian top order has been so good and very consistent. At 5, 6 and 7, you hardly get about 7 overs or maybe less than that," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 9, 2022 3:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Why wouldn’t they be getting along? They are playing for India. All these talks that you generally hear about two players not gelling and etc. are all speculations. According to reliable sources or allegedly or reportedly. Nobody actually tells you and this has been happening for a years. And these guys don’t even bother about it. You wouldn’t even bother about these kind of speculations because you yourself know what the truth is. And so there is nothing” External link

india Monday, February 7, 2022 3:18:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I thought that even the South Africans seemed to be looking to do in one-day cricket maybe not so much in Test cricket, to try and bounce Virat Kohli. Because he is one of those batsmen who does not really duck. He loves to play the hook shot, which is one where you cannot really be in control,” External link

news18 Monday, February 7, 2022 10:59:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Shubman Gill has been somebody I had heard a lot about, particularly after the Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand. A lot of people who played a lot of Test cricket came to me and said look he is probably the most promising of all youngsters," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, February 4, 2022 5:41:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "We all know what he is capable of. We all are changing our views and opinions about him every other day. One day he plays a blinder of an innings, the next day he plays a shot which makes you wonder. But somewhere down the line, my feeling is that Rahul Dravid will sit him down and tell him what a marvelous talent he is. And all that he needs to do is to give himself a little bit of time in the middle like he did in Australia," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 2, 2022 11:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "The reason we bring that Australia Tests up is that when he scored that 96 in Sydney, 89 is Brisbane, he gave himself time and only after that he started to go for the big shots. And that's because it becomes easier. You know what the pitch is doing, your feet are moving, you eye is set. And with all those shots, even if he scores 0 off 10 deliveries, in the next 4 he can score 16," "That is the capability that he has, so that is why now Rahul Dravid needs to sit with him and tell him some home truths. This is what is expected to you when you bat at No. 4. We don't want a strike rate of 300, we want a strike-rate where you are taking the team home. He has done it in the past and he can do it again. With that goodness in talent, comes a little sense of wanting to do that much better for the team" External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 2, 2022 11:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “The one name that comes to my mind is Bhuvneshwar Kumar. I am not even sure what kind of a future he has anymore. He has lost out on pace, the accuracy he had at the start where he was getting the ball to move and get the wickets and then again towards the end over, the way he was coming and bowling, that has probably deserted him and it’s time for him to go back to the basics and work hard. That’s the one name that comes to mind,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 31, 2022 9:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Definitely. They have only enhanced their claims by the way they played," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 27, 2022 5:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "Give them the feeling that now they should get more opportunities. That now they belong in the team than being made to sit in the dugout. So definitely these three names ones that you need to look at for the future," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 27, 2022 5:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “The way the last 10 overs were turning out, it seemed as if South Africa would find it tough to win. But the way they kept their composure. The pressure was on them after Lungi Ngidi conceded a few runs. But after that, some of the shots we saw, maybe you could say… ‘what was the hurry? Deepak Chahar played such a wonderful innings, had almost pulled the match. We needed just 10 runs and some 18 balls were left. You could have taken singles and won the game. At that time, what was the need to play the big shot?” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 24, 2022 4:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "I am not faulting him. I am just saying that today the thinking is such that if you have to achieve win, you do it only through fours and sixes. Not through singles. And because of this, the match which was in India’s hands, slipped out of it," "I am not criticising. I am just questioning this thinking that has crept into the minds of people. If you win by taking singles, people won’t say a thing. But if you hit fours, they'll say 'look, he hit a boundary to win the match. Look, he hit a six to win the match.' The urge to hear these cheers is why no one wants to take singles and win the match" External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 24, 2022 4:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Well, when there is a partnership, sometimes the captain goes out of ideas. I think that is what happened. This was a very good pitch to bat on. The ball was coming onto the bat quite nicely, you can play through the line” External link

india Monday, January 24, 2022 5:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I think it’s time to look at Deepak Chahar now. He is younger, pretty much the same kind of bowler and bats handily down the order,” External link

india Saturday, January 22, 2022 10:39:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Now the intention should be to look at what is going to be your core team for the 2023 World Cup in India. We have got a good 17-18 months to do that. The core team have got to get the maximum number of ODIs. There are matches coming against West Indies, Sri Lanka and later on against England. That is where you have got to give them the maximum number of matches so they are well prepared for the World Cup,” External link

india Saturday, January 22, 2022 10:39:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Well, when there is a partnership, sometimes the captain goes out of ideas. I think that is what happened. This was a very good pitch to bat on. The ball was coming onto the bat quite nicely, you can play through the line," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 21, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar pointed out : "Rahul doesn't have much experience of captaincy. He has only captained Punjab Kings in the last two IPLs. Apart from that, in any format tournament - Ranji Trophy or List A. That's why you need to have patience when you think of him as captain. Even if you look at his captaincy in IPL, Punjab Kings haven't done anything on note in the last two years," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 21, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Only the captain has the answer as to why Venkatesh wasn’t bowled even once. He is a new player who has just made a name for himself in the last 4-5 months. That is why he is in the Indian team. But oppositions don’t know much about him. And when such a scenario arises, giving a couple of overs will allow the batters to know him,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar pointed out : "I can't understand. Whenever a partnership is flourishing, a bowler whom the opposition hasn't ever faced, could be a good choice. Something similar happened with Shivam Dube. He too did not get the chances and encouragement that he should have. What is the reason behind it is something that might be answered in the press conference? What planning, what strategy was it that you didn’t even give him a single over," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “Tempers are lost on a sporting arena. You see any sports – whether it is football, cricket or any other sport – tempers are lost. I don’t think they were trying to insinuate something But if you look at it, how would we Indians feel if an overseas team captain did this went to the stump mic and say something to the television channel covering the series. We wouldn’t accept it,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 18, 2022 4:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “The problem with Rohit is that he has fitness issues. So you need a player who remains fit and is available for all matches. If you remember, Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews had the same issue with hamstring. And with that, when you try to run fast or take a quick single, the injury resurfaces,” External link

india Monday, January 17, 2022 7:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “If that is to happen, you may be forced to name someone else captain. So it’s better to pick a player who instead has external injuries. But with Rohit, this cycle of picking up regular injuries is why I am doubtful about him. This is why I feel that only a player who features in all formats should be made captain,” External link

india Monday, January 17, 2022 7:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "The problem with Rohit is that he has fitness issues. So you need a player who remains fit and is available for all matches. If you remember, Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews had the same issue with hamstring. And with that, when you try to run fast or take a quick single, the injury resurfaces," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 17, 2022 4:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Kohli has left a terrific impact as Test captain since taking over. He had a good team. And when you have a good team, the results will be good. Look at Clive Lloyd's West Indies. They had four fast bowlers and brilliant batsmen. When you have a good team, winning matches become easier. Look at Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting and the kind of attacks they had. No one talks about how shrewd they were," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 17, 2022 4:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar stated : "I think that sense of responsibility given to Rishabh Pant will help him score many more of that wonderful hundred he scored at Newlands," External link

dnaindia Monday, January 17, 2022 8:33:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Tiger Pataudi ) : “Tiger Pataudi was captain at the age of 21 under adverse circumstances but look what he did. He took to it like a duck to water,” External link

citizen Monday, January 17, 2022 12:05:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Tiger Pataudi ) : “Tiger Pataudi was captain at the age of 21 under adverse circumstances but look what he did. He took to it like a duck to water,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Sunday, January 16, 2022 6:55:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Tiger Pataudi ) : “Tiger Pataudi was captain at the age of 21 under adverse circumstances but look what he did. He took to it like a duck to water,” External link

dailytimesPK Sunday, January 16, 2022 3:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “It’s going to be quite a debate as far as the selection committee is concerned as to who should be taking Indian cricket forward. First of all, it should be someone who is an automatic pick across all formats of the game. Once that happens, it will be a lot easier,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, January 16, 2022 2:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Tiger Pataudi ) : “Tiger Pataudi was captain at the age of 21 under adverse circumstances but look what he did. He took to it like a duck to water,” External link

dawn Sunday, January 16, 2022 11:07:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It's going to be quite a debate as far as the selection committee is concerned as to who should be taking Indian cricket forward. First of all, it should be someone who is an automatic pick across all formats of the game. Once that happens, it will be a lot easier," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 16, 2022 10:59:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Tiger Pataudi ) : "Tiger Pataudi was captain at the age of 21 under adverse circumstances but look what he did. He took to it like a duck to water," External link

ibtimes Sunday, January 16, 2022 10:39:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Tiger Pataudi ) : "Tiger Pataudi was captain at the age of 21 under adverse circumstances but look what he did. He took to it like a duck to water," External link

afp-en Sunday, January 16, 2022 10:15:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I'm not surprised at all. I thought that it might have come at the presentation ceremony, but that would have looked like it has come out of a sense of anger having lost the series. So, I think a little bit of gap and the decision has come," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 16, 2022 5:30:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "There is every possibility of that, looking at what had transpired earlier on," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 16, 2022 5:30:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I think both Pujara and Rahane will be dropped from the team for the Sri Lanka series. Shreyas Iyer and Hanuma Vihari will both play," External link

business-standard Saturday, January 15, 2022 7:14:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Hanuma Vihari ) : "I think both Pujara and Rahane will be dropped from the team for the Sri Lanka series. Shreyas Iyer and Hanuma Vihari will both play," External link

Hindu Saturday, January 15, 2022 3:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “It was a mystery to me why Shardul Thakur and Jasprit Bumrah did not bowl after Lunch. It was almost as if India had decided that they are not going to win this,” External link

expressindia Friday, January 14, 2022 5:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I think that not just Ajinkya Rahane (will be out of the team). Shreyas Iyer got an opportunity in the Test series against New Zealand and he scored a well-crafted century. He scored decent runs throughout the series, so I believe there will be two vacant places in the XI,” External link

news18 Friday, January 14, 2022 6:06:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar observed : “Yes he was forward but it hit him on the knee roll. On the knee roll, for someone who is not that tall, 9 times out of 10, even on South African pitches, the ball would hit the stumps,” External link

expressindia Thursday, January 13, 2022 10:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Dean Elgar ) : “Because it hit Elgar on the knee roll, I thought at best it would if it was not hitting the top of middle stump then it would clip the top and that would mean umpires call and that was out,” External link

expressindia Thursday, January 13, 2022 10:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “This is one of the finish hundreds I have ever seen,” External link

india Thursday, January 13, 2022 6:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “At the Wanderers, the last time around in 2018, was when they actually got stuck into him apparently because till then he hadn’t really delivered. They said to him that on this pitch if you’re not going to take wickets then… So the word is and I am not too sure that Ravi gave him a rocket. And then he came out and destroyed South Africa. Sometimes you know, you need to put an arm around a player, sometimes you’ve got to just get stuck into him,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 13, 2022 5:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He could have easily flicked it away, no wonder the captain is not very happy,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 12, 2022 2:51:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Dean Elgar ) : “He is the bowler the South Africans worry about most. Look at what Jasprit Bumrah can do. He can bowl the slower delivery. He has got the delivery which leaves the left-hander which is where he got Elgar. He has got the one the one that moves slightly away from the right hander. He has got the fast yorker, the slow yorker. A very sharp bouncer. He has got the goods. He has got everything over there. He unfurls all these weapons very cleverly at the right time,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 12, 2022 12:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar explained ( about Dean Elgar ) : “That is the reason we saw that spell – four overs, four maidens. No one could lay a bat to it. Elgar did it and he was caught. So he is going to be the key. So how Kohli uses him and what sort of bursts he gives to him is also going to decide the fate of the Indian team. He has to be used in good short spell,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 12, 2022 12:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Hahaha! Yeah, when you win, you can say that,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 12, 2022 6:50:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Mayank Aggarwal ) : "Agarwal is a very good player when the ball is hitting the middle of the bat, for the simple reason that he’s got that lovely little push but when the ball moves a little bit, that bat speed gets him into trouble. We have seen that edge when he was on 0, that would have been a terrific catch. Look at that… see how hard he has pushed at the ball," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 11, 2022 1:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar pointed out ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "To a great extent yes, but then it has got to be the mental adjustment more than anything else. Don’t you make mental adjustments from Test to 50-overs to T20 cricket? That is what needs to be done," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 11, 2022 1:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "My opening partner Chetan Chauhan used to play this slash, that used to send the ball racing. And the team was teasing him about it. So he played that shot off Tommo and it went off the top edge, once ball into the boundary for four. In Sydney, the visitors' change room is closer to the action than the home team change room so when that boundary was hit, everyone got up and shouted 'Master'. We all could hear it. Chetan, recognizing that these guys are making fun, started to shake his head and laugh. But as he laugh, he made eye contact with Tommo in his follow through," "Tommo thought that he was laughing at him. So we went across and marked a cross on Chetan's helmet. He said, 'I am going to hit you there and then see if you laugh'. Chetan said 'you do what you want'. And I am from the non-striker's end and trying to tell him, 'Chetan, leave it.' I am speaking to him in Marathi and he tells me, I am a Rajput'. I don't take a backward step'. And after that, he was bowling like the wind. Everything was flying around. Unbelievable. That was the fastest spell I have faced" External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 10, 2022 12:08:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Apart from the injury aspect about Siraj I don't se any changes in the XI. This was pretty much the same team that won the first Test match. Obviously when Kohli comes back Vihari will be the one to miss out. And if Siraj doesn't recover or the team management doesn't have enough confidence in him, because in a five-day Test match and on a day he is expected to deliver, but if he isn't being able to bowl for 15-20 overs owing to the hamstring then they will have him replace. Whether it will be Umesh Yadav or Ishant Sharma, but that is going to be the only concern as far as the Indian team is concerned," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, January 8, 2022 9:54:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar explained : “This is the first time actually where India have lost a Test where Virat Kohli isn't playing. They won most of the matches where Kohli didn't play and there was a draw in Sydney. But coming to KL Rahul, I thought giving Dean Elgar those singles at the start of the second innings was making his life a little bit easier. He is not one of the hookers of the ball hence keeping two man in the deep made no sense. He was instead taking singles quite comfortably. The field placements also could have been a little bit sharper. Some of the attempts were below par. But not taking anything away from the South Africans, it was they who won the game. I don't think the Indians lost it,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, January 8, 2022 7:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “When I look at him, he reminds me of Hashim. Watching Hashim bat, you know there’s a sense of calm that everything is under control. The ball could be doing things but there was that sense because even on pitches where the ball was turning, the way Hashim was batting in India, it was almost as if, ‘look, nothing’s happening’, and that’s the same thing with Cheteshwar Pujara,” External link

