Sunil Gavaskar

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Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Andre Roussel ) : “In Andre Russell the side (KKR) has the biggest game-changer in this format,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 18, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “The Kolkata Knight Riders team has the biggest buy of the last auction in Pat Cummins. On the slow pitches, his pace may not be effective and he will have to look at other varieties to give his team the necessary breakthroughs. He can bat usefully too, but there’s no doubt that most eyes will be on how he lives up to his huge price tag,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 18, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “KKR’s coach Brendon McCullum will encourage the team to play fearless cricket and Eoin Morgan will lend tremendous clout to the top order and his tactical acumen will be a big plus, too,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 18, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "The Indian Premier League has been the perfect platform to unearth talent and I hope this year too, we get to see that. The teams are stacked up really well and all eyes will be on the opening game between MI and CSK. We will be watching MS Dhoni play after a year, and am sure everyone is waiting to see him back in action. Let the games begin," External link

news18 Friday, September 18, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Why a team like Royal Challengers Bangalore hasn’t won the title as yet is a puzzle. Any team that has Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers should never be short of runs and maybe that’s also a problem, for when these two failed, as humans sometimes do, then the others haven’t put their hands up. They have a new coach and will be hoping that this will be their year,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 18, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Yes, you can say that because they do not have the experienced spinners that other sides have,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 18, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “The other thing that can be a weakness is middle order. They will have to think who will bat at No.4 and No.5 position. If Quinton de Kock plays, then he will open with either Rohit Sharma or Suryakumar Yadav,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 18, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It's an absolute delight to welcome back Indian cricket with the Dream11 IPL and I hope this tournament can infuse positive energy into the lives of millions of people," "The Indian Premier League has been the perfect platform to unearth talent and I hope this year too, we get to see that. The teams are stacked up really well and all eyes will be on the opening game between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "We will be watching MS Dhoni play after a year, and am sure everyone is waiting to see him back in action," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It's an absolute delight to welcome back Indian cricket with the Dream11 IPL and I hope this tournament can infuse positive energy into the lives of millions of people," "The Indian Premier League has been the perfect platform to unearth talent and I hope this year too, we get to see that. The teams are stacked up really well and all eyes will be on the opening game between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "We will be watching MS Dhoni play after a year, and am sure everyone is waiting to see him back in action," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “As far as I am concerned, the closest thing to batting perfection… Sachin Tendulkar. I’ve never seen a batsman (like him) and I’ve seen many from the time I was growing up, from the time I played and now from the time I’ve been watching cricket, I’ve seen many terrific batsmen but nobody had came close to batting perfection like Sachin Tendulkar has,” External link

news18 Friday, August 28, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “The backlift, the head, the balance, everything, the way he would lean forward, the balance when he’d play off the front foot, the balance when he would play off the backfoot, on the off side, on the leg side... And later on when the T20 came in, playing the scoop shot, he pulled it off fantastically. He had everything,” External link

news18 Friday, August 28, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “As far as I am concerned, the closest thing to batting perfection Sachin Tendulkar. I’ve never seen a batsman (like him) and I’ve seen many from the time I was growing up, from the time I played and now from the time I’ve been watching cricket, I’ve seen many terrific batsmen but nobody had came close to batting perfection like Sachin Tendulkar has,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, August 28, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “The backlift, the head, the balance, everything, the way he would lean forward, the balance when he’d play off the front foot, the balance when he would play off the backfoot, on the off side, on the leg side... And later on when the T20 came in, playing the scoop shot, he pulled it off fantastically. He had everything,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, August 28, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Kapil Dev ) : “Top of everything would be Kapil Dev, he would be No.1. For me, he is the best. All-time No.1 will always be Kapil Dev” External link

india Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “He could win the match with the bat and with the ball. He would take the wickets and win the match for you. He would score a scorching hundred or quickfire 80-90 and turn the game around. He made an impact with the bat. He made an impact with the ball. Don’t forget all those catches that he took. So he was a complete cricketer,” External link

india Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Kapil Dev ) : “Both (Dhoni and Kapil) were very, very similar. Both had similar approaches to the game. They loved playing the game. Both of them loved being in the center of action and they wanted to achieve great things for their teams. In that way, both are very similar,” External link

india Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about William Hussey ) : “He is a colossus. The word fits him like a glove. No praise is too high for this colossus. Very well deserved to be in this ICC Hall of Fame,” External link

greaterkashmir Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Absolutely delighted. No one deserves it more than him. Don’t know why it took so long but better late than ever. When you saw him bat, even when it was your team’s expense, you enjoyed his batting,” “His class made you enjoy. His hunger for big runs stood out. I am very happy to call him a friend,” External link

greaterkashmir Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “The way you see a Rohit Sharma opening the batting in one-day cricket, Test cricket smashing from the first over. That is what I wanted to play,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 24, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “But when I see the next generation doing it, I am absolutely over the moon, I love watching the next generation because there you see progress. You see how they are setting the bar higher for the next generation,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 24, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "They [the critics] only see the money aspect that is there in the IPL. They don't look at what the IPL does. I think it all boils down to jealousy. Only those who do not benefit from it, do not get anything from the IPL criticise it," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, August 23, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "An argument people opposed to the IPL give is, we know Indian cricket and we are thinking of the good of Indian cricket. Oh, I see, so you are the only ones who are going to be sitting in judgement and telling us what is good for Indian cricket. Of course, not," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, August 23, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "They (the critics) only see the money aspect that is there in the IPL. They don't look at what the IPL does. I think it all boils down to jealousy. Only those who do not benefit from it, do not get anything from the IPL criticise it," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "An argument people opposed to the IPL give is, we know Indian cricket and we are thinking of the good of Indian cricket. Oh, I see, so you are the only ones who are going to be sitting in judgement and telling us what is good for Indian cricket. Of course, not," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about William Hussey ) : “He is a colossus. The word fits him like a glove. No praise is too high for this colossus. Very well deserved to be in this ICC Hall of Fame,” External link

expressindia Sunday, August 23, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Absolutely delighted. No one deserves it more than him. Don’t know why it took so long but better late than ever. When you saw him bat, even when it was your team’s expense, you enjoyed his batting,” “His class made you enjoy. His hunger for big runs stood out. I am very happy to call him a friend,” External link

expressindia Sunday, August 23, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I believe this team is the best ever Indian Test team in terms of balance, in terms of ability, in terms of skills, in terms of temperament. Can't think of a better Indian Test team," External link

news18 Sunday, August 23, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about William Hussey ) : “He is a colossus. The word fits him like a glove. No praise is too high for this colossus. Very well deserved to be in this ICC Hall of Fame,” External link

Hindu Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Absolutely delighted. No one deserves it more than him. Don’t know why it took so long but better late than ever. When you saw him bat, even when it was your team’s expense, you enjoyed his batting,” “His class made you enjoy. His hunger for big runs stood out. I am very happy to call him a friend,” External link

Hindu Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I believe this team is the best ever Indian Test team in terms of balance, in terms of ability, in terms of skills, in terms of temperament. Can't think of a better Indian Test team," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, August 23, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I believe this team is the best ever Indian Test team in terms of balance, in terms of ability, in terms of skills, in terms of temperament. Can't think of a better Indian Test team," External link

business-standard Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I believe this team is the best ever Indian Test team in terms of balance, in terms of ability, in terms of skills, in terms of temperament. Can’t think of a better Indian Test team,” External link

india Sunday, August 23, 2020 9:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I believe this team is the best ever Indian Test team in terms of balance, in terms of ability, in terms of skills, in terms of temperament. Can’t think of a better Indian Test team,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I believe this team is the best ever Indian Test team in terms of balance, in terms of ability, in terms of skills, in terms of temperament. Can't think of a better Indian Test team," External link

timesofindia Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:33:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "The way you see a Rohit Sharma opening the batting in one-day cricket, Test cricket, smashing from the first over," External link

timesofindia Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “A few days later IPL started, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were playing their first match and I was at the ground. I met MSD and said, ‘look in this world if I’ve got a couple of minutes left, I’m gonna ask someone to put that shot on because I’d love to see that shot and say goodbye to this world. Because that would be a fantastic way, I’d go with a smile on my face. That’s exactly what I had said to MSD and he was of course pretty modest about it. He smiled and didn’t say anything,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Kapil Dev ) : “Both (Dhoni and Kapil) were very, very similar. Both had similar approaches to the game. They loved playing the game. Both of them loved being in the center of action and they wanted to achieve great things for their teams. In that way, both are very similar,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Kapil Dev ) : “I think these are the two contenders, because they have won the others might have had very good performances, won bilateral series but when it comes to winning World Cups, I think MS Dhoni has just a little edge over Kapil because he has not just won the 50-over World Cup but also the T20 World Cup. So I think he would be right up there,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "It's so hard to believe that his laughter and cheerful banter won't be there the next time I go to Delhi," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, August 16, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Champions Trophy ) : “We will not get to see him play in international cricket. It’s disheartening to not see him play. He made us win a World Cup after 28 years. Then, we won Champions Trophy under his captaincy. He will play in the IPL and that’s the biggest relief for his fans,” External link

expressindia Saturday, August 15, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "I have grave objections to that because it's putting one of India's cricketing legends in a bad light," External link

news18 Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar written : "The Supreme Court of India's decision to postpone the hearing of several applications by the BCCI and some of its affiliates has also left Indian cricket in limbo. Sure, there are many more important cases than cricket before the highest court in the land but Indian cricket lovers are anxiously awaiting the decision," External link

news18 Monday, July 27, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “The Supreme Court of India’s decision to postpone the hearing of several applications by the BCCI and some of its affiliates has also left Indian cricket in limbo. Sure, there are many more important cases than cricket before the highest court in the land but Indian cricket lovers are anxiously awaiting the decision,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “The cost of some of these treatments is multi times more than the medical assistance limit currently for ex-cricketers who played for peanuts and do not even have a fraction of the money the current lot has. So, each case should be treated separately and if it is a very serious medical problem then there should be no limit for the medical assistance from the BCCI,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "The Supreme Court of India's decision to postpone the hearing of several applications by the BCCI and some of its affiliates has also left Indian cricket in limbo. Sure, there are many more important cases than cricket before the highest court in the land but Indian cricket lovers are anxiously awaiting the decision," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Nasser Hussain ) : "Nasser (Hussain) went on to say that earlier the team would be wishing the opposition good morning and smiling at them etc. See this perception: That if you are nice then you are weak. That unless you are in the face of the opposition, you are not tough," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, July 13, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Nasser Hussain ) : "Nasser (Hussain) went on to say that earlier the team would be wishing the opposition good morning and smiling at them etc. See this perception: That if you are nice then you are weak. That unless you are in the face of the opposition, you are not tough," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, July 13, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : "And what does he know of the toughness of the teams in the seventies and eighties, which won overseas as well as at home to make that statement? Yes, Ganguly was a top captain, taking over the reins at a most delicate time in Indian cricket, but to say that earlier teams were not tough is nonsense," "It's about time the TV guys stopped using head-nodders when aspersions are cast on our cricket history and use people who will stand up and counter this bullying which actually consolidates the perception that we are too nice and therefore not tough" External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, July 13, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Nasser Hussain ) : "Nasser (Hussain) went on to say that earlier the team would be wishing the opposition good morning and smiling at them etc. See this perception: That if you are nice then you are weak. That unless you are in the face of the opposition, you are not tough," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, July 13, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : "And what does he know of the toughness of the teams in the seventies and eighties, which won overseas as well as at home to make that statement? Yes, Ganguly was a top captain, taking over the reins at a most delicate time in Indian cricket, but to say that earlier teams were not tough is nonsense," "It's about time the TV guys stopped using head-nodders when aspersions are cast on our cricket history and use people who will stand up and counter this bullying which actually consolidates the perception that we are too nice and therefore not tough" External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, July 13, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Nasser Hussain ) : "Nasser (Hussain) went on to say that earlier the team would be wishing the opposition good morning and smiling at them etc. See this perception: That if you are nice then you are weak. That unless you are in the face of the opposition, you are not tough," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : "And what does he know of the toughness of the teams in the seventies and eighties, which won overseas as well as at home to make that statement? Yes, Ganguly was a top captain, taking over the reins at a most delicate time in Indian cricket, but to say that earlier teams were not tough is nonsense," "It's about time the TV guys stopped using head-nodders when aspersions are cast on our cricket history and use people who will stand up and counter this bullying which actually consolidates the perception that we are too nice and therefore not tough" External link

newindianexpress Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : “And what does he know of the toughness of the teams in the Seventies and Eighties, which won overseas as well as at home to make that statement? Yes, Ganguly was a top captain, taking over the reins at a most delicate time in Indian cricket, but to say that earlier teams were not tough is nonsense,” External link

expressindia Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Nasser Hussain ) : "Nasser (Hussain) went on to say that earlier the team would be wishing the opposition good morning and smiling at them etc. See this perception: That if you are nice then you are weak. That unless you are in the face of the opposition, you are not tough," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : "And what does he know of the toughness of the teams in the seventies and eighties, which won overseas as well as at home to make that statement? Yes, Ganguly was a top captain, taking over the reins at a most delicate time in Indian cricket, but to say that earlier teams were not tough is nonsense," "It's about time the TV guys stopped using head-nodders when aspersions are cast on our cricket history and use people who will stand up and counter this bullying which actually consolidates the perception that we are too nice and therefore not tough" External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I am most thankful to the MCA for their sweet gift on my birthday" External link

dnaindia Friday, July 10, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I am most thankful to the MCA for their sweet gift on my birthday,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, July 10, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “While there are many areas of need that one can serve, children have a special place of importance. They remain the joy of every family and usher in hope of a bright future that all look forward to,” External link

timesofindia Friday, July 10, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Kerry Packer ) : "I was replaced as captain despite India winning the series against the West Indies (1978-79) and in which I got more than 700 runs. I still don't know the reason for it, but can only surmise that it was because I had been pretty open about the offer to join Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket. However, I signed the BCCI contract before the selection, thereby proving where my loyalties lay," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, July 4, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "The committee decided to drop Mr B.S. Bedi after three Test matches. In fact, they wanted to drop him straightaway after I replaced him as skipper after the series loss in Pakistan. I argued that he was still the best left-arm spinner in the country and so they reluctantly agreed to pick him for the first Test," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, July 4, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Kerry Packer ) : "I was replaced as captain despite India winning the series against the West Indies (1978-79) and in which I got more than 700 runs. I still don't know the reason for it, but can only surmise that it was because I had been pretty open about the offer to join Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket. However, I signed the BCCI contract before the selection, thereby proving where my loyalties lay," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 29, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "The committee decided to drop Mr BS Bedi after three Test matches. In fact, they wanted to drop him straight away after I replaced him as skipper after the series loss in Pakistan. I argued that he was still the best left-arm spinner in the country and so they reluctantly agreed to pick him for the first Test," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 29, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “It’s a great partnership to support free heart surgeries for children in India and we are very thankful for the participation of Asha Jadeja,” External link