india Saturday, January 8, 2022 6:42:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Cheteshwar Pujara ) : “It is a great, great blessing to have players of this temperament in your dressing room. (It may not be) necessarily just on the field but it’s a huge plus and I think having somebody with Cheteshwar Puajra’s temperament in the changing room must be absolutely terrific because in international cricket, there are several moments of tension where people would want to do this or that or the other. When you have somebody who’s going to think about it calmly and give you a measured opinion it makes a big difference,” External link

india Saturday, January 8, 2022 6:42:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “The team has backed them because of the experience and what they have done in the past. They had the belief that they will come good and they did,” External link

india Friday, January 7, 2022 7:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “The Indian fielding could have been just that little bit sharper. But otherwise, it was the South Africans who won the game. I don’t think the Indians lost it, the South Africans who won this game,” External link

india Friday, January 7, 2022 7:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Cheteshwar Pujara ) : “It is a great, great blessing to have players of this temperament in your dressing room. (It may not be) necessarily just on the field but it's a huge plus and I think having somebody with Cheteshwar Puajra's temperament in the changing room must be absolutely terrific because in international cricket, there are several moments of tension where people would want to do this or that or the other. When you have somebody who's going to think about it calmly and give you a measured opinion it makes a big difference,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 7, 2022 4:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “So far, he’s got his decisions spot on,” External link

timesofindia Friday, January 7, 2022 10:44:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Let's not go about the dismissal. We shouldn't be making it as if it was the only reason that India lost. I think that other batsmen didn't make the contribution that they should have. So, I think you could make a point that if India had scored 300 runs in both the innings, it would've been different,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 7, 2022 7:51:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “And even in the second innings, in the Pujara-Rahane partnership, if they had a little more of a partnership, who knows? They could've had set up a bigger challenge for the South Africans,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 7, 2022 7:51:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “It’s a valid question. This is something one could understand if Rishabh Pant had been batting on 30 and 40. This is something he had not done in Australia. There he applied himself, recognised that there will be hard times at the beginning when you come in to bat and then battling through the hard times, he got set and got to know how the pitch is. And then he played the big shots. That’s what he did in Australia,” External link

india Friday, January 7, 2022 6:13:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “This is something we saw against England, at the start of the series. When England came to India, he was jumping down the pitch and trying to hit James Anderson… he did that so well. But after that he seems to think that is the only way to play. That is not the way to play and I am pretty certain that in the change room, Rahul Dravid would have given him a hearing, or as they say in cricket, Dravid must have given him a ‘bamboo’,” External link

india Friday, January 7, 2022 6:13:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Kapil Dev ) : “And the way I look at it is, I mean, weather permitting… tomorrow happens to be the birthday in my view of India’s greatest cricketer – Kapil Dev. So I think it will be a wonderful gift for Kapil from this Indian team. There are many admirers of Kapil Dev in this team. So from this team to Kapil Dev, that will be a fantastic present,” External link

india Thursday, January 6, 2022 8:23:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It's a valid question. This is something one could understand if Rishabh Pant had been batting on 30 and 40. This is something he had not done in Australia. There he applied himself, recognised that there will be hard times in the beginning when you come in to bat and then battling through the hard times, he got set and got to know how the pitch is. And then he played the big shots. That's what he did in Australia," External link

dnaindia Thursday, January 6, 2022 5:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "This is something we saw against England, at the start of the series. When England came to India, he was jumping down the pitch and trying to hit James Anderson he did that so well. But after that, he seems to think that is the only way to play. That is not the way to play and I am pretty certain that in the change room, Rahul Dravid would have given him a hearing, or as they say in cricket, Dravid must have given him a ‘bamboo'," External link

dnaindia Thursday, January 6, 2022 5:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It's a valid question. This is something one could understand if Rishabh Pant had been batting on 30 and 40. This is something he had not done in Australia. There he applied himself, recognised that there will be hard times at the beginning when you come in to bat and then battling through the hard times, he got set and got to know how the pitch is. And then he played the big shots. That's what he did in Australia," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 6, 2022 4:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "This is something we saw against England, at the start of the series. When England came to India, he was jumping down the pitch and trying to hit James Anderson… he did that so well. But after that he seems to think that is the only way to play. That is not the way to play and I am pretty certain that in the change room, Rahul Dravid would have given him a hearing, or as they say in cricket, Dravid must have given him a 'bamboo'," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 6, 2022 4:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “India have never won a series here. In fact, India have won very few Test matches here. The last time India came here in 2018, they won the one-day series but they lost the Test series 2-1. So this is going to be huge for India,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 6, 2022 5:31:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “You had two news batsmen at the crease and then you saw that shot from Rishabh Pant. Forgettable, no excuses for that shot. None of that nonsense that it’s his natural game. There is supposed to be a bit of responsibility shown because there are others taking the blows. There are guys like Rahane who has taken the blow, guys like Pujara who have taken it on their body. So you also fight it out,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 5, 2022 4:51:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "When Bumrah and Shami were not available to play, he not only got seven wickets but also a half-century to his name. He was one of the chief architects behind India's win at the Gabba. And in England, there were occasions when the Indian team didn't post many runs. He came in and smashed half-centuries in both innings. He's also kept picking two odd wickets in each innings," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 5, 2022 4:52:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He walked, nobody walks in today's cricket. They might have fancy cars, that's why they don't walk. All of them have fancy cars so I don't know why Van der Dussen decided to walk. Nevertheless, I think perhaps that is an indication that from here and in slow motion it might look that it might not have gone but Van der Dussen didn't seem to have any problem with that,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 4, 2022 2:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “After those two dismissals one can say that they probably have just the next innings, both Pujara and Rahane, to save their Test careers,” External link

india Monday, January 3, 2022 6:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar stated : "After those two dismissals one can say that they probably have just the next innings, both Pujara and Rahane, to save their Test careers," External link

dnaindia Monday, January 3, 2022 4:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "After these two dismissals, one can say that they probably have just next innings, both Pujara and Rahane to save their Test careers. There have been questions asked about their place in the team, and now with these two dismissals, they have just one innings left – the next innings. Looks like the way India are going, there will be a next inning for them to score something and maybe keep their place in the team," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 3, 2022 2:47:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “The big change with Kohli not playing due to injury and Vihari comes in his place. He was here not too long ago. Vihari was playing with the India A team and he stayed back to be with the national team to he gets in because of the experience he has had now. Whether he would bat at four or will it be Rahane, we will have to wait and see,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 3, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Mohamed Siraj ) : "There was no attempt to take the run. You are a little bit aggressive; you've gotten a bit carried away. But if there was an attempt to run, it would have been understandable. He's there. He didn't take the run. There was no need, absolutely no need for that. Siraj should be spoken to. At the end of the day, how gracious Temba Bavuma was when Siraj gave him the thumbs up," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, January 1, 2022 5:16:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “If you have to look at his batting, there's nothing wrong with it. It's just that he makes his first mistake and he gets out. The luck is not going with him. Yes, you can argue that he should've left some of the deliveries aside, but that's it. Every batsman makes a mistake and most batsmen have the benefit of getting a life. They either have a catch going wide or a catch being dropped. That's just his luck. Once the luck start going his way.. let's keep fingers crossed for 2022,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 31, 2021 7:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “It would be fantastic if he calls Sachin Tendulkar up to wish him a Happy New Year and during that talk, maybe just check up with him on how he curbed his off-side shots in the year 2003-04 against Australia. He was getting out caught in covers or caught-behind and then, in the fourth Test match, he decided he's not going to play through covers. He was only going to play through mid-on or maybe straighter and on the on side. And what did he end up with? 241 not out in the first innings, and 60-something not out (60*) in the second,” “So, just maybe wishing him up a Happy New Year and maybe picking his brains on how he did it, it might help him as well” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 31, 2021 7:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I think the Indian team has been absolutely fantastic over the last couple of years. But 2021 is really special in the history of Indian cricket. They started off the year with guts and glory by drawing a game which looked out of their hands at one stage. Rishabh Pant made it possible that there was a chance for India to win the Sydney Test but unfortunately there was an injury to Hanuma Vihari… it meant that he had to drop anchor. And Ashwin despite his back pain, batting the way that he did… and then winning at Gabba which is the fortress for the Australians will always remain an abiding memory. To score 328 in the final innings is never easy," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 31, 2021 5:07:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He has always been a very very talented cricketer. Perhaps, he might agree with me that after he made his debut in 2016-17 (2014) and then those two or three years in between, he might have been an underachiever. But now that he has got his mojo back, now that he has got his confidence back, I expect him to rain centuries after centuries because he has got his hunger,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “Once you got the taste of what a Test century means.. the pleasure of lifting the bat to the crowd or the changing room.. the entire change room applauding you, these are the moments that every cricketer or batsmen savors. Now that he has got the taste of it, we can expect hundreds from KL Rahul's bat,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar explained ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “He has a back-and-across movement which is towards off-stump, instead of towards middle,” “And then the front foot goes further towards off-stump too. This is why he tends to push at deliveries. Of course, he has scored nearly 8000 Test runs with this method” External link

timesofindia Thursday, December 30, 2021 7:15:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It was a squad of 14 players and one manager and we conquered the cricketing world. There were no field restrictions then, no limitations on the number of bouncers too and the red ball in English conditions which hardly stopped moving even after the shine was gone," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 28, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It obviously has got to be the way India bounced back earlier this year after being dismissed for 36 (in Adelaide Pink Ball Test). Because when something like that happens, the team tends to lose belief in itself, there is a sense of disappointment and there is a sense of giving up. And that is where Shastri played a huge role because from what I've read, is that he said that 'you wear this 36 like a badge'. And then Ajinkya Rahane, the way he led the side in the three Tests, and of course everyone stepped up. We played almost like an A team not even the regular team. But every player who played in that, every replaced player came in and did well. And that is again tells you the kind of influence and input that Ravi Shastri had on the younger players and the fringe players who are waiting for their opportunities," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, December 27, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Team ) : “Yes, we missed him very much. What a massive contribution he had made to that campaign. His energy, his sense of fun and utter dedication to Team India’s cause has not always got the credit, but this film makes up for that,” External link

news18 Friday, December 24, 2021 6:25:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Team ) : “Yes, we missed him very much. What a massive contribution he had made to that campaign. His energy, his sense of fun and utter dedication to Team India’s cause has not always got the credit, but this film makes up for that,” External link

expressindia Thursday, December 23, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Champions Trophy ) : “MSD and his boys gave similarly emotional moments in 2007, 2011 and 2013 (Champions Trophy), and God willing, am looking forward to 2022 and 2023 for that incredible high that every Indian gets when the country is the Champion of the World,” External link

expressindia Thursday, December 23, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Champions Trophy ) : “MSD and his boys gave similarly emotional moments in 2007, 2011 and 2013 (Champions Trophy), and God willing, am looking forward to 2022 and 2023 for that incredible high that every Indian gets when the country is the Champion of the World,” External link

expressindia Thursday, December 23, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "Coming to India's tour of South Africa, the turmoil with the release of the SJN report indicting three former South African greats is certainly not going to help the home team," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 21, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar pointed out : "There is also talk about Quinton de Kock, who loves Indian bowling, not being available to play the second and third Test. That weakens a fragile batting line-up even more and presents India with its best-ever chance of winning a Test series there," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 21, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "We may see the Virat from two years ago, slamming centuries after centuries," External link

dnaindia Saturday, December 18, 2021 8:46:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar stated ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "We have also seen that when Rohit was made captain of Mumbai Indians, he took those scores of 20, 30, and 40 runs and converted them into big scores. When you are captain, you play with a lot more responsibilities. Your shot selection gets better. You know you have to set an example and MI reaped the benefits by winning the title five times. It is possible to see Rohit score, even more, runs once he is the white-ball captain," External link

dnaindia Saturday, December 18, 2021 8:46:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar pointed out ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “We have also seen that when Rohit Sharma was made captain of Mumbai Indians, he took those scored of 20, 30 and 40 runs and converted them into big scores. When you are captain, you play with a lot more responsibilities. Your shot selection gets better. You know you have to set an example and MI reaped the benefits by winning the title five times. It is possible to see Rohit score even more runs once he is the white-ball captain,” External link

india Saturday, December 18, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar pointed out ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "We have also seen that when Rohit Sharma was made captain of Mumbai Indians, he took those scored of 20, 30 and 40 runs and converted them into big scores. When you are captain, you play with a lot more responsibilities. Your shot selection gets better. You know you have to set an example and MI reaped the benefits by winning the title five times. It is possible to see Rohit score even more runs once he is the white-ball captain," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 17, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "I think it (Kohli's comment) actually doesn't bring the BCCI into the picture. I think it's the individual who has to be asked where he got the impression he had conveyed such a message to Kohli. So, that's the only thing," External link

business-standard Thursday, December 16, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "What is the controversy here. As long as the chairman of selectors had told him clearly that we are not considering you for ODI captaincy now, that's perfectly fine. It is the selectors who have complete authority is selection committee meetings. The captain is just a co-opted non-voting member," External link

business-standard Thursday, December 16, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “What is the controversy here. As long as the chairman of selectors had told him clearly that we are not considering you for ODI captaincy now, that’s perfectly fine. It is the selectors who have complete authority is selection committee meetings. The captain is just a co-opted non-voting member,” External link

expressindia Thursday, December 16, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "I think it (Kohli's comment) actually doesn't bring the BCCI into the picture. I think it's the individual who has to be asked where he got the impression he had conveyed such a message to Kohli. So, that's the only thing," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, December 16, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "What is the controversy here. As long as the chairman of selectors had told him clearly that we are not considering you for ODI captaincy now, that's perfectly fine. It is the selectors who have complete authority in selection committee meetings. The captain is just a co-opted non-voting member," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, December 16, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "As long as it's not something that he (Kohli) has not found out from the media or as it happened in the past that the commander of a passenger flight announced it. I think he has been told by the chairman of the selection committee that he is not going to be the captain, I think that is absolutely okay," "I don't know what these people wanted to do. As long as there has been communication between the chairman of the selection committee and him, it's the decent thing to do," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, December 16, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "I think it (Kohli's comment) actually doesn't bring the BCCI into the picture. I think it's the individual who has to be asked where he got the impression he had conveyed such a message to Kohli. So, that's the only thing," External link

timesofindia Thursday, December 16, 2021 11:16:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "What is the controversy here. As long as the chairman of selectors had told him clearly that we are not considering you for ODI captaincy now, that's perfectly fine. It is the selectors who have complete authority is selection committee meetings. The captain is just a co-opted non-voting member," External link

timesofindia Thursday, December 16, 2021 11:16:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I will give the benefit of doubt to both the players because they have served Indian cricket brilliantly. I don't think it is fair for any of us to point fingers at them,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 16, 2021 10:53:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Azhar ) : “Unless both the players come out with something, we should not jump to conclusions. Yes, Azhar has said something; if Azhar has some inside information on what has happened, he should be the one to come out and tell us what happened,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 16, 2021 10:53:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I think you know I also saw the release because it was in a public domain. I think you know the way it was put across, I think it might upset the ones in power. If I remember correctly it said I will continue to lead India in Test and ODIs" External link

dnaindia Thursday, December 16, 2021 8:45:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I think it (Kohli's comments) actually doesn't bring the BCCI into the picture. I think it's the individual who has to be asked where he got the impression he had conveyed such a message to Kohli. So that's the only thing. Yes, he is the BCCI president and surely he should be asked why there is such discrepancy,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 16, 2021 6:58:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "It always helps to have a clear line of communication so that there is no speculation. So from now, from what has happened, there should be a clear line of communication and the chairman of the selection committee can come down and say why he has been picked and why he has not been picked. Sometimes, even if that is not needed, a press release is also good enough. A good press release giving all the reasons makes life a lot easier," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 16, 2021 6:58:00 AM EAT



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Sunil Gavaskar said : "Tilak Varma's temperament has been fantastic. In his knock against Chennai Super Kings, he walked into the middle when the team was under pressure. But the way he dealt in ones and twos (early on) was impressive," "He played a wide range of shots and kept rotating the strike. This shows that he has a good cricketing head on his shoulders, and I think that's important. Once you have that good cricketing brain, you will be able to lift yourself when things are not going your way. You can analyse yourself and get back to scoring runs" External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 23, 2022 4:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Umran Malik has been very-very impressive with his speed but more than his speed, it's his accuracy that's impressed me the most. A lot of guys who bowl at that speed tend to spray the ball around but Umran bowls very few wide deliveries. If he can control the wides down the leg side, he will be a tremendous bowler because that will mean he'll be attacking the stumps all the time, and with his pace, it's not easy to hit straight. If he bowls wicket-to-wicket, he will be pretty much an unplayable bowler. He's going to play for India. He should be in that Indian squad for the one-off Test and the ODI series against England" External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 22, 2022 11:32:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Queen ) : "The Queen's Necklace, Wilko [Wilkins]… We are still awaiting the Kohinoor diamond," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Umran Malik has been very-very impressive with his speed but more than his speed, it's his accuracy that's impressed me the most. A lot of guys who bowl at that speed tend to spray the ball around but Umran bowls very few wide deliveries. If he can control the wides down the leg side, he will be a tremendous bowler because that will mean he'll be attacking the stumps all the time, and with his pace, it's not easy to hit straight. If he bowls wicket-to-wicket, he will be pretty much an unplayable bowler. He's going to play for India. He should be in that Indian squad for the one-off Test and the ODI series against England." External link

irishsun Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Mohsin Khan ) : “Pace is something which we always stand up and admire. But along with the pace to have that kind of accuracy is what separates him (Umran) from the others. Yes, he bowls 150-plus but generally he bowls about 145kmph. There are two-three other bowlers like Mohsin, Kuldip. So, there are bowlers but they are not as accurate as Umran is. So, when you are accurate, you are not giving the batsmen any chance,” External link

news18 Friday, May 20, 2022 7:33:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Shot selection. That's one of the reasons why he's getting off to these terrific starts, looks in no trouble whatsoever, gets to 30-40 and then the shot selection lets him down,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, May 18, 2022 10:56:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "I know it's an instinctive thing. You see the ball being released and then you play the shot. But sometimes when you predetermine that this is the shot that I'm going to play and the ball is not where you're expecting it, then you get into trouble. The ball is hitting the middle of the bat, it's just shot selection that has let him down," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, May 18, 2022 10:56:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar asked : "What fatigue are we talking about here?" External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, May 18, 2022 10:56:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Once you have that good cricketing brain, you will be able to lift yourself when things are not going your way. You can analyse yourself and get back to scoring runs,” External link

india Tuesday, May 17, 2022 7:10:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “With all the right basics you’ve got to marry the temperament and that marriage we have seen is very good at the moment. I hope that he carries on. Rohit Sharma rightly mentioned that he could be an all-format player for India. So now it’s up to him to work that little bit extra, get his fitness going, get a little tighter as far as the technique is concerned and prove Rohit right,” External link

india Tuesday, May 17, 2022 7:10:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Tilak Varma's temperament has been fantastic. In his knock against Chennai Super Kings, he walked into the middle when the team was under pressure. But the way he dealt in ones and twos (early on) was impressive. He played a wide range of shots and kept rotating the strike. This shows that he has a good cricketing head on his shoulders, and I think that's important. Once you have that good cricketing brain, you will be able to lift yourself when things are not going your way. You can analyse yourself and get back to scoring runs," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 17, 2022 4:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Tilak Varma's temperament has been fantastic. In his knock against Chennai Super Kings, he walked into the middle when the team was under pressure. But the way he dealt in ones and twos (early on) was impressive," External link

Hindu Tuesday, May 17, 2022 1:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "Rohit Sharma rightly mentioned that he could be an all-format player for India. So now it's up to him to work that little bit extra, get his fitness going, get a little tighter as far as the technique is concerned, and prove Rohit right," External link

Hindu Tuesday, May 17, 2022 1:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I think he (Dhoni) said, ‘You will definitely see me in yellow’. Whether it’s a player uniform or another yellow, it remains to be seen. I do believe he will be around as a mentor. If he wasn’t keen on continuing, he would not have taken the captaincy back,” External link

india Monday, May 16, 2022 6:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar Answers : “Early information indicates, shortly after 11 pm, the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge when it left the roadway and rolled. Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries. The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating,” External link

india Sunday, May 15, 2022 6:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Well, I mean, look at the way he has played. He is clearly showing he is very keen, still enthusiastic about the game,” External link

india Friday, May 13, 2022 1:09:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Look at the way he has played. He has shown he's keen and still enthusiastic about the game,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 13, 2022 9:26:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "Just last year we saw that before the World Test Championship final, New Zealand played two Test matches there. And due to that, they got acclimatised to the conditions there and when they got similar conditions in Southampton, they made the most of it. This is exactly what is happening to Cheteshwar Pujara. He has gotten used to batting in English conditions, against their bowlers. Yes, there is a huge difference between a County attack and a Test bowling attack. But when a batter is in rhythm, why not take its advantage and consider him," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 12, 2022 3:25:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "Just last year we saw that before the World Test Championship final, New Zealand played two Test matches there. And due to that, they got acclimatised to the conditions there and when they got similar conditions in Southampton, they made the most of it. This is exactly what is happening to Cheteshwar Pujara. He has gotten used to batting in English conditions, against their bowlers. Yes, there is a huge difference between a County attack and a Test bowling attack. But when a batter is in rhythm, why not take its advantage and consider him," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 12, 2022 2:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He can be (a good hitter of the ball), but he didn't help himself by coming to the bat down the order. If you're no.4, you come into bat at no.4 or 3. Take the responsibility. Now, look what happened,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 12, 2022 6:36:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Gujarat are playing with such freedom and they are fearless (in approach). There’s no fear of the world in their game and that’s why they are winning. Of course, you wish to win even when you are playing in your backyard but a loss doesn’t mean that it’s an end to the world, that’s the approach with which they are stepping on the pitch. They are enjoying their game and playing positive cricket,” External link

news18 Tuesday, May 10, 2022 4:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Gujarat are playing with such freedom and they are fearless (in approach). There's no fear of the world in their game and that's why they are winning." External link

irishsun Tuesday, May 10, 2022 2:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar stated : "As long as the break doesn’t mean he is missing India matches. India matches should be No. 1 priority. It’s as simple as that. I think the thing is that if you don’t play, how do you get your form back?" External link

dnaindia Monday, May 9, 2022 3:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar stated ( about Virat Kohli ) : "You ask all over India, you want everybody in India who follows the game will say ‘we want the form for India’. Right? So you can’t take a break for an India game. You want Kohli to start scoring runs for India. All of us want that. All of us want to see him get back to scoring big runs again," External link

dnaindia Monday, May 9, 2022 3:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “As long as the break doesn’t mean he is missing India matches. India matches should be No. 1 priority. It’s as simple as that. I think the thing is that if you don’t play, how do you get your form back? Sitting in the change room, it’s not going to get your form back. The more you play, the more chances you have getting your form back,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 9, 2022 8:05:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “He was looking play the scoop, actually the switch hit because his bottom hand has now become the right hand. Beautiful. What a great shot this is,” External link