4-traders Monday, June 29, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Kerry Packer ) : "I was replaced as captain despite India winning the series against the West Indies (1978-79) and in which I got more than 700 runs. I still don't know the reason for it, but can only surmise that it was because I had been pretty open about the offer to join Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket. However, I signed the BCCI contract before the selection, thereby proving where my loyalties lay," External link

news18 Monday, June 29, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Few members of the board and some players who had retired at the time joined hands with the media and tried to create differences between us," "But we were always thinking about the betterment of the sport in the country and that is why we never let it bother us" External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Viv Richards ) : "It was very difficult to keep Viv Richards quiet when he was at the crease," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Viv Richards ) : “It was very difficult to keep Viv Richards quiet when he was at the crease,” External link

india Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “It was very difficult to keep Viv Richards quiet when he was at the crease. Similarly, if you look at Virat Kohli’s batting today, in the same ball and same line, he will use his top hand and score a boundary towards the extra cover region and will use the bottom hand and score a boundary towards the mid-on and mid-wicket region,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Viv Richards ) : "It was very difficult to keep Viv Richards quiet when he was at the crease," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "In September, you can't have the IPL in India due to monsoon," External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "But maybe (it can be held) in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double-headers. Maybe you can think of that," External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "In September, you can't have the IPL in India due to monsoon," External link

island Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "But maybe (it can be held) in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double-headers. Maybe you can think of that," External link

island Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “In September, you can’t have the IPL in India due to monsoon,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Sunday, June 14, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “But maybe (it can be held) in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double-headers. Maybe you can think of that,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Sunday, June 14, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "In September, you can't have the IPL in India due to monsoon," External link

irishsun Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "But maybe (it can be held) in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double-headers. Maybe you can think of that," External link

irishsun Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "In September, you can't have the IPL in India due to monsoon," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, June 14, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "But maybe (it can be held) in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double-headers. Maybe you can think of that," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, June 14, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "In September, you can't have the IPL in India due to monsoon," External link

afp-en Sunday, June 14, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "But maybe (it can be held) in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double-headers. Maybe you can think of that," External link

afp-en Sunday, June 14, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “We are all maintaining social distancing and taking precautions according to what the doctors are telling us but the virus seems to show no sign of stopping,” External link

gulf-times Sunday, June 14, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “After the announcement by the Australian government, there seems to be a possibility of conducting a World T20 in October. Maybe the teams will have to reach three weeks earlier, have seven days of practice games and also 14-day quarantine,” External link

Hindu Saturday, June 13, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “September, you can’t have IPL in India due to monsoon. But may be in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double-header. May be you can think of that,” External link

Hindu Saturday, June 13, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "After the announcement by the Australian government, there seems to be a possibility of conducting a World T20 in October. Maybe the teams will have to reach three weeks earlier, have seven days of practice games and also 14-day quarantine," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "September you can't have IPL in India due to monsoon. But maybe in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double header. Maybe you can think of that," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "After the announcement by the Australian government, there seems to be a possibility of conducting a World T20 in October. May be the teams will have to reach three weeks earlier, have seven days of practice games and also 14-day quarantine," External link

firstpost Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "September you can't have IPL in India due to monsoon. But may be in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double header. May be you can think of that," External link

firstpost Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "After the announcement by the Australian government, there seems to be a possibility of conducting a World T20 in October. May be the teams will have to reach three weeks earlier, have seven days of practice games and also 14-day quarantine," External link

news18 Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "September you can't have IPL in India due to monsoon. But may be in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double header. May be you can think of that," External link

news18 Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “After the announcement by the Australian government, there seems to be a possibility of conducting a World T20 in October. May be the teams will have to reach three weeks earlier, have seven days of practice games and also 14-day quarantine,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 13, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “September you can’t have IPL in India due to monsoon. But may be in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double header. Maybe you can think of that,” “Fans lift your game. The atmosphere is very different when they are present. Obviously, players will lose out on that. Also, they will be wary of a team huddle, also may be a fist bump after a good shot. Dejection will be there. Youth are energetic lot and there is no outlet to spend that energy. How much exercise you do or spend time at the gymnasium, you want to play your sport - be it cricket, tennis or badminton” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 13, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "We are all maintaining social distancing and taking precautions according to what the doctors are telling us but the virus seems to show no sign of stopping," External link

business-standard Saturday, June 13, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "After the announcement by the Australian government, there seems to be a possibility of conducting a World T20 in October. Maybe the teams will have to reach three weeks earlier, have seven days of practice games and also 14-day quarantine," External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 13, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "September you can't have IPL in India due to monsoon. But may be in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double header. Maybe you can think of that," External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 13, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "We are all maintaining social distancing and taking precautions according to what the doctors are telling us but the virus seems to show no sign of stopping," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, June 13, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “In my debut series, if I played a bad shot when crossing over me to go to the slips for the next over, if he was not within earshot of the wicketkeeper, he would whisper in my ear: ‘Concentrate! Don’t you want a 100? What’s the matter with you? He’s in the opposition, he’s not swearing at me, he actually wants me to get a 100. Unbelievable!” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Rohan Kanhai ) : “Apart from his batsmanship, (why I respected Rohan Kanhai so much was because of) how he secretly encouraged me. There’s always been this issue between African-origin people and Indian-origin people in Trinidad, Guyana. Off the field, he (Kanhai) was one of the nicest guys I ever met. Naming my son after him was a no-brainer,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohan Kanhai ) : “Apart from his batsmanship, (why I respected Rohan Kanhai so much was because of) how he secretly encouraged me. There’s always been this issue between African-origin people and Indian-origin people in Trinidad, Guyana,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 5, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohan Kanhai ) : “Off the field, he (Kanhai) was one of the nicest guys I ever met. Naming my son after him was a no-brainer,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 5, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He square cut my third or fourth ball for a four. So, as is the natural reaction for a fast bowler, I then bowled him a bouncer. He was surprised but he ducked under it and then laughed at me. He was used to playing much faster bowlers than me,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 5, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I had missed one Ranji game because I was in Sri Lanka and somebody else had got runs so there was no place for me," External link