india Thursday, May 5, 2022 7:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Yes, the trust had returned the land to the government. My current work commitments and social welfare requirements are such that I wouldn't be able to do justice to setting up the academy which was a dream of mine. Yes of course, if Mhada wants to go ahead with the development on their own and require any inputs from me I would be happy to do so,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 4, 2022 2:44:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Yes, the trust had returned the land to the government. My current work commitments and social welfare requirements are such that I wouldn't be able to do justice to setting up the academy which was a dream of mine. Yes of course, if Mhada wants to go ahead with the development on their own and require any inputs from me I would be happy to do so,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 3, 2022 11:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Sheldon Cottrell ) : "That assault on Sheldon Cottrell in Sharjah gave him the belief to do the impossible and the confidence that he belongs here. We saw the impossible (he did with the bat) the other day as well (vs RCB)," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, May 3, 2022 4:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "There's no twitching or touching the pads (which shows a batter's nervousness) when he bats in the death overs. He just waits for the ball to be delivered and plays his shots. He's got all the shots in the book, but most importantly his temperament to stay cool in a crisis is brilliant," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, May 3, 2022 4:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “People get these labels. ‘Finisher’. It means you have to come only in 14th or 15th over, that’s not right. The man is in form, even if a wicket falls in the 11th over, get him out there,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 3, 2022 12:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Venkatesh Iyer… I was talking about giving someone a long rope, he has played about… what 9 or 10 games… but hasn’t done anything with either bat or ball. It could be a second season syndrome for him. And that’s the reason they decided to go in with Anukul Roy. We all know that he is a brilliant fielder,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 3, 2022 12:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Because of the fact that they have not been winning, KKR have had to make a couple of changes. Venkatesh Iyer… I was talking about giving someone a long rope, he has played about… what 9 or 10 games… but hasn’t done anything with either bat or ball. It could be a second season syndrome for him. And that’s the reason they decided to go in with Anukul Roy. We all know that he is a brilliant fielder. We have seen him coming in as substitute after some bowler has bowled his four overs. As a fielder he is outstanding," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 3, 2022 5:15:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He's always been a yorker specialist but what we've seen in recent times is the way he's managing to move the ball late which deceives the batsmen. So, it's good to see that improvement in Natarajan," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 2, 2022 5:09:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I think it's a matter of confidence. Last year, perhaps, he wasn't on top of his game because of the injury situation. Right now he's full of confidence, he's had a bit of a break, and he's fresh and raring to go. He recognises that there is a T20 World Cup in four months' time and he wants to be on that flight to Australia," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 2, 2022 5:09:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He's always been a yorker specialist but what we've seen in recent times is the way he's managing to move the ball late which deceives the batsmen. So, it's good to see that improvement in Natarajan." External link

irishsun Sunday, May 1, 2022 5:59:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “What I see with Hardik is exactly what happened to Rohit Sharma when he first got the captaincy of Mumbai Indians midway through the season (in IPL 2013). Suddenly (we saw) Rohit Sharma from playing those lovely cameos of 40s, 50s, and 60s now staying right till the end and taking responsibility,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 1, 2022 12:05:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “What I see with Hardik is exactly what happened to Rohit Sharma when he first got the captaincy of Mumbai Indians midway through the season (in IPL 2013). Suddenly (we saw) Rohit Sharma from playing those lovely cameos of 40s, 50s, and 60s now staying right till the end and taking responsibility. His shot selections became much better (with his captaincy),” External link

india Sunday, May 1, 2022 12:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “Similarly, you can see that happening with Hardik, his shot selection is absolutely terrific. Of course, he’s an outstanding fielder and (that was the case with) Rohit Sharma, he was a brilliant fielder in the covers and close-in as well (in those days). So Pandya is showing those qualities too and that’s why Gujarat Titans are doing so well,” External link

india Sunday, May 1, 2022 12:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Wow. what is that? A new celebration," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 28, 2022 6:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about David Warner ) : "Sometimes when you are not doing well, the atmosphere in the change room isn't always the best and that kind of affects your game. That seems to have happened with David Warner." External link

irishsun Thursday, April 28, 2022 4:30:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “The next for him, I think is the Indian team. He might not play in the XI because India have got Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Umesh Yadav. So, he might not play. But just traveling with his group, traveling with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, sharing the dressing room with them.. just look what is going to happen to him!” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 28, 2022 7:45:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Accuracy, yes. Speed is there but when you bowl with that speed, you can spray the ball here and there. But he is bang on all the time,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 28, 2022 7:45:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "He didn't play a lot of cricket before the IPL because he was trying to get fully fit with all the problems he had due to the injury," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, April 23, 2022 6:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "So basically, that thinking cap is on; and once that happens your game just goes up," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, April 23, 2022 6:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "He didn't play a lot of cricket before the IPL because he was trying to get fully fit with all the problems he had due to the injury," External link

Hindu Saturday, April 23, 2022 12:59:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "So basically, that thinking cap is on; and once that happens your game just goes up," External link

Hindu Saturday, April 23, 2022 12:59:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “They will be down in the dumps. They are a champion team. They have won this trophy 5 times. So, obviously, they’ll feel disappointed. To lose 7 in a row, means they are almost out of the tournament. Like I said before, their batters have to score runs. It’s got to be a team performance,” External link

news18 Friday, April 22, 2022 4:54:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "At that particular situation, under so much pressure, only MS Dhoni could have done it. Not for a second, did he think that he was not going to be able to do it. It's amazing how takes the game right to the end. He makes the bowler bowl to what he wants," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 22, 2022 11:26:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He is bowling a little quicker than last year. Last year he was bowling in the mid-70s, now he is at about 82-83. The delivery with which he got Ellis out was at 85kmph. So he is bowling it quicker,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 21, 2022 9:51:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He is doing it so consistently, the loop is coming quite nicely, everything is gelling for him, the wickets are coming. And he is in a happy frame of mind, you could see that when he was out there. Wonderful to see a young man get his mojo back," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 21, 2022 9:51:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about In The ) : “He’s picking up wickets at crucial times and the fact that he’s getting wickets, that also makes his chances of a comeback in India’s T20 side stronger. The left-handed spinner can bowl a very well disguised googly (and that makes him dangerous). He’s a lot flatter, earlier on maybe, he was a little bit slower off the pitch, now he’s just that touch quicker which will make batting difficult against him,” External link

india Wednesday, April 20, 2022 9:41:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He’s picking up wickets at crucial times and the fact that he’s getting wickets, that also makes his chances of a comeback in India’s T20 side stronger. The left-handed spinner can bowl a very well disguised googly (and that makes him dangerous). He’s a lot flatter, earlier on maybe, he was a little bit slower off the pitch, now he’s just that touch quicker which will make batting difficult against him,” External link

news18 Wednesday, April 20, 2022 7:05:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Team ) : "He said he wants to be a part of the Indian Team for the T20 World Cup. So what I am saying is don't look at his age, just look at what he's producing," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 20, 2022 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "He's just changing the complexion of the game with his performance. He's doing it for his team. He's doing the job that you can expect him to do at number 6 or 7 at the (T20) World Cup (in October-November)," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 20, 2022 7:37:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Team ) : “He said he wants to be a part of the Indian Team for the T20 World Cup. So what I am saying is don’t look at his age, just look at what he’s producing,” External link

india Tuesday, April 19, 2022 11:55:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “He’s just changing the complexion of the game with his performance. He’s doing it for his team. He’s doing the job that you can expect him to do at number 6 or 7 at the (T20) World Cup (in October-November),” External link

india Tuesday, April 19, 2022 11:55:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Of course, he'll be the RCB player to watch out for in the game against Lucknow. He's just changing the complexion of the game with his performance. He's doing it for his team." External link

irishsun Tuesday, April 19, 2022 6:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Of course, he'll be the RCB player to watch out for in the game against Lucknow. He's just changing the complexion of the game with his performance. He's doing it for his team" External link

dnaindia Tuesday, April 19, 2022 4:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “If he can control the wides down the leg side, he will be a tremendous bowler because that will mean he’ll be attacking the stumps all the time, and with his pace, it’s not easy to hit straight. If he bowls wicket-to-wicket, he’s going to be pretty much an unplayable bowler. He’s going to play for India,” External link

news18 Tuesday, April 19, 2022 3:33:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Umran Malik has been very, very impressive with his speed but more than his speed, it's his accuracy (that's impressed). A lot of guys who bowl at that speed tend to spray the ball around but Umran bowls very few wide deliveries," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 19, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Team ) : "He said he wants to be a part of the Indian Team for the T20 World Cup. So what I am saying is don't look at his age, just look at what he's producing," External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 19, 2022 1:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "He's just changing the complexion of the game with his performance. He's doing it for his team. He's doing the job that you can expect him to do at number 6 or 7 at the (T20) World Cup (in October-November)," External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 19, 2022 1:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Umran Malik has been very-very impressive with his speed but more than his speed, it’s his accuracy (that’s impressed). A lot of guys who bowl at that speed tend to spray the ball around but Umran bowls very few wide deliveries. If he can control the wides down the leg side, he will be a tremendous bowler because that will mean he’ll be attacking the stumps all the time, and with his pace, it’s not easy to hit straight. If he bowls wicket-to-wicket, he’s going to be pretty much an unplayable bowler. He’s going to play for India,” External link

india Tuesday, April 19, 2022 1:38:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Umran Malik has been very-very impressive with his speed but more than his speed, it's his accuracy (that's impressed). A lot of guys who bowl at that speed tend to spray the ball around but Umran bowls very few wide deliveries." External link

irishsun Monday, April 18, 2022 5:42:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “He is shutting down the noise when you've got a hundred, you want to take the applause. He should do this when he has scored four, five, six runs but when you got a hundred take it out enjoy the applause everybody is applauding you, ” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 17, 2022 5:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “I do not understand, let all the applause come through, not shut it out, you shut it out when you get out on zero, one, two, three, four or something like that’s when you put your fingers in ears,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 17, 2022 5:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Dale Steyn ) : “I know you don’t want to take any credit Dale. But for Umran, just standing next to you is a huge honour. He’s taking that inspiration from you before going out to play. He’s not just trying to win matches… he’s also looking to impress you. When he comes back to the dugout after the match and you give him a pat on the back, that’s going to be the biggest prize for him than Man of the Match awards,” External link

greaterkashmir Saturday, April 16, 2022 11:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Dale Steyn ) : "I know you don't want to take any credit Dale. But for Umran, just standing next to you is a huge honour. He's taking that inspiration from you before going out to play. He's not just trying to win matches... he's also looking to impress you. When he comes back to the dugout after the match and you give him a pat on the back, that's going to be the biggest prize for him than Man of the Match awards," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 16, 2022 1:41:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Matthew Hayden ) : "What is running through his veins? It's not blood. Ice! You (Matthew Hayden) are right, Ice. Rahul Tewatia should be nicknamed iceman," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 9, 2022 11:54:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Matthew Hayden ) : “What is running through his veins? It’s not blood. Ice! You (Matthew Hayden) are right, Ice. Rahul Tewatia should be nicknamed iceman,” External link

india Saturday, April 9, 2022 11:44:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "There is another change in law that MCC have brought about, but haven't read any explanation as to why such a long-standing law of the game has been changed. This change is about a new batter taking strike even if the two batsmen have crossed when the catch was taken. Why this has been changed is not known, at least I haven't read any reason for it but it takes away one of the tactical facets of the game. If a better batsman is at the non-striker’s end when the ball goes up in the air, the strategy would be for him to cross the striker before the catch is completed so he can then face the next delivery," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 8, 2022 4:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Rahul is not just somebody who can begin the innings and get the team off to a good start. He has all the shots in the book to finish it off as well. So if he gets going till the 15th-16th over, then LSG can post 200-plus on the board," External link

dnaindia Monday, April 4, 2022 5:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Rahul is such an integral part of any team. He opens the batting and gets to bat 20 overs and sets the pace for his team. I believe he has the ability to be the finisher as well," External link

dnaindia Monday, April 4, 2022 5:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "KL Rahul is such an integral part of any team. He opens the batting and gets to bat 20 overs and sets the pace for his team. I believe he has the ability to be the finisher as well" External link

nepalnews Monday, April 4, 2022 3:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "He's not just somebody who can begin the innings and get the team off to a good start. He has all the shots in the book to finish it off as well. So if he gets going till the 15th-16th over, then LSG can post 200-plus on the board," External link

nepalnews Monday, April 4, 2022 3:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "If you get a batter out in your previous encounter, it gives you that much more confidence. On the other hand, if you've been hammered by the batter, you will just be a little bit nervous. And also, it's a challenge, that 'I have been hammered in the previous game and I want to show what I am capable of'. Avesh Khan is a very good prospect. I don't care what people say about him but he is a fabulous prospect for India," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 4, 2022 1:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar pointed out : "He bowls quick. In the last match we saw that in the final over he was bowling basically slower deliveries so he got hit because those are not your regular deliveries. So, unless you practice the slower ones in the nets and get that length right, else either are going to bowl short and length and the batters are going to take you on for runs," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 4, 2022 1:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He has played a fair bit of limited-overs cricket and he is still bowling those length balls. He is going to get punished. Of course, it’s not fair that somebody who has not bowled so far is given the 19th over when the batsmen are looking to play the shots. But look at it… it’s a length ball. He is bowling the slower delivery but a slower delivery is very useful on a turning, dry pitch. Not on a pitch where the ball is coming off the bat quite nicely,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 1, 2022 4:30:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “Clearly, CSK’s calculation as far as who should be bowling is going wrong. A length ball and a nice easy swing on this lovely batting pitch. He clearly hasn’t learnt anything, Shivam Dube. A quicker ball but length ball this time and it has gone the distance. The first ball went for a six, and then he was smashed for a boundary. Then again, a boundary and then the last ball going to a six – 25 runs,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 1, 2022 4:30:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Whether Hardik Pandya will bowl, how many overs he will bowl, will also be something which not just the Gujarat Titans, but the entire cricketing fraternity will be looking forward to. Because if he starts to bowl and bowl well, with his batting ability, make no mistake, he will become an automatic selection for the World T20," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 30, 2022 4:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "It was a great delivery. Very few bowlers get that kind of a delivery straight up. Bowlers, especially fast bowler do take a little bit of time to get rhythm and confidence about their run-up. But that first ball… did Rahul do anything wrong? Nothing, he hadn't even poked at the ball. It moved really late and took the outside edge," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 30, 2022 4:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Quinton de Kock ) : "The best part about Quinton de Kock is the fact that he also has captaincy experience. He has been a captain of South Africa and knows all formats of the game. He knows what team building is all about because we are talking about a different team now. He will be very keen to contribute towards the team building process," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 28, 2022 2:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "When he was the captain of Punjab Kings, he seemed to be preoccupied, maybe he was not getting the 11 that he wanted. The new franchise Lucknow Super Giants is going to be a different challenge for KL and if he can bat the way he did in previous seasons and take the team to the knockouts if not actually the finals, then he would have taken a big step forward as far as his own cricketing career is concerned," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 28, 2022 2:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Of course Mumbai Indians, I think Delhi Capitals too, the way they have progressed in the last couple of years is impressive so Delhi Capitals are the second team,” External link