news18 Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ravi Shastri ) : “So this selection was in Chandigarh at that time and Ravi and I were sitting and waiting because we knew the selection committee was meeting to decide the captain of the team for the World Championship of Cricket,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Chetan Sharma ) : “When I sat in that meeting, what I really wanted was some fresh energy, fresh faces. Faces in the dressing room who were not traumatised by the season that we’d had. So in came Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Sadanand Viswanath, Chetan Sharma, Manoj Prabhakar. These were the young, fresh guys whom I wanted in the team,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I told them that ‘look these are large Australian grounds and for someone to clear the boundaries will take some doing.’ Secondly, I said Australian pitches have a little more bounce. Legspinners generally have managed to get a lot of wickets because they can turn the ball on Australian surfaces and get that extra bounce which forces mistiming,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Both of us were down for the toss which normally has to take place half an hour before the match," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, May 16, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "The way things are going we might not be able to see any live sport for maybe 4-5 months. That's gonna be tough not just on the current players but also those who follow sport," External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar explained : "There are so many fans of different sports, for them to be able to only look at the old action after a time it gets boring, for nostalgia you can go back and see what happened earlier but actually you wanna see live sport be it on television or ground and for that not being able to be seen till September that's a worrying thing and I am pretty certain that the officials of all the sports are planning plan a, b, c to get over this period of uncertainty," External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I think that’s gonna be absolutely the last resort otherwise you know when you can’t have absolutely anyone at the ground only then you should play without crowds,” External link

india Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "The way things are going we might not be able to see any live sport for maybe 4-5 months. That's gonna be tough not just on the current players but also those who follow sport," External link

khaleejtimes Monday, April 27, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar explained : "There are so many fans of different sports, for them to be able to only look at the old action after a time it gets boring, for nostalgia you can go back and see what happened earlier but actually you wanna see live sport be it on television or ground and for that not being able to be seen till September that's a worrying thing and I am pretty certain that the officials of all the sports are planning plan A, B, C to get over this period of uncertainty," External link

khaleejtimes Monday, April 27, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Fans are imperative for a performer — be it in sport, theatre, cinema, music, entertainment or anything else,” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 26, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "As we all know, Australia has barred foreigners from entering the country till September 30. The tournament starts in mid-October so it is looking difficult at the moment," External link

island Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "As we all know, Australia has barred foreigners from entering the country... The tournament starts mid-October so it is looking difficult at the moment," External link

irishsun Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "As we all know, Australia has barred foreigners from entering the country... The tournament starts mid-October so it is looking difficult at the moment," External link

afp-english Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "As we all know, Australia has barred foreigners from entering the country... The tournament starts mid-October so it is looking difficult at the moment," External link

afp-en Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "As we all know, Australia has barred foreigners from entering the country till September 30. The tournament starts mid-October so it is looking difficult at the moment," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “As we all know, Australia has barred foreigners from entering the country till September 30. The tournament starts mid-October so it is looking difficult at the moment,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “As we all know, Australia has barred foreigners from entering the country till September 30. The tournament starts mid-October so it is looking difficult at the moment,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “If it is going to happen that way, then maybe what can happen is the IPL can be held just prior to the T20 World Cup so that it’s enough practice for the players to have T20 World Cup,” External link

india Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Then the Asia Cup can be held in December in the UAE. That’s a much better time to have the tournament than in September when it can be extremely hot,” External link

india Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "As we all know, Australia has barred foreigners from entering the country till 30 September. The tournament starts mid-October so it is looking difficult at the moment," External link

firstpost Tuesday, April 21, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “As we all know, Australia has barred foreigners from entering the country till September 30. The tournament starts mid-October so it is looking difficult at the moment,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “As we all know, Australia has barred foreigners from entering the country till September 30. The tournament starts mid-October so it is looking difficult at the moment,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "Requests keep coming in to join with them (former cricketers) to relive the old times and talk about how time is spent in the current self containment situation. It's not easy which ones to accept and which to reject," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan" External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about William Hussey ) : "Both teams will keep on meeting in World Cups and ICC tournaments, but a series between them seem unlikely right now," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "Requests keep coming in to join with them (former cricketers) to relive the old times and talk about how time is spent in the current self containment situation. It's not easy which ones to accept and which to reject," External link

khaleejtimes Monday, April 20, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan" External link

khaleejtimes Monday, April 20, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about William Hussey ) : "Both teams will keep on meeting in World Cups and ICC tournaments, but a series between them seem unlikely right now," External link

khaleejtimes Monday, April 20, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "Requests keep coming in to join with them (former cricketers) to relive the old times and talk about how time is spent in the current self containment situation. It's not easy which ones to accept and which to reject," External link

news18 Monday, April 20, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan" External link

news18 Monday, April 20, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about William Hussey ) : "Both teams will keep on meeting in World Cups and ICC tournaments, but a series between them seem unlikely right now," External link

news18 Monday, April 20, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Stephen Smith ) : “One may argue that Steve Smith was chosen as Cricketer of the Year in an earlier year. This once again confirms that the second best or lower performances get the nod. Remember also that a player could get thousands of runs and hundreds of wickets but if that has not happened in England then he still won’t be in the list of five since only performances in England are taken into account. Since that has been the case for so long, why should anyone give the list and the publication any importance since it rates only what happens in England,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 20, 2020 8:37:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about William Hussey ) : “There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan. Both teams will keep on meeting in World Cups and ICC tournaments, but a series between them seem unlikely right now,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 20, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan," External link

news18 Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:52:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan,” External link

dnaindia Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Every spell Imran and Sarfaraz (Sarfaraz Nawaz) bowled was testing. In those days nobody had heard about or seen reverse swing. The new ball wasn’t a problem but the way the ball swung post-lunch was difficult to face,” External link

india Wednesday, April 15, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about William Hussey ) : “There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan. Both teams will keep on meeting in World Cups and ICC tournaments, but a series between them seem unlikely right now,” External link

india Wednesday, April 15, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about William Hussey ) : “There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan. Both teams will keep on meeting in World Cups and ICC tournaments, but a series between them seem unlikely right now,” External link

india Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan,” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan,” External link

india Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan," External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan," External link

firstpost Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Imran Khan ) : “Whenever Imran scolded his teammates, he did that out of love as he wanted them to do well,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Of course, the world is going through a tough time. All sporting events have been cancelled or postponed. In fact, if you ask me, having sports or not having sports is a very small matter compared to the threat to the life the world is facing now," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, April 14, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about William Hussey ) : "There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan," "Both teams will keep on meeting in World Cups and ICC tournaments, but a series between them seem unlikely right now" External link

tribune Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "Mahendra Singh Dhoni hardly ever sat in business class on the flights even when he was the skipper as he would prefer to sit with the real champs of the TV coverage, the cameramen and the sound engineers," External link

news18 Wednesday, April 8, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “Mahendra Singh Dhoni hardly ever sat in business class on the flights even when he was the skipper as he would prefer to sit with the real champs of the TV coverage, the cameramen and the sound engineers,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "The Indian team has a lovely system of rewarding its players, especially in home matches. As most Indian cricket followers know, during the Indian domestic international season, both teams travel in a special chartered flight from one venue to the next," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “It was heartening to read the BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal say that the BCCI has not discussed any pay cuts for its players,” “There are no matches that India is playing till maybe June, so there really is no question of any pay cuts for the players. Like with any sport, if you don’t play you don’t get paid and that’s what will happen” External link

dnaindia Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “It was heartening to read the BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal say that the BCCI has not discussed any pay cuts for its players,” External link

india Sunday, April 5, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Association ) : "Like with any sport, if you don't play you don't get paid and that's what will happen. What was amusing though was to read that the president of the Indian Cricketers' Association has said there should be pay cuts for the India internationals and the first-class players too. " External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "I would definitely like to see Dhoni in India's World Cup squad but it's highly unlikely that it is going to happen," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, March 23, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I would definitely like to see Dhoni in India’s World Cup squad but it’s highly unlikely that it is going to happen,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 23, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “As far as the BCCI is concerned, they are already doing a lot and which is the reason why this Indian women’s team has progressed so much. They went to Australia almost a month before the tournament started, and played a 3-match T20I series (tri-series) against the Australians,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 22, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "I would definitely like to see Dhoni in India's World Cup squad but it's highly unlikely that it is going to happen. The team has moved on. Dhoni is not someone to make big announcements so I reckon he would silently retire from the game," External link

ibtimes-in Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I would definitely like to see Dhoni in India’s World Cup squad but it’s highly unlikely that it is going to happen,” External link

Hindu Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I would definitely like to see Dhoni in India’s World Cup squad but it’s highly unlikely that it is going to happen,” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 21, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "I would definitely like to see Dhoni in India's World Cup squad but it's highly unlikely that it is going to happen," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, March 21, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I would definitely like to see Dhoni in India’s World Cup squad but it’s highly unlikely that it is going to happen,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I would certainly like to see Dhoni play T20 World Cup but it looks unlikely,” External link

india Friday, March 20, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Kane Williamson ) : “The New Zealand pitches weren’t easy in to bat on. It’s understood that our batsmen struggled but even the New Zealand batters faced difficulties. Their captain Kane Williamson didn’t score too many runs either and we know how good a batsman he is,” External link

india Friday, March 20, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : "There is one example of an India-Pakistan match played in front of empty stands in Eden Gardens Kolkata after Sachin (Tendulkar) got run out and there was unrest in the crowd," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “There is one example of an India-Pakistan match played in front of empty stands in Eden gardens Kolkata after Sachin (Tendulkar) got run out and there was unrest in the crowd. I think the game was stopped on that particular day but the next day it was continued in front of empty stands. So there is a precedent as far Indian cricket is concerned. So clearly if it has to happen then it can happen. Whatever it is the best for everyone that has to be taken into account. And if it’s best for everyone to play in front of empty stands, so be it,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 13, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “Probably we didn’t take it that seriously at the beginning. But it multiples, it will start with 2, it suddenly becomes 20, 20 becomes 200 and so on. So we have to be as careful as we can, take all the precautions which we are hearing on our phones now. We as a country can be more hygienic for sure, plenty of room for improvement needed there. Hopefully, this will make our habits better. We tend to spit anywhere, throw stuff around anywhere, we don’t relay care. Hopefully, this will make for a change in Indian habits,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 13, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “As far as the BCCI is concerned, they are already doing a lot and which is the reason why this Indian women’s team has progressed so much. They went to Australia almost a month before the tournament started, and played a 3-match T20I series (tri-series) against the Australians,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 9, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “Burnout is a word that was bandied about quite a lot at the start of the century but as soon as the IPL took off nobody, especially the so-called protector of cricketers rights FICA (Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations) has uttered the word again. That the national championship doesn’t mean much has been clear for a few years now that the IPL is here and it’s been emphasized once again by the way the Ranji Trophy has been devalued with the best talent out of the country,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 26, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about William Hussey ) : “One can understand the national team being out as it’s a bilateral commitment in line with the ICC FTP but to have the India A team also out touring at the same time means that most Ranji Trophy teams are well below strength,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 26, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “The argument that having an ‘A’ team touring the country where the national team is playing makes it easy for any replacements who will be ready and acclimatised if needed by injury to the senior team, is a specious argument,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 26, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I will go with Rishabh Pant in the limited-overs cricket. If you need a finisher at No. 6 then Rishabh Pant can do that for the team,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 21, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He was a gritty cricketer despite playing in the days when gloves and thigh pads were not very good" External link

afp-en Saturday, January 18, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Indian cricket has lost a real champion,” External link

Hindu Friday, January 17, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He was gritty considering that he played in the days when gloves and thigh pads were not very good, as you would get hit, but he still hung in there, as he believed in chodo mat ” “Every time he was on a tour he was very very helpful in terms of strategy. At lunch time or tea time, he would say try this if you were a fielding captain. He would tell bring this bowler, or ask this bowler to bowl round the wicket. He was fantastic” External link

Hindu Friday, January 17, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I can’t tell you anything about fitness. But I think the question that needs to be asked is of MSD himself,” “He has not made himself available to play for India since July 10. That is the important point. Does anyone keep himself away from playing for India for that long? That is the question and therein lies the answer,” External link

india Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I can't tell you anything about fitness. But I think the question that needs to be asked is of MSD himself," "He has not made himself available to play for India since July 10. That is an important point. Does anyone keep himself away from playing for India for that long? That is the question and therein lies the answer," External link

dnaindia Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "I think the question that needs to be asked is of MSD himself. He has not made himself available to play for India since July 10. That is the important point. Does anyone keep himself away from playing for India for that long? That is the question and therein lies the answer," External link

news18 Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I can’t tell you anything about fitness. But I think the question that needs to be asked is of MSD himself,” “He has not made himself available to play for India since July 10. That is the important point. Does anyone keep himself away from playing for India for that long? That is the question and therein lies the answer,” External link

india Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “The late 90s saw many a big name in the sport lured by the prospect of easy money to do things that they pretty certain regret today. Suddenly with this revelation, Indian cricket lost credibility when people began to suspect every game and player,” “What was needed at this stage was a team of players who had impeccable reputations and fortunately, India had them in Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, Virender Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly to name a few” External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “IPL dominates Ranji Trophy. Unless their match fees are increased substantially, it will be considered an orphan and poor cousin of Indian cricket,” “I think 26 percent of the BCCI revenue goes to the the players, out of which 13 percent goes to the international players, 10 percent goes to domestic cricket, 1.5 to junior, 1.5 to women’s cricket. That has not really been increased over the past few years barring the Test cricketers” External link

financialexpress Monday, January 13, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I can’t tell you anything about fitness. But I think the question that needs to be asked is of MSD himself,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “IPL dominates Ranji Trophy. Unless their match fees are increased substantially, it will be considered an orphan and poor cousin of Indian cricket,” “I think 26 percent of the BCCI revenue goes to the the players, out of which 13 percent goes to the international players, 10 percent goes to domestic cricket, 1.5 to junior, 1.5 to women’s cricket. That has not really been increased over the past few years barring the Test cricketers” External link

india Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "That is what the game taught us that we win when we pull together as one. India has overcome many crises in the past and it will overcome as well," External link

srilankasource Sunday, January 12, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "IPL dominates Ranji Trophy. Unless their match fees are increased substantially, it will be considered an orphan and poor cousin of Indian cricket," "I think 26 percent of the BCCI revenue goes to the the players, out of which 13 percent goes to the international players, 10 percent goes to domestic cricket, 1.5 to junior, 1.5 to women's cricket. That has not really been increased over the past few years barring the Test cricketers" External link

business-standard Saturday, January 11, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "I can't tell you anything about fitness. But I think the question that needs to be asked is of MSD himself," External link

business-standard Saturday, January 11, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "IPL dominates Ranji Trophy. Unless their match fees are increased substantially, it will be considered an orphan and poor cousin of Indian cricket," "I think 26 percent of the BCCI revenue goes to the the players, out of which 13 percent goes to the international players, 10 percent goes to domestic cricket, 1.5 to junior, 1.5 to women's cricket. That has not really been increased over the past few years barring the Test cricketers" External link

firstpost Saturday, January 11, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “IPL dominates Ranji Trophy. Unless their match fees are increased substantially, it will be considered an orphan and poor cousin of Indian cricket,” “I think 26 percent of the BCCI revenue goes to the the players, out of which 13 percent goes to the international players, 10 percent goes to domestic cricket, 1.5 to junior, 1.5 to women’s cricket. That has not really been increased over the past few years barring the Test cricketers” External link