india Sunday, March 27, 2022 5:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Kolkata Knight ) : “Then, I think it could be Kolkata Knight Riders because they are a very, very good team. And I am hoping for Jaddu’s sake that Chennai Super Kings could be the fourth team,” External link

india Sunday, March 27, 2022 5:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "At the moment, we do not know whether Kohli will be captain again. Sometimes when a player is relieved of the burden of captaincy, he flourishes as he is not thinking about 10 other players" "When you are captain, you are thinking about 10 other players and sometimes also the other members of your squad, about their form or lack of form and things that they are not doing right which when they do it right, will be good for the team. This season, we might actually see the Kohli of 2016 where he got almost 1000 runs in the IPL season," External link

nepalnews Saturday, March 26, 2022 4:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar observed : "Ruturaj Gaikwad is another player who has very little areas to improve. There is nothing really required as far as Gaikwad's improvement is concerned. He has got all the shots in the book, but the most impressive aspect is his shot selection. Whatever shot he plays, he doesn't get cowed down," "He is not afraid to play the lofted shot when required and his shot selection has been very good in the IPL. So, there is very little that he needs to do. All he needs to do is keep on scoring runs similar to last season" External link

newindianexpress Saturday, March 26, 2022 12:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It has been a wonderful last couple of seasons for Suryakumar Yadav and IPL 2022 is a great opportunity for him to cement his place in the Indian team by performing well again this season," External link

irishsun Friday, March 25, 2022 5:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It has been a wonderful last couple of seasons for Suryakumar Yadav and IPL 2022 is a great opportunity for him to cement his place in the Indian team by performing well again this season," External link

dnaindia Friday, March 25, 2022 4:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Ruturaj Gaikwad is another player who has very little areas to improve. There is nothing really required as far as Gaikwad's improvement is concerned. He has got all the shots in the book, but the most impressive aspect is his shot selection. Whatever shot he plays, he doesn't get cowed down," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 25, 2022 4:22:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ravindra Jadeja ) : "If in the odd game MS Dhoni decides to take a break, I won't be surprised if the mantle of captaincy will be handed over to Jadeja," External link

india Thursday, March 24, 2022 2:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ravindra Jadeja ) : “If in the odd game MS Dhoni decides to take a break, I won’t be surprised if the mantle of captaincy will be handed over to Jadeja,” External link

india Thursday, March 24, 2022 2:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Punjab Kings is one of those teams who are yet to win the title. This time, I don't think they have an impact player in the team they have built. On the other hand, though, this could also benefit the side. When there are very low expectations, there is very less pressure,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 24, 2022 7:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “When the pressure is less, the players are more free in their approach. In that aspect, I think Punjab Kings can surprise a few. Will they win the trophy? I doubt that. See, this is a T20 format and you have to be in that consistent cycle of winning,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 24, 2022 7:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "India cleaned up yet another series win with another three-day finish to move up the points table for the World Test Championship. Their next few Test matches are likely to be away from home and after what happened in South Africa it is understandable that they did not want to take any chances and prepared pitches that suited their strength. What that does do however is that the batsmen, who the crowds come to watch, are also troubled by the opposition bowlers and unable to get the big scores that their millions of followers want to see," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 22, 2022 1:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar replied : “Yes certainly, he is looking like that,” “Because anybody who plays the way he did…it is very attractive batting that he has, the shots that he has. He is a good looking young man. So it all points to the fact that in the next six-eight months he could be the next big thing in Indian cricket,” External link

india Tuesday, March 15, 2022 8:16:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Du Plessis ) : "Loads of captaincy experience, loads of leadership quality you see in Faf du Plessis. I am not surprised at all. Remember, he took South African cricket ahead. There was a time in South African cricket when there was a bit of turmoil. He managed to get the team together and get South Africa right up to the top. Clearly, a terrific decision by RCB to hand over the captaincy to Faf du Plessis," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 14, 2022 11:30:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Mohamed Chami ) : “Yes he is somebody who can bowl long spells, sustain that pace, and can build pressure with every single delivery. You need somebody like that. He has been terrific as well. People often forget that sometimes you got to be one of the quicker bowlers has to be a workhorse that means he has to bowl not just a four-over spell, but a six or seven-over spell and that is what Shami does. He runs in hard every ball and gives you everything. And he has got this ability that with just a little flick of the wrist he gets the ball to move either way. Tough to play him,” External link

news18 Sunday, March 13, 2022 11:51:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Basically, don't go ahead of yourselves. Sometimes, you do go ahead of yourselves and that is acceptable when there is a declaration on the bounce. Otherwise, just focus on the next ball that is going to come,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 12, 2022 12:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “The moment you start to get a little pre-determined and the ball is not in the area that you are looking to play the shot, you can get into trouble. Otherwise, nothing needs to be changed at all,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 12, 2022 12:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I think he is recognising the talent that he has. Sometimes it takes you sometime to realise how much potential you have. He has taken his time, nothing wrong with that, and now he has started to believe a lot more that he can contribute with the bat,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 12, 2022 12:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “He has got to think about it. You can argue that it is a productive shot but that is not the only shot. He has got so many others. Now every bowler who has a little bit of pace will fancy his chances against him saying, ‘I don’t mind going for a couple of sixes or boundaries but there will be an opportunity because he hits the ball in the air’,” External link

india Friday, March 11, 2022 7:17:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He has got to think about it. You can argue that it is a productive shot but that is not the only shot. He has got so many others. Now every bowler who has a little bit of pace will fancy his chances against him saying, 'I don't mind going for a couple of sixes or boundaries but there will be an opportunity because he hits the ball in the air',” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 11, 2022 5:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “So he has got to work the percentages out. If he still thinks that that the percentages are working in his favour, then go on playing but at the moment, they aren't working in his favour. So maybe he should put it in cold storage till he gets to 80,90, 100,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 11, 2022 5:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He (Gill) hasn't played any form of cricket in the last two months. He did not even play Ranji Trophy so if you have to play for India, you need some or the other type of practice. Of course, he has the talent, there is no doubt about it. But in the end, it is also about form," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 9, 2022 5:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "No, I wouldn't say that no. For me, the Indian spinners and Muttiah Muralitharan were certainly better than Shane Warne," External link

greaterkashmir Tuesday, March 8, 2022 12:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “No, I wouldn’t say that no. For me, the Indian spinners and Muttiah Muralitharan were certainly better than Shane Warne,” External link

news18 Tuesday, March 8, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Because he did not have much success against Indian players who were very good players of spin, I don’t think I would call him the greatest,” External link

news18 Tuesday, March 8, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “He mastered a craft which is so difficult to master, which is wrist spin. To pick 700-plus wickets like he did in Test cricket plus hundreds more in one-day cricket just tells you how good a bowler he was,” External link

news18 Tuesday, March 8, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Last week was a very traumatic time for cricket fraternity as in 24 hours, we lost two icons of the game - Rodney Marsh and Shane Warne. On TV, I was asked by an anchor whether Warne was the greatest spinner and I gave my honest opinion," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 8, 2022 5:35:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Last week was a very traumatic time for cricket fraternity as in 24 hours, we lost two icons of the game -- Rodney Marsh and Shane Warne. On TV, I was asked by an anchor whether Warne was the greatest spinner and I gave my honest opinion," External link

business-standard Monday, March 7, 2022 11:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Last week was a very traumatic time for cricket fraternity as in 24 hours, we lost two icons of the game -- Rodney Marsh and Shane Warne. On TV, I was asked by an anchor whether Warne was the greatest spinner and I gave my honest opinion," External link

srilankasource Monday, March 7, 2022 11:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “No, I wouldn’t say that no. For me, the Indian spinners and Muttiah Muralitharan were certainly better than Shane Warne,” External link

india Monday, March 7, 2022 11:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Because he did not have much success against Indian players who were very good players of spin, I don’t think I would call him the greatest,” “Muttiah Muralitharan with a greater success he had against India, I would rank him over Warne in my book,” External link

india Monday, March 7, 2022 11:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “He mastered a craft which is so difficult to master, which is wrist spin. To pick 700-plus wickets like he did in Test cricket plus hundreds more in one-day cricket just tells you how good a bowler he was,” External link

india Monday, March 7, 2022 11:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about India Squad ) : “Excellent debut (as captain). When you win inside three days, it tells you your team has been superior. More importantly, when India were fielding, the bowling changes were very impressive. The catches were going to exactly where the fielders were. The fielders did not move much. What does it tell you? Spot on-field placing,” External link

india Monday, March 7, 2022 11:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “No, I wouldn’t say that no. For me, the Indian spinners and Muttiah Muralitharan were cerianly better than Shane Warne,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 7, 2022 3:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Because he did not have much success against Indian players who were very good players of spin, I don’t think I would call him the greatest,” “Muttiah Muralitharan with a greater success he had against India, I would rank him over Warne in my book,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 7, 2022 3:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “He mastered a craft which is so difficult to master, which is wrist spin. To pick 700-plus wickets like he did in Test cricket plus hundreds more in one-day cricket just tells you how good a bowler he was,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 7, 2022 3:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Within the space of 24 hours the cricket world has lost two giants of the game, not just Australian cricket but the cricket world. Rodney Marsh and then Shane Warne. This is unbelievable. Hard to come to grips with,” External link

wsau Monday, March 7, 2022 11:02:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “For me, the Indian spinners and Muralitharan were certainly better than Warne. Because look at Warne’s record against India. It was pretty ordinary against India,” “Because he didn’t have much success against Indian players, who are very good players of spin bowling, I don’t think I would call him the greatest. Muralitharan with the success that he had against India would rank over him in my book” External link

wsau Monday, March 7, 2022 11:02:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He was always looking to live life fully, king size as they call it and he did that and maybe because he lived life in such a manner is perhaps the reason why his heart couldn’t take it and he passed away so soon,” External link

wsau Monday, March 7, 2022 11:02:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “Look at Shane Warne’s record against India. It was pretty ordinary. In India, he got five wickets only once in Nagpur, and that too because Zaheer Khan swung wildly against him to give him a fifer. Because he did not have much success against Indian players who were very good players of spin, I don’t think I would call him the greatest. Muttiah Muralitharan with a greater success he had against India, I would rank him over Warne in my book,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 5, 2022 3:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “The thing that you need to consider is that Test cricket was played considerably more during the time when the first 10-11 Indian players reached 100 Tests. White-ball cricket wasn't played that much. But since 2008-2009, it went the opposite way. White-ball cricket was played more and Tests were left behind. So, if someone needed to give importance to the game, he had to play Test cricket,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 4, 2022 12:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “We have Test matches in every season and the way Dhoni and Kohli's teams have played in those games is the reason for the format's improved stature in the world at the moment. Everyone knows that a cricketer is rated on the basis of his performance in Test cricket. If you don't make runs or don't take regular wickets in Tests, you won't be counted as one of the greats of the game,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 4, 2022 12:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Playing 100th Test for your country is an incredible feeling, all of us when we were kids playing in the compounds of our house, we dream of playing for India. After playing for the country and you come to your 100th Test, it is an incredible feeling. Reaching the 100th Test means you have played for the country very successfully. No carrier will be smooth, there will be highs and lows," External link

timesofoman Friday, March 4, 2022 9:17:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "To provoke a fast bowler takes something else. Kohli is one of the rare batters who likes to sledge bowlers. He has been different, he likes to get under their skin. He is like Javed Miandad in that sense. His progress has been phenomenal, the consistency with which he has played, the 100th Test and beyond should be more of the same," External link

timesofoman Friday, March 4, 2022 9:17:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Playing 100 Tests for your country is an incredible feeling, all of us when we were kids playing in the compounds of our house, we dream of playing for India. After playing for the country and you come to your 100th Test, it is an incredible feeling. Reaching the 100th Test means you have played for the country very successfully. No career will be smooth, there will be highs and lows," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 4, 2022 6:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "To provoke a fast bowler takes something else. Kohli is one of the rare batters who likes to sledge bowlers. He has been different, he likes to get under their skin. He is like Javed Miandad in that sense. His progress has been phenomenal, the consistency with which he has played, the 100th Test and beyond should be more of the same," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 4, 2022 6:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Playing 100th Test for your country is an incredible feeling, all of us when we were kids playing in the compounds of our house, we dream of playing for India. After playing for the country and you come to your 100th Test, it is an incredible feeling. Reaching the 100th Test means you have played for the country very successfully. No carrier will be smooth, there will be highs and lows," External link