Hindu Saturday, January 11, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "IPL dominates Ranji Trophy. Unless their match fees are increased substantially, it will be considered an orphan and poor cousin of Indian cricket," "I think 26 percent of the BCCI revenue goes to the the players, out of which 13 percent goes to the international players, 10 percent goes to domestic cricket, 1.5 to junior, 1.5 to women's cricket. That has not really been increased over the past few years barring the Test cricketers" External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 11, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “IPL dominates Ranji Trophy. Unless their match fees are increased substantially, it will be considered an orphan and poor cousin of Indian cricket,” External link

expressindia Saturday, January 11, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “The country is in turmoil. Some of our youngsters are out on the street when they should be in their classrooms. Some of them are ending up in hospitals for being out on the streets,” External link

expressindia Saturday, January 11, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "IPL dominates Ranji Trophy. Unless match fees are increased substantially, it (Ranji Trophy) will be considered an orphan and poor cousin of Indian cricket," External link

firstpost Saturday, January 11, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "When he is running in, when the spider cam actually takes it, it is such a sight. It is almost like a leopard going for the kill," External link

news18 Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Malcolm Marshall ) : "He reminds me of Malcolm Marshall, who still wakes me up from deep sleep," External link

news18 Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT



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Sachin Tendulkar said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : "I was standing right in front of the dressing room (as a ball boy), so I could observe how players prepare themselves for the game. Later I got invited by my hero Gavaskar in the dressing room," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Ramiz Raja said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “Instead of getting angry at Sunil Gavaskar, he would look at me because I was an opener as well and he would say, look how he is playing, and then it would be followed by a couple of swear words,” External link

expressindia Friday, August 7, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Roger Binny said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “We didn’t have very good fielders but if you saw them fielding! Not many runs were scored by Sunil but he was a real asset in the field. We crushed England, who were tipped by their press to crush us. They said ‘India is just another team’. After that game we started to believe in ourselves,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Akash Chopra stated ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “And when he performed for India, it was for the reason that he was regularly executing pretty very well for Bengal. In point, overlook all that, he was even not playing in the Mumbai Ranji group. He was not finding a area in the Mumbai crew even though he had the surname as Gavaskar,” External link

haveeru Sunday, June 28, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Akash Chopra said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : "If you see the bigger picture, Rohan Gavaskar was the son of Sunil Gavaskar, if one has to go by nepotism, Rohan should have played a lot of cricket but it did not happen this way. When he eventually ended up playing for India, he did so because he had a good run with Bengal in domestic cricket," External link

irishsun Saturday, June 27, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Gary Kirsten recalled ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : "I got an email from Sunil Gavaskar - would I consider coaching the Indian team," External link

dnaindia Monday, June 15, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Gary Kirsten recalled ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “I got an email from Sunil Gavaskar – would I consider coaching the Indian team,” External link

expressindia Monday, June 15, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Gary Kirsten said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “I’ve got an email from Sunil Gavaskar – would I consider coaching the Indian team,” External link

news18 Monday, June 15, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Gary Kirsten recalled ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “I got an email from Sunil Gavaskar - would I consider coaching the Indian team,” “I thought it was a hoax. I never even answer it. He sent me another email, and said, ‘Will you come for an interview?’. I showed it to the wife, and she said, ‘They must have the wrong person’. So it was a bizarre entry into the whole thing, and rightly so. I mean, I had no coaching experience or anything,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 15, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Gary Kirsten recalled ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : "I got an email from Sunil Gavaskar - would I consider coaching the Indian team," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 15, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Kris Srikkanth said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “I made my debut in 81 and in the early 80s, nobody had seen that kind of game. When they saw me, everyone went like who is this batsman, who is playing across the line, hitting over the top and I did not worry about technique. "Gavaskar on the other hand was a perfectionist. He had great technique, he used to leave the ball and everything so well. It is often said that opposite poles attract each other. He was the North pole and I was the South pole” External link

news18 Friday, June 5, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

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Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Andre Roussel ) : “In Andre Russell the side (KKR) has the biggest game-changer in this format,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 18, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “The Kolkata Knight Riders team has the biggest buy of the last auction in Pat Cummins. On the slow pitches, his pace may not be effective and he will have to look at other varieties to give his team the necessary breakthroughs. He can bat usefully too, but there’s no doubt that most eyes will be on how he lives up to his huge price tag,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 18, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “KKR’s coach Brendon McCullum will encourage the team to play fearless cricket and Eoin Morgan will lend tremendous clout to the top order and his tactical acumen will be a big plus, too,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 18, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "The Indian Premier League has been the perfect platform to unearth talent and I hope this year too, we get to see that. The teams are stacked up really well and all eyes will be on the opening game between MI and CSK. We will be watching MS Dhoni play after a year, and am sure everyone is waiting to see him back in action. Let the games begin," External link

news18 Friday, September 18, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Why a team like Royal Challengers Bangalore hasn’t won the title as yet is a puzzle. Any team that has Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers should never be short of runs and maybe that’s also a problem, for when these two failed, as humans sometimes do, then the others haven’t put their hands up. They have a new coach and will be hoping that this will be their year,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 18, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Yes, you can say that because they do not have the experienced spinners that other sides have,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 18, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “The other thing that can be a weakness is middle order. They will have to think who will bat at No.4 and No.5 position. If Quinton de Kock plays, then he will open with either Rohit Sharma or Suryakumar Yadav,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 18, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It's an absolute delight to welcome back Indian cricket with the Dream11 IPL and I hope this tournament can infuse positive energy into the lives of millions of people," "The Indian Premier League has been the perfect platform to unearth talent and I hope this year too, we get to see that. The teams are stacked up really well and all eyes will be on the opening game between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "We will be watching MS Dhoni play after a year, and am sure everyone is waiting to see him back in action," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "It's an absolute delight to welcome back Indian cricket with the Dream11 IPL and I hope this tournament can infuse positive energy into the lives of millions of people," "The Indian Premier League has been the perfect platform to unearth talent and I hope this year too, we get to see that. The teams are stacked up really well and all eyes will be on the opening game between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "We will be watching MS Dhoni play after a year, and am sure everyone is waiting to see him back in action," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “As far as I am concerned, the closest thing to batting perfection… Sachin Tendulkar. I’ve never seen a batsman (like him) and I’ve seen many from the time I was growing up, from the time I played and now from the time I’ve been watching cricket, I’ve seen many terrific batsmen but nobody had came close to batting perfection like Sachin Tendulkar has,” External link