srilankasource Thursday, March 3, 2022 11:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "To provoke a fast bowler takes something else. Kohli is one of the rare batters who likes to sledge bowlers. He has been different, he likes to get under their skin. He is like Javed Miandad in that sense. His progress has been phenomenal, the consistency with which he has played, the 100th Test and beyond should be more of the same," External link

srilankasource Thursday, March 3, 2022 11:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Don't be surprised if you see at least two five-wicket hauls from Jasprit Bumrah in these two Test matches. Any kind of conditions, he will get you wickets at the start, he will get you wickets anytime. So I don't think it makes a difference," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 3, 2022 2:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “It has been a fabulous journey. Even in his debut series he wasn’t afraid to take on the opposition. I don’t know how many of you recall when way back in 2011, he made his Test debut. Fidel Edwards was bouncing him and he was ducking them. After that Edwards stared at Virat and Kohli in return was blowing kisses to him through the grille of the helmet. For a newcomer to be dealing that way with one of the fastest bowlers in the world – Fidel Edwards was quick. He was 145 plus – that told you about the young man’s belief in himself and the guts that he showed. Since then, it has only been an upward curve as far as his career in concerned,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 3, 2022 5:43:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “As a captain what happens is that you are concerned about everybody else. It’s just a natural thing, you are concerned about your bowlers’ forms, maybe there is a slight niggle injury, as a batting unit may be your No.4 or No.5 are not getting the runs, getting out badly,” External link

news18 Wednesday, March 2, 2022 9:03:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Any game that you play, you want the crowd to be there. India has played without any crowds in recent times. Any performer, be it an actor, be it a cricketer, wants to play in front of the crowd. The 100th Test is very very special. Disappointing that there is going to be no crowd, but I think the decision has been taken in the greater interest. The cases have increased in and around Mohali, where the match is going to be played," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, March 1, 2022 6:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "Any game that you play, you want the crowd to be there. Any performer, be it an actor, be it a cricketer, wants to play in front of a crowd," External link

thenational Tuesday, March 1, 2022 1:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar concluded ( about Mohamed Siraj ) : "There are so many options. And it allows you to go in with pure bowlers and not bowlers who can bat. With a top-batting line-up, you can go in with someone like Mohammed Siraj or Avesh Khan, who is not known as a batsman. You don’t have to look for someone who can bat like Shardul Thakur or Deepak Chahar or Bhuvneshwar Kumar. You might think in terms of all-out attack," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, March 1, 2022 10:39:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I am really surprised that he has not been picked up by any of the IPL franchises because maybe the performance before that was not very good. But looking at his batting performances yesterday and today, and the fact that he can bowl a few overs as well means that he will be on the radar of just about every franchise in case there is an injury, in case there is a replacement player required,” External link

ceylontoday Monday, February 28, 2022 7:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “That is the beauty about this particular Indian team. There are so many options virtually for every single spot in the team. So anybody who gets an opportunity he knows he needs to grab it and cannot waste it. What Shreyas Iyer has shown in this innings is the cleverness of his batting. The way he was moving away when there was no deep third man and hitting the ball over, the way he was moving towards the offside and clipping the ball to the onside. That shows a batsman who is supremely confident of himself and the skill he posses,” External link

news18 Sunday, February 27, 2022 12:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “These are really exciting times for Indian cricket. I use the word exciting because of the amount of talent that is on the show and the way they’re saying ‘consider me. Take me in the squad’,” External link

news18 Sunday, February 27, 2022 12:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "He is again making a point. Yes, he had a pretty ordinary series in South Africa. But he has come back well. Again, look at the competition, nobody can take his place for granted. He has been a senior bowler for such a long time, the moment he slipped a little bit and questions were asked about him, he has picked himself up," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, February 25, 2022 6:55:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I think the challenge is getting the players to play at their highest as far as their mental and physical conditioning is concerned because there is so much of cricket which not just the Indian team is playing but the international cricket," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 22, 2022 4:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "There is going to be 2 months of IPL and then 5 T20Is against South Africa and then that one-off Test in England followed by T20i series there. It's a grueling schedule. So how to manage the players as far as their form and fitness are concerned. That's going to be the biggest challenge for Rohit and the team management," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 22, 2022 4:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ajinkya Rahane ) : "It was expected. If in the three Tests in South Africa, one of them had hit a century or played an innings of 80-90 runs, then it would have been a different matter. Yes, Ajinkya Rahane played an attractive knock. But apart from that, there weren’t enough runs from them when it was expected and when the team needed the runs," External link

dnaindia Monday, February 21, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "So I think time will not be on their side because they will be in their mid-30s. If a chance has been given to youngsters in these two vacant spots and if those youngsters take this opportunity by their hands then it will be difficult for them (Pujara and Rahane) to return to the team," External link

dnaindia Monday, February 21, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar explained : "So I think time will not be on their side because they will be in their mid-30s. If a chance has been given to youngsters in these two vacant spots -- and if those youngsters take this opportunity by their hands -- then it will be difficult for them (Pujara and Rahane) to return to the team," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 21, 2022 5:13:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "From the way he speaks, it seems like the players know their roles," External link

afp-en Sunday, February 20, 2022 10:20:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "As the captain of the team (Rohit) is leading by example, showing how it is done to someone like Ishan Kishan, relatively new to T20 cricket. If you've got somebody at the other end who is showing you how to do it, it just increases the confidence of the youngster," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, February 18, 2022 5:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar mentioned : "This can give you advantage when the catch comes or the ball comes. It's become very regular. Lot of players wear it. Padding or no padding... it shouldn't be there. Unless of course the rules have changed, in which case it’s fine. There are so many rule changes that one fails to warp his head around them," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 17, 2022 3:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar stated : "The followers of each franchise will be looking for early signs whether the money that they forked out is going to be worth it. That in itself will create pressure of expectations from the players and that could be a telling factor in these matches," External link

dnaindia Thursday, February 17, 2022 11:10:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Look he deserves every penny, every rupee that he’s earned at the auction. He put in a fabulous performance last year. And the best part about Harshal Patel is how he has reinvented himself. Earlier, he was a bowler batters were looking to face because he hardly had any change of pace. He was being taken for a lot of runs. He is learning from it, he has improved from that. Now, he is the bowler that batters do not want to face because they don’t know what he is going to bowl," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 17, 2022 5:04:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “He has got a very good yorker. He has got a slower bouncer. He has got a delivery that skids along quite nicely so he has got the works and he knows when to use it because of the experience he has had playing in the IPL for the last few years. He has only got better every year,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 17, 2022 5:04:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "The auction is a life-changing one for all the players as it opens doors to a secure future for them and their families," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 16, 2022 5:05:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "For those who were unlucky, it's an opportunity to prove that it was a mistake not to pick them and with more matches and teams in the IPL, there is always an opportunity to be a replacement player," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 16, 2022 5:05:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He definitely is going to be one of the most-sought after players. If he’d got a hundred, with him, it’s just a question of breaking the bank. With an 80, he will shake the bank,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 12, 2022 5:39:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "Easy money has spoilt many a promising talent and that’s something the administrators can prevent by ensuring that an uncapped player remains eager to keep performing year after year and not fall by the wayside as so many have done in the past," External link

dnaindia Thursday, February 10, 2022 3:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I think the thinking behind it was the first 10 overs. It’s where India sometimes don’t score as many as they should be. So, they could have sent Rishabh Pant so that he could take advantage of the field restrictions. This is an experiment. Make no mistake. If it works, it can be a template they would like to carry forward as they go on to the World Cup in India next year. It’s something that they would certainly look at,” External link

news18 Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I think the thinking behind it was the first 10 overs. It's where India sometimes don't score as many as they should be. So they could have sent Rishabh Pant so that he could take advantage of the field restrictions. This is an experiment. Make no mistake. If it works, it can be a template they would like to carry forward as they go on to the World Cup in India next year. It's something that they would certainly look at," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 9, 2022 3:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "What is interesting is who is going to be the finisher? I was thinking that maybe they would be looking at Pant as they finisher where he has the license to throw his bat at just about every delivery that he gets to face. Maybe also I think that this move is to give him a sense of responsibility. We have often see him charge down the pitch first ball and get out. So maybe sending him up the order is a way to tell him… 'listen, we expect runs from you'. So it's like giving him a sense of responsibility," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 9, 2022 3:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar pointed out : "This is the first time he has opened the batting. He has opened at four. He has got 340-odd runs. At five he has batted most times and got two fifties. At 6, he has hardly had an opportunity but that's because the Indian top order has been so good and very consistent. At 5, 6 and 7, you hardly get about 7 overs or maybe less than that," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 9, 2022 3:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Why wouldn’t they be getting along? They are playing for India. All these talks that you generally hear about two players not gelling and etc. are all speculations. According to reliable sources or allegedly or reportedly. Nobody actually tells you and this has been happening for a years. And these guys don’t even bother about it. You wouldn’t even bother about these kind of speculations because you yourself know what the truth is. And so there is nothing” External link

india Monday, February 7, 2022 3:18:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I thought that even the South Africans seemed to be looking to do in one-day cricket maybe not so much in Test cricket, to try and bounce Virat Kohli. Because he is one of those batsmen who does not really duck. He loves to play the hook shot, which is one where you cannot really be in control,” External link

news18 Monday, February 7, 2022 10:59:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Shubman Gill has been somebody I had heard a lot about, particularly after the Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand. A lot of people who played a lot of Test cricket came to me and said look he is probably the most promising of all youngsters," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, February 4, 2022 5:41:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "We all know what he is capable of. We all are changing our views and opinions about him every other day. One day he plays a blinder of an innings, the next day he plays a shot which makes you wonder. But somewhere down the line, my feeling is that Rahul Dravid will sit him down and tell him what a marvelous talent he is. And all that he needs to do is to give himself a little bit of time in the middle like he did in Australia," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 2, 2022 11:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Rahul Dravid ) : "The reason we bring that Australia Tests up is that when he scored that 96 in Sydney, 89 is Brisbane, he gave himself time and only after that he started to go for the big shots. And that's because it becomes easier. You know what the pitch is doing, your feet are moving, you eye is set. And with all those shots, even if he scores 0 off 10 deliveries, in the next 4 he can score 16," "That is the capability that he has, so that is why now Rahul Dravid needs to sit with him and tell him some home truths. This is what is expected to you when you bat at No. 4. We don't want a strike rate of 300, we want a strike-rate where you are taking the team home. He has done it in the past and he can do it again. With that goodness in talent, comes a little sense of wanting to do that much better for the team" External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 2, 2022 11:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “The one name that comes to my mind is Bhuvneshwar Kumar. I am not even sure what kind of a future he has anymore. He has lost out on pace, the accuracy he had at the start where he was getting the ball to move and get the wickets and then again towards the end over, the way he was coming and bowling, that has probably deserted him and it’s time for him to go back to the basics and work hard. That’s the one name that comes to mind,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 31, 2022 9:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Definitely. They have only enhanced their claims by the way they played," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 27, 2022 5:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "Give them the feeling that now they should get more opportunities. That now they belong in the team than being made to sit in the dugout. So definitely these three names ones that you need to look at for the future," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 27, 2022 5:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “The way the last 10 overs were turning out, it seemed as if South Africa would find it tough to win. But the way they kept their composure. The pressure was on them after Lungi Ngidi conceded a few runs. But after that, some of the shots we saw, maybe you could say… ‘what was the hurry? Deepak Chahar played such a wonderful innings, had almost pulled the match. We needed just 10 runs and some 18 balls were left. You could have taken singles and won the game. At that time, what was the need to play the big shot?” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 24, 2022 4:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "I am not faulting him. I am just saying that today the thinking is such that if you have to achieve win, you do it only through fours and sixes. Not through singles. And because of this, the match which was in India’s hands, slipped out of it," "I am not criticising. I am just questioning this thinking that has crept into the minds of people. If you win by taking singles, people won’t say a thing. But if you hit fours, they'll say 'look, he hit a boundary to win the match. Look, he hit a six to win the match.' The urge to hear these cheers is why no one wants to take singles and win the match" External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 24, 2022 4:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Well, when there is a partnership, sometimes the captain goes out of ideas. I think that is what happened. This was a very good pitch to bat on. The ball was coming onto the bat quite nicely, you can play through the line” External link

india Monday, January 24, 2022 5:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I think it’s time to look at Deepak Chahar now. He is younger, pretty much the same kind of bowler and bats handily down the order,” External link

india Saturday, January 22, 2022 10:39:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Now the intention should be to look at what is going to be your core team for the 2023 World Cup in India. We have got a good 17-18 months to do that. The core team have got to get the maximum number of ODIs. There are matches coming against West Indies, Sri Lanka and later on against England. That is where you have got to give them the maximum number of matches so they are well prepared for the World Cup,” External link

india Saturday, January 22, 2022 10:39:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Well, when there is a partnership, sometimes the captain goes out of ideas. I think that is what happened. This was a very good pitch to bat on. The ball was coming onto the bat quite nicely, you can play through the line," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 21, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar pointed out : "Rahul doesn't have much experience of captaincy. He has only captained Punjab Kings in the last two IPLs. Apart from that, in any format tournament - Ranji Trophy or List A. That's why you need to have patience when you think of him as captain. Even if you look at his captaincy in IPL, Punjab Kings haven't done anything on note in the last two years," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 21, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Only the captain has the answer as to why Venkatesh wasn’t bowled even once. He is a new player who has just made a name for himself in the last 4-5 months. That is why he is in the Indian team. But oppositions don’t know much about him. And when such a scenario arises, giving a couple of overs will allow the batters to know him,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar pointed out : "I can't understand. Whenever a partnership is flourishing, a bowler whom the opposition hasn't ever faced, could be a good choice. Something similar happened with Shivam Dube. He too did not get the chances and encouragement that he should have. What is the reason behind it is something that might be answered in the press conference? What planning, what strategy was it that you didn’t even give him a single over," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “Tempers are lost on a sporting arena. You see any sports – whether it is football, cricket or any other sport – tempers are lost. I don’t think they were trying to insinuate something But if you look at it, how would we Indians feel if an overseas team captain did this went to the stump mic and say something to the television channel covering the series. We wouldn’t accept it,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 18, 2022 4:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “The problem with Rohit is that he has fitness issues. So you need a player who remains fit and is available for all matches. If you remember, Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews had the same issue with hamstring. And with that, when you try to run fast or take a quick single, the injury resurfaces,” External link

india Monday, January 17, 2022 7:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “If that is to happen, you may be forced to name someone else captain. So it’s better to pick a player who instead has external injuries. But with Rohit, this cycle of picking up regular injuries is why I am doubtful about him. This is why I feel that only a player who features in all formats should be made captain,” External link

india Monday, January 17, 2022 7:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "The problem with Rohit is that he has fitness issues. So you need a player who remains fit and is available for all matches. If you remember, Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews had the same issue with hamstring. And with that, when you try to run fast or take a quick single, the injury resurfaces," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 17, 2022 4:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Kohli has left a terrific impact as Test captain since taking over. He had a good team. And when you have a good team, the results will be good. Look at Clive Lloyd's West Indies. They had four fast bowlers and brilliant batsmen. When you have a good team, winning matches become easier. Look at Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting and the kind of attacks they had. No one talks about how shrewd they were," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 17, 2022 4:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar stated : "I think that sense of responsibility given to Rishabh Pant will help him score many more of that wonderful hundred he scored at Newlands," External link

dnaindia Monday, January 17, 2022 8:33:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Tiger Pataudi ) : “Tiger Pataudi was captain at the age of 21 under adverse circumstances but look what he did. He took to it like a duck to water,” External link

citizen Monday, January 17, 2022 12:05:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Tiger Pataudi ) : “Tiger Pataudi was captain at the age of 21 under adverse circumstances but look what he did. He took to it like a duck to water,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Sunday, January 16, 2022 6:55:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Tiger Pataudi ) : “Tiger Pataudi was captain at the age of 21 under adverse circumstances but look what he did. He took to it like a duck to water,” External link

dailytimesPK Sunday, January 16, 2022 3:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “It’s going to be quite a debate as far as the selection committee is concerned as to who should be taking Indian cricket forward. First of all, it should be someone who is an automatic pick across all formats of the game. Once that happens, it will be a lot easier,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, January 16, 2022 2:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Tiger Pataudi ) : “Tiger Pataudi was captain at the age of 21 under adverse circumstances but look what he did. He took to it like a duck to water,” External link

dawn Sunday, January 16, 2022 11:07:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It's going to be quite a debate as far as the selection committee is concerned as to who should be taking Indian cricket forward. First of all, it should be someone who is an automatic pick across all formats of the game. Once that happens, it will be a lot easier," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 16, 2022 10:59:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Tiger Pataudi ) : "Tiger Pataudi was captain at the age of 21 under adverse circumstances but look what he did. He took to it like a duck to water," External link

ibtimes Sunday, January 16, 2022 10:39:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Tiger Pataudi ) : "Tiger Pataudi was captain at the age of 21 under adverse circumstances but look what he did. He took to it like a duck to water," External link

afp-en Sunday, January 16, 2022 10:15:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I'm not surprised at all. I thought that it might have come at the presentation ceremony, but that would have looked like it has come out of a sense of anger having lost the series. So, I think a little bit of gap and the decision has come," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 16, 2022 5:30:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "There is every possibility of that, looking at what had transpired earlier on," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 16, 2022 5:30:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I think both Pujara and Rahane will be dropped from the team for the Sri Lanka series. Shreyas Iyer and Hanuma Vihari will both play," External link

business-standard Saturday, January 15, 2022 7:14:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Hanuma Vihari ) : "I think both Pujara and Rahane will be dropped from the team for the Sri Lanka series. Shreyas Iyer and Hanuma Vihari will both play," External link

Hindu Saturday, January 15, 2022 3:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “It was a mystery to me why Shardul Thakur and Jasprit Bumrah did not bowl after Lunch. It was almost as if India had decided that they are not going to win this,” External link

expressindia Friday, January 14, 2022 5:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I think that not just Ajinkya Rahane (will be out of the team). Shreyas Iyer got an opportunity in the Test series against New Zealand and he scored a well-crafted century. He scored decent runs throughout the series, so I believe there will be two vacant places in the XI,” External link

news18 Friday, January 14, 2022 6:06:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar observed : “Yes he was forward but it hit him on the knee roll. On the knee roll, for someone who is not that tall, 9 times out of 10, even on South African pitches, the ball would hit the stumps,” External link

expressindia Thursday, January 13, 2022 10:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Dean Elgar ) : “Because it hit Elgar on the knee roll, I thought at best it would if it was not hitting the top of middle stump then it would clip the top and that would mean umpires call and that was out,” External link

expressindia Thursday, January 13, 2022 10:15:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “This is one of the finish hundreds I have ever seen,” External link

india Thursday, January 13, 2022 6:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “At the Wanderers, the last time around in 2018, was when they actually got stuck into him apparently because till then he hadn’t really delivered. They said to him that on this pitch if you’re not going to take wickets then… So the word is and I am not too sure that Ravi gave him a rocket. And then he came out and destroyed South Africa. Sometimes you know, you need to put an arm around a player, sometimes you’ve got to just get stuck into him,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 13, 2022 5:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He could have easily flicked it away, no wonder the captain is not very happy,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 12, 2022 2:51:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Dean Elgar ) : “He is the bowler the South Africans worry about most. Look at what Jasprit Bumrah can do. He can bowl the slower delivery. He has got the delivery which leaves the left-hander which is where he got Elgar. He has got the one the one that moves slightly away from the right hander. He has got the fast yorker, the slow yorker. A very sharp bouncer. He has got the goods. He has got everything over there. He unfurls all these weapons very cleverly at the right time,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 12, 2022 12:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar explained ( about Dean Elgar ) : “That is the reason we saw that spell – four overs, four maidens. No one could lay a bat to it. Elgar did it and he was caught. So he is going to be the key. So how Kohli uses him and what sort of bursts he gives to him is also going to decide the fate of the Indian team. He has to be used in good short spell,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 12, 2022 12:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Hahaha! Yeah, when you win, you can say that,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 12, 2022 6:50:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Mayank Aggarwal ) : "Agarwal is a very good player when the ball is hitting the middle of the bat, for the simple reason that he’s got that lovely little push but when the ball moves a little bit, that bat speed gets him into trouble. We have seen that edge when he was on 0, that would have been a terrific catch. Look at that… see how hard he has pushed at the ball," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 11, 2022 1:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar pointed out ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "To a great extent yes, but then it has got to be the mental adjustment more than anything else. Don’t you make mental adjustments from Test to 50-overs to T20 cricket? That is what needs to be done," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 11, 2022 1:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "My opening partner Chetan Chauhan used to play this slash, that used to send the ball racing. And the team was teasing him about it. So he played that shot off Tommo and it went off the top edge, once ball into the boundary for four. In Sydney, the visitors' change room is closer to the action than the home team change room so when that boundary was hit, everyone got up and shouted 'Master'. We all could hear it. Chetan, recognizing that these guys are making fun, started to shake his head and laugh. But as he laugh, he made eye contact with Tommo in his follow through," "Tommo thought that he was laughing at him. So we went across and marked a cross on Chetan's helmet. He said, 'I am going to hit you there and then see if you laugh'. Chetan said 'you do what you want'. And I am from the non-striker's end and trying to tell him, 'Chetan, leave it.' I am speaking to him in Marathi and he tells me, I am a Rajput'. I don't take a backward step'. And after that, he was bowling like the wind. Everything was flying around. Unbelievable. That was the fastest spell I have faced" External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 10, 2022 12:08:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Apart from the injury aspect about Siraj I don't se any changes in the XI. This was pretty much the same team that won the first Test match. Obviously when Kohli comes back Vihari will be the one to miss out. And if Siraj doesn't recover or the team management doesn't have enough confidence in him, because in a five-day Test match and on a day he is expected to deliver, but if he isn't being able to bowl for 15-20 overs owing to the hamstring then they will have him replace. Whether it will be Umesh Yadav or Ishant Sharma, but that is going to be the only concern as far as the Indian team is concerned," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, January 8, 2022 9:54:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar explained : “This is the first time actually where India have lost a Test where Virat Kohli isn't playing. They won most of the matches where Kohli didn't play and there was a draw in Sydney. But coming to KL Rahul, I thought giving Dean Elgar those singles at the start of the second innings was making his life a little bit easier. He is not one of the hookers of the ball hence keeping two man in the deep made no sense. He was instead taking singles quite comfortably. The field placements also could have been a little bit sharper. Some of the attempts were below par. But not taking anything away from the South Africans, it was they who won the game. I don't think the Indians lost it,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, January 8, 2022 7:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “When I look at him, he reminds me of Hashim. Watching Hashim bat, you know there’s a sense of calm that everything is under control. The ball could be doing things but there was that sense because even on pitches where the ball was turning, the way Hashim was batting in India, it was almost as if, ‘look, nothing’s happening’, and that’s the same thing with Cheteshwar Pujara,” External link

india Saturday, January 8, 2022 6:42:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Cheteshwar Pujara ) : “It is a great, great blessing to have players of this temperament in your dressing room. (It may not be) necessarily just on the field but it’s a huge plus and I think having somebody with Cheteshwar Puajra’s temperament in the changing room must be absolutely terrific because in international cricket, there are several moments of tension where people would want to do this or that or the other. When you have somebody who’s going to think about it calmly and give you a measured opinion it makes a big difference,” External link

india Saturday, January 8, 2022 6:42:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “The team has backed them because of the experience and what they have done in the past. They had the belief that they will come good and they did,” External link

india Friday, January 7, 2022 7:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “The Indian fielding could have been just that little bit sharper. But otherwise, it was the South Africans who won the game. I don’t think the Indians lost it, the South Africans who won this game,” External link

india Friday, January 7, 2022 7:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Cheteshwar Pujara ) : “It is a great, great blessing to have players of this temperament in your dressing room. (It may not be) necessarily just on the field but it's a huge plus and I think having somebody with Cheteshwar Puajra's temperament in the changing room must be absolutely terrific because in international cricket, there are several moments of tension where people would want to do this or that or the other. When you have somebody who's going to think about it calmly and give you a measured opinion it makes a big difference,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 7, 2022 4:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “So far, he’s got his decisions spot on,” External link

timesofindia Friday, January 7, 2022 10:44:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Let's not go about the dismissal. We shouldn't be making it as if it was the only reason that India lost. I think that other batsmen didn't make the contribution that they should have. So, I think you could make a point that if India had scored 300 runs in both the innings, it would've been different,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 7, 2022 7:51:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “And even in the second innings, in the Pujara-Rahane partnership, if they had a little more of a partnership, who knows? They could've had set up a bigger challenge for the South Africans,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 7, 2022 7:51:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “It’s a valid question. This is something one could understand if Rishabh Pant had been batting on 30 and 40. This is something he had not done in Australia. There he applied himself, recognised that there will be hard times at the beginning when you come in to bat and then battling through the hard times, he got set and got to know how the pitch is. And then he played the big shots. That’s what he did in Australia,” External link

india Friday, January 7, 2022 6:13:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “This is something we saw against England, at the start of the series. When England came to India, he was jumping down the pitch and trying to hit James Anderson… he did that so well. But after that he seems to think that is the only way to play. That is not the way to play and I am pretty certain that in the change room, Rahul Dravid would have given him a hearing, or as they say in cricket, Dravid must have given him a ‘bamboo’,” External link

india Friday, January 7, 2022 6:13:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Kapil Dev ) : “And the way I look at it is, I mean, weather permitting… tomorrow happens to be the birthday in my view of India’s greatest cricketer – Kapil Dev. So I think it will be a wonderful gift for Kapil from this Indian team. There are many admirers of Kapil Dev in this team. So from this team to Kapil Dev, that will be a fantastic present,” External link