news18 Friday, August 28, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “The backlift, the head, the balance, everything, the way he would lean forward, the balance when he’d play off the front foot, the balance when he would play off the backfoot, on the off side, on the leg side... And later on when the T20 came in, playing the scoop shot, he pulled it off fantastically. He had everything,” External link

news18 Friday, August 28, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “As far as I am concerned, the closest thing to batting perfection Sachin Tendulkar. I’ve never seen a batsman (like him) and I’ve seen many from the time I was growing up, from the time I played and now from the time I’ve been watching cricket, I’ve seen many terrific batsmen but nobody had came close to batting perfection like Sachin Tendulkar has,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, August 28, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “The backlift, the head, the balance, everything, the way he would lean forward, the balance when he’d play off the front foot, the balance when he would play off the backfoot, on the off side, on the leg side... And later on when the T20 came in, playing the scoop shot, he pulled it off fantastically. He had everything,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, August 28, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Kapil Dev ) : “Top of everything would be Kapil Dev, he would be No.1. For me, he is the best. All-time No.1 will always be Kapil Dev” External link

india Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “He could win the match with the bat and with the ball. He would take the wickets and win the match for you. He would score a scorching hundred or quickfire 80-90 and turn the game around. He made an impact with the bat. He made an impact with the ball. Don’t forget all those catches that he took. So he was a complete cricketer,” External link

india Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Kapil Dev ) : “Both (Dhoni and Kapil) were very, very similar. Both had similar approaches to the game. They loved playing the game. Both of them loved being in the center of action and they wanted to achieve great things for their teams. In that way, both are very similar,” External link

india Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about William Hussey ) : “He is a colossus. The word fits him like a glove. No praise is too high for this colossus. Very well deserved to be in this ICC Hall of Fame,” External link

greaterkashmir Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Absolutely delighted. No one deserves it more than him. Don’t know why it took so long but better late than ever. When you saw him bat, even when it was your team’s expense, you enjoyed his batting,” “His class made you enjoy. His hunger for big runs stood out. I am very happy to call him a friend,” External link

greaterkashmir Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “The way you see a Rohit Sharma opening the batting in one-day cricket, Test cricket smashing from the first over. That is what I wanted to play,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 24, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “But when I see the next generation doing it, I am absolutely over the moon, I love watching the next generation because there you see progress. You see how they are setting the bar higher for the next generation,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 24, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "They [the critics] only see the money aspect that is there in the IPL. They don't look at what the IPL does. I think it all boils down to jealousy. Only those who do not benefit from it, do not get anything from the IPL criticise it," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, August 23, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "An argument people opposed to the IPL give is, we know Indian cricket and we are thinking of the good of Indian cricket. Oh, I see, so you are the only ones who are going to be sitting in judgement and telling us what is good for Indian cricket. Of course, not," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, August 23, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "They (the critics) only see the money aspect that is there in the IPL. They don't look at what the IPL does. I think it all boils down to jealousy. Only those who do not benefit from it, do not get anything from the IPL criticise it," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "An argument people opposed to the IPL give is, we know Indian cricket and we are thinking of the good of Indian cricket. Oh, I see, so you are the only ones who are going to be sitting in judgement and telling us what is good for Indian cricket. Of course, not," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about William Hussey ) : “He is a colossus. The word fits him like a glove. No praise is too high for this colossus. Very well deserved to be in this ICC Hall of Fame,” External link

expressindia Sunday, August 23, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Absolutely delighted. No one deserves it more than him. Don’t know why it took so long but better late than ever. When you saw him bat, even when it was your team’s expense, you enjoyed his batting,” “His class made you enjoy. His hunger for big runs stood out. I am very happy to call him a friend,” External link

expressindia Sunday, August 23, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I believe this team is the best ever Indian Test team in terms of balance, in terms of ability, in terms of skills, in terms of temperament. Can't think of a better Indian Test team," External link

news18 Sunday, August 23, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about William Hussey ) : “He is a colossus. The word fits him like a glove. No praise is too high for this colossus. Very well deserved to be in this ICC Hall of Fame,” External link

Hindu Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Absolutely delighted. No one deserves it more than him. Don’t know why it took so long but better late than ever. When you saw him bat, even when it was your team’s expense, you enjoyed his batting,” “His class made you enjoy. His hunger for big runs stood out. I am very happy to call him a friend,” External link

Hindu Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I believe this team is the best ever Indian Test team in terms of balance, in terms of ability, in terms of skills, in terms of temperament. Can't think of a better Indian Test team," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, August 23, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I believe this team is the best ever Indian Test team in terms of balance, in terms of ability, in terms of skills, in terms of temperament. Can't think of a better Indian Test team," External link

business-standard Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I believe this team is the best ever Indian Test team in terms of balance, in terms of ability, in terms of skills, in terms of temperament. Can’t think of a better Indian Test team,” External link

india Sunday, August 23, 2020 9:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I believe this team is the best ever Indian Test team in terms of balance, in terms of ability, in terms of skills, in terms of temperament. Can’t think of a better Indian Test team,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I believe this team is the best ever Indian Test team in terms of balance, in terms of ability, in terms of skills, in terms of temperament. Can't think of a better Indian Test team," External link

timesofindia Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:33:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "The way you see a Rohit Sharma opening the batting in one-day cricket, Test cricket, smashing from the first over," External link

timesofindia Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “A few days later IPL started, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were playing their first match and I was at the ground. I met MSD and said, ‘look in this world if I’ve got a couple of minutes left, I’m gonna ask someone to put that shot on because I’d love to see that shot and say goodbye to this world. Because that would be a fantastic way, I’d go with a smile on my face. That’s exactly what I had said to MSD and he was of course pretty modest about it. He smiled and didn’t say anything,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Kapil Dev ) : “Both (Dhoni and Kapil) were very, very similar. Both had similar approaches to the game. They loved playing the game. Both of them loved being in the center of action and they wanted to achieve great things for their teams. In that way, both are very similar,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Kapil Dev ) : “I think these are the two contenders, because they have won the others might have had very good performances, won bilateral series but when it comes to winning World Cups, I think MS Dhoni has just a little edge over Kapil because he has not just won the 50-over World Cup but also the T20 World Cup. So I think he would be right up there,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "It's so hard to believe that his laughter and cheerful banter won't be there the next time I go to Delhi," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, August 16, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Champions Trophy ) : “We will not get to see him play in international cricket. It’s disheartening to not see him play. He made us win a World Cup after 28 years. Then, we won Champions Trophy under his captaincy. He will play in the IPL and that’s the biggest relief for his fans,” External link

expressindia Saturday, August 15, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "I have grave objections to that because it's putting one of India's cricketing legends in a bad light," External link

news18 Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar written : "The Supreme Court of India's decision to postpone the hearing of several applications by the BCCI and some of its affiliates has also left Indian cricket in limbo. Sure, there are many more important cases than cricket before the highest court in the land but Indian cricket lovers are anxiously awaiting the decision," External link