india Thursday, January 6, 2022 8:23:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It's a valid question. This is something one could understand if Rishabh Pant had been batting on 30 and 40. This is something he had not done in Australia. There he applied himself, recognised that there will be hard times in the beginning when you come in to bat and then battling through the hard times, he got set and got to know how the pitch is. And then he played the big shots. That's what he did in Australia," External link

dnaindia Thursday, January 6, 2022 5:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "This is something we saw against England, at the start of the series. When England came to India, he was jumping down the pitch and trying to hit James Anderson he did that so well. But after that, he seems to think that is the only way to play. That is not the way to play and I am pretty certain that in the change room, Rahul Dravid would have given him a hearing, or as they say in cricket, Dravid must have given him a ‘bamboo'," External link

dnaindia Thursday, January 6, 2022 5:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It's a valid question. This is something one could understand if Rishabh Pant had been batting on 30 and 40. This is something he had not done in Australia. There he applied himself, recognised that there will be hard times at the beginning when you come in to bat and then battling through the hard times, he got set and got to know how the pitch is. And then he played the big shots. That's what he did in Australia," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 6, 2022 4:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "This is something we saw against England, at the start of the series. When England came to India, he was jumping down the pitch and trying to hit James Anderson… he did that so well. But after that he seems to think that is the only way to play. That is not the way to play and I am pretty certain that in the change room, Rahul Dravid would have given him a hearing, or as they say in cricket, Dravid must have given him a 'bamboo'," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 6, 2022 4:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “India have never won a series here. In fact, India have won very few Test matches here. The last time India came here in 2018, they won the one-day series but they lost the Test series 2-1. So this is going to be huge for India,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 6, 2022 5:31:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “You had two news batsmen at the crease and then you saw that shot from Rishabh Pant. Forgettable, no excuses for that shot. None of that nonsense that it’s his natural game. There is supposed to be a bit of responsibility shown because there are others taking the blows. There are guys like Rahane who has taken the blow, guys like Pujara who have taken it on their body. So you also fight it out,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 5, 2022 4:51:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "When Bumrah and Shami were not available to play, he not only got seven wickets but also a half-century to his name. He was one of the chief architects behind India's win at the Gabba. And in England, there were occasions when the Indian team didn't post many runs. He came in and smashed half-centuries in both innings. He's also kept picking two odd wickets in each innings," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 5, 2022 4:52:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He walked, nobody walks in today's cricket. They might have fancy cars, that's why they don't walk. All of them have fancy cars so I don't know why Van der Dussen decided to walk. Nevertheless, I think perhaps that is an indication that from here and in slow motion it might look that it might not have gone but Van der Dussen didn't seem to have any problem with that,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 4, 2022 2:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “After those two dismissals one can say that they probably have just the next innings, both Pujara and Rahane, to save their Test careers,” External link

india Monday, January 3, 2022 6:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar stated : "After those two dismissals one can say that they probably have just the next innings, both Pujara and Rahane, to save their Test careers," External link

dnaindia Monday, January 3, 2022 4:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "After these two dismissals, one can say that they probably have just next innings, both Pujara and Rahane to save their Test careers. There have been questions asked about their place in the team, and now with these two dismissals, they have just one innings left – the next innings. Looks like the way India are going, there will be a next inning for them to score something and maybe keep their place in the team," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 3, 2022 2:47:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “The big change with Kohli not playing due to injury and Vihari comes in his place. He was here not too long ago. Vihari was playing with the India A team and he stayed back to be with the national team to he gets in because of the experience he has had now. Whether he would bat at four or will it be Rahane, we will have to wait and see,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 3, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Mohamed Siraj ) : "There was no attempt to take the run. You are a little bit aggressive; you've gotten a bit carried away. But if there was an attempt to run, it would have been understandable. He's there. He didn't take the run. There was no need, absolutely no need for that. Siraj should be spoken to. At the end of the day, how gracious Temba Bavuma was when Siraj gave him the thumbs up," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, January 1, 2022 5:16:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “If you have to look at his batting, there's nothing wrong with it. It's just that he makes his first mistake and he gets out. The luck is not going with him. Yes, you can argue that he should've left some of the deliveries aside, but that's it. Every batsman makes a mistake and most batsmen have the benefit of getting a life. They either have a catch going wide or a catch being dropped. That's just his luck. Once the luck start going his way.. let's keep fingers crossed for 2022,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 31, 2021 7:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “It would be fantastic if he calls Sachin Tendulkar up to wish him a Happy New Year and during that talk, maybe just check up with him on how he curbed his off-side shots in the year 2003-04 against Australia. He was getting out caught in covers or caught-behind and then, in the fourth Test match, he decided he's not going to play through covers. He was only going to play through mid-on or maybe straighter and on the on side. And what did he end up with? 241 not out in the first innings, and 60-something not out (60*) in the second,” “So, just maybe wishing him up a Happy New Year and maybe picking his brains on how he did it, it might help him as well” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 31, 2021 7:23:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I think the Indian team has been absolutely fantastic over the last couple of years. But 2021 is really special in the history of Indian cricket. They started off the year with guts and glory by drawing a game which looked out of their hands at one stage. Rishabh Pant made it possible that there was a chance for India to win the Sydney Test but unfortunately there was an injury to Hanuma Vihari… it meant that he had to drop anchor. And Ashwin despite his back pain, batting the way that he did… and then winning at Gabba which is the fortress for the Australians will always remain an abiding memory. To score 328 in the final innings is never easy," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 31, 2021 5:07:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He has always been a very very talented cricketer. Perhaps, he might agree with me that after he made his debut in 2016-17 (2014) and then those two or three years in between, he might have been an underachiever. But now that he has got his mojo back, now that he has got his confidence back, I expect him to rain centuries after centuries because he has got his hunger,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “Once you got the taste of what a Test century means.. the pleasure of lifting the bat to the crowd or the changing room.. the entire change room applauding you, these are the moments that every cricketer or batsmen savors. Now that he has got the taste of it, we can expect hundreds from KL Rahul's bat,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar explained ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “He has a back-and-across movement which is towards off-stump, instead of towards middle,” “And then the front foot goes further towards off-stump too. This is why he tends to push at deliveries. Of course, he has scored nearly 8000 Test runs with this method” External link

timesofindia Thursday, December 30, 2021 7:15:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It was a squad of 14 players and one manager and we conquered the cricketing world. There were no field restrictions then, no limitations on the number of bouncers too and the red ball in English conditions which hardly stopped moving even after the shine was gone," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 28, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It obviously has got to be the way India bounced back earlier this year after being dismissed for 36 (in Adelaide Pink Ball Test). Because when something like that happens, the team tends to lose belief in itself, there is a sense of disappointment and there is a sense of giving up. And that is where Shastri played a huge role because from what I've read, is that he said that 'you wear this 36 like a badge'. And then Ajinkya Rahane, the way he led the side in the three Tests, and of course everyone stepped up. We played almost like an A team not even the regular team. But every player who played in that, every replaced player came in and did well. And that is again tells you the kind of influence and input that Ravi Shastri had on the younger players and the fringe players who are waiting for their opportunities," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, December 27, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Team ) : “Yes, we missed him very much. What a massive contribution he had made to that campaign. His energy, his sense of fun and utter dedication to Team India’s cause has not always got the credit, but this film makes up for that,” External link

news18 Friday, December 24, 2021 6:25:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Team ) : “Yes, we missed him very much. What a massive contribution he had made to that campaign. His energy, his sense of fun and utter dedication to Team India’s cause has not always got the credit, but this film makes up for that,” External link

expressindia Thursday, December 23, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Champions Trophy ) : “MSD and his boys gave similarly emotional moments in 2007, 2011 and 2013 (Champions Trophy), and God willing, am looking forward to 2022 and 2023 for that incredible high that every Indian gets when the country is the Champion of the World,” External link

expressindia Thursday, December 23, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Champions Trophy ) : “MSD and his boys gave similarly emotional moments in 2007, 2011 and 2013 (Champions Trophy), and God willing, am looking forward to 2022 and 2023 for that incredible high that every Indian gets when the country is the Champion of the World,” External link

expressindia Thursday, December 23, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "Coming to India's tour of South Africa, the turmoil with the release of the SJN report indicting three former South African greats is certainly not going to help the home team," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 21, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar pointed out : "There is also talk about Quinton de Kock, who loves Indian bowling, not being available to play the second and third Test. That weakens a fragile batting line-up even more and presents India with its best-ever chance of winning a Test series there," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 21, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "We may see the Virat from two years ago, slamming centuries after centuries," External link

dnaindia Saturday, December 18, 2021 8:46:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar stated ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "We have also seen that when Rohit was made captain of Mumbai Indians, he took those scores of 20, 30, and 40 runs and converted them into big scores. When you are captain, you play with a lot more responsibilities. Your shot selection gets better. You know you have to set an example and MI reaped the benefits by winning the title five times. It is possible to see Rohit score, even more, runs once he is the white-ball captain," External link

dnaindia Saturday, December 18, 2021 8:46:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar pointed out ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “We have also seen that when Rohit Sharma was made captain of Mumbai Indians, he took those scored of 20, 30 and 40 runs and converted them into big scores. When you are captain, you play with a lot more responsibilities. Your shot selection gets better. You know you have to set an example and MI reaped the benefits by winning the title five times. It is possible to see Rohit score even more runs once he is the white-ball captain,” External link

india Saturday, December 18, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar pointed out ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "We have also seen that when Rohit Sharma was made captain of Mumbai Indians, he took those scored of 20, 30 and 40 runs and converted them into big scores. When you are captain, you play with a lot more responsibilities. Your shot selection gets better. You know you have to set an example and MI reaped the benefits by winning the title five times. It is possible to see Rohit score even more runs once he is the white-ball captain," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 17, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "I think it (Kohli's comment) actually doesn't bring the BCCI into the picture. I think it's the individual who has to be asked where he got the impression he had conveyed such a message to Kohli. So, that's the only thing," External link

business-standard Thursday, December 16, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "What is the controversy here. As long as the chairman of selectors had told him clearly that we are not considering you for ODI captaincy now, that's perfectly fine. It is the selectors who have complete authority is selection committee meetings. The captain is just a co-opted non-voting member," External link

business-standard Thursday, December 16, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “What is the controversy here. As long as the chairman of selectors had told him clearly that we are not considering you for ODI captaincy now, that’s perfectly fine. It is the selectors who have complete authority is selection committee meetings. The captain is just a co-opted non-voting member,” External link

expressindia Thursday, December 16, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "I think it (Kohli's comment) actually doesn't bring the BCCI into the picture. I think it's the individual who has to be asked where he got the impression he had conveyed such a message to Kohli. So, that's the only thing," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, December 16, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "What is the controversy here. As long as the chairman of selectors had told him clearly that we are not considering you for ODI captaincy now, that's perfectly fine. It is the selectors who have complete authority in selection committee meetings. The captain is just a co-opted non-voting member," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, December 16, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "As long as it's not something that he (Kohli) has not found out from the media or as it happened in the past that the commander of a passenger flight announced it. I think he has been told by the chairman of the selection committee that he is not going to be the captain, I think that is absolutely okay," "I don't know what these people wanted to do. As long as there has been communication between the chairman of the selection committee and him, it's the decent thing to do," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, December 16, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "I think it (Kohli's comment) actually doesn't bring the BCCI into the picture. I think it's the individual who has to be asked where he got the impression he had conveyed such a message to Kohli. So, that's the only thing," External link

timesofindia Thursday, December 16, 2021 11:16:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "What is the controversy here. As long as the chairman of selectors had told him clearly that we are not considering you for ODI captaincy now, that's perfectly fine. It is the selectors who have complete authority is selection committee meetings. The captain is just a co-opted non-voting member," External link

timesofindia Thursday, December 16, 2021 11:16:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I will give the benefit of doubt to both the players because they have served Indian cricket brilliantly. I don't think it is fair for any of us to point fingers at them,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 16, 2021 10:53:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Azhar ) : “Unless both the players come out with something, we should not jump to conclusions. Yes, Azhar has said something; if Azhar has some inside information on what has happened, he should be the one to come out and tell us what happened,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 16, 2021 10:53:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I think you know I also saw the release because it was in a public domain. I think you know the way it was put across, I think it might upset the ones in power. If I remember correctly it said I will continue to lead India in Test and ODIs" External link

dnaindia Thursday, December 16, 2021 8:45:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I think it (Kohli's comments) actually doesn't bring the BCCI into the picture. I think it's the individual who has to be asked where he got the impression he had conveyed such a message to Kohli. So that's the only thing. Yes, he is the BCCI president and surely he should be asked why there is such discrepancy,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 16, 2021 6:58:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "It always helps to have a clear line of communication so that there is no speculation. So from now, from what has happened, there should be a clear line of communication and the chairman of the selection committee can come down and say why he has been picked and why he has not been picked. Sometimes, even if that is not needed, a press release is also good enough. A good press release giving all the reasons makes life a lot easier," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 16, 2021 6:58:00 AM EAT



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