news18 Monday, July 27, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “The Supreme Court of India’s decision to postpone the hearing of several applications by the BCCI and some of its affiliates has also left Indian cricket in limbo. Sure, there are many more important cases than cricket before the highest court in the land but Indian cricket lovers are anxiously awaiting the decision,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “The cost of some of these treatments is multi times more than the medical assistance limit currently for ex-cricketers who played for peanuts and do not even have a fraction of the money the current lot has. So, each case should be treated separately and if it is a very serious medical problem then there should be no limit for the medical assistance from the BCCI,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "The Supreme Court of India's decision to postpone the hearing of several applications by the BCCI and some of its affiliates has also left Indian cricket in limbo. Sure, there are many more important cases than cricket before the highest court in the land but Indian cricket lovers are anxiously awaiting the decision," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Nasser Hussain ) : "Nasser (Hussain) went on to say that earlier the team would be wishing the opposition good morning and smiling at them etc. See this perception: That if you are nice then you are weak. That unless you are in the face of the opposition, you are not tough," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, July 13, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Nasser Hussain ) : "Nasser (Hussain) went on to say that earlier the team would be wishing the opposition good morning and smiling at them etc. See this perception: That if you are nice then you are weak. That unless you are in the face of the opposition, you are not tough," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, July 13, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : "And what does he know of the toughness of the teams in the seventies and eighties, which won overseas as well as at home to make that statement? Yes, Ganguly was a top captain, taking over the reins at a most delicate time in Indian cricket, but to say that earlier teams were not tough is nonsense," "It's about time the TV guys stopped using head-nodders when aspersions are cast on our cricket history and use people who will stand up and counter this bullying which actually consolidates the perception that we are too nice and therefore not tough" External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, July 13, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Nasser Hussain ) : "Nasser (Hussain) went on to say that earlier the team would be wishing the opposition good morning and smiling at them etc. See this perception: That if you are nice then you are weak. That unless you are in the face of the opposition, you are not tough," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, July 13, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : "And what does he know of the toughness of the teams in the seventies and eighties, which won overseas as well as at home to make that statement? Yes, Ganguly was a top captain, taking over the reins at a most delicate time in Indian cricket, but to say that earlier teams were not tough is nonsense," "It's about time the TV guys stopped using head-nodders when aspersions are cast on our cricket history and use people who will stand up and counter this bullying which actually consolidates the perception that we are too nice and therefore not tough" External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, July 13, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Nasser Hussain ) : "Nasser (Hussain) went on to say that earlier the team would be wishing the opposition good morning and smiling at them etc. See this perception: That if you are nice then you are weak. That unless you are in the face of the opposition, you are not tough," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : "And what does he know of the toughness of the teams in the seventies and eighties, which won overseas as well as at home to make that statement? Yes, Ganguly was a top captain, taking over the reins at a most delicate time in Indian cricket, but to say that earlier teams were not tough is nonsense," "It's about time the TV guys stopped using head-nodders when aspersions are cast on our cricket history and use people who will stand up and counter this bullying which actually consolidates the perception that we are too nice and therefore not tough" External link

newindianexpress Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : “And what does he know of the toughness of the teams in the Seventies and Eighties, which won overseas as well as at home to make that statement? Yes, Ganguly was a top captain, taking over the reins at a most delicate time in Indian cricket, but to say that earlier teams were not tough is nonsense,” External link

expressindia Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Nasser Hussain ) : "Nasser (Hussain) went on to say that earlier the team would be wishing the opposition good morning and smiling at them etc. See this perception: That if you are nice then you are weak. That unless you are in the face of the opposition, you are not tough," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : "And what does he know of the toughness of the teams in the seventies and eighties, which won overseas as well as at home to make that statement? Yes, Ganguly was a top captain, taking over the reins at a most delicate time in Indian cricket, but to say that earlier teams were not tough is nonsense," "It's about time the TV guys stopped using head-nodders when aspersions are cast on our cricket history and use people who will stand up and counter this bullying which actually consolidates the perception that we are too nice and therefore not tough" External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I am most thankful to the MCA for their sweet gift on my birthday" External link

dnaindia Friday, July 10, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I am most thankful to the MCA for their sweet gift on my birthday,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, July 10, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “While there are many areas of need that one can serve, children have a special place of importance. They remain the joy of every family and usher in hope of a bright future that all look forward to,” External link

timesofindia Friday, July 10, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Kerry Packer ) : "I was replaced as captain despite India winning the series against the West Indies (1978-79) and in which I got more than 700 runs. I still don't know the reason for it, but can only surmise that it was because I had been pretty open about the offer to join Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket. However, I signed the BCCI contract before the selection, thereby proving where my loyalties lay," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, July 4, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "The committee decided to drop Mr B.S. Bedi after three Test matches. In fact, they wanted to drop him straightaway after I replaced him as skipper after the series loss in Pakistan. I argued that he was still the best left-arm spinner in the country and so they reluctantly agreed to pick him for the first Test," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, July 4, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Kerry Packer ) : "I was replaced as captain despite India winning the series against the West Indies (1978-79) and in which I got more than 700 runs. I still don't know the reason for it, but can only surmise that it was because I had been pretty open about the offer to join Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket. However, I signed the BCCI contract before the selection, thereby proving where my loyalties lay," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 29, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "The committee decided to drop Mr BS Bedi after three Test matches. In fact, they wanted to drop him straight away after I replaced him as skipper after the series loss in Pakistan. I argued that he was still the best left-arm spinner in the country and so they reluctantly agreed to pick him for the first Test," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 29, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “It’s a great partnership to support free heart surgeries for children in India and we are very thankful for the participation of Asha Jadeja,” External link

4-traders Monday, June 29, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Kerry Packer ) : "I was replaced as captain despite India winning the series against the West Indies (1978-79) and in which I got more than 700 runs. I still don't know the reason for it, but can only surmise that it was because I had been pretty open about the offer to join Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket. However, I signed the BCCI contract before the selection, thereby proving where my loyalties lay," External link

news18 Monday, June 29, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Few members of the board and some players who had retired at the time joined hands with the media and tried to create differences between us," "But we were always thinking about the betterment of the sport in the country and that is why we never let it bother us" External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Viv Richards ) : "It was very difficult to keep Viv Richards quiet when he was at the crease," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Viv Richards ) : “It was very difficult to keep Viv Richards quiet when he was at the crease,” External link

india Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “It was very difficult to keep Viv Richards quiet when he was at the crease. Similarly, if you look at Virat Kohli’s batting today, in the same ball and same line, he will use his top hand and score a boundary towards the extra cover region and will use the bottom hand and score a boundary towards the mid-on and mid-wicket region,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Viv Richards ) : "It was very difficult to keep Viv Richards quiet when he was at the crease," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "In September, you can't have the IPL in India due to monsoon," External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "But maybe (it can be held) in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double-headers. Maybe you can think of that," External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "In September, you can't have the IPL in India due to monsoon," External link

island Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "But maybe (it can be held) in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double-headers. Maybe you can think of that," External link

island Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “In September, you can’t have the IPL in India due to monsoon,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Sunday, June 14, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “But maybe (it can be held) in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double-headers. Maybe you can think of that,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Sunday, June 14, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "In September, you can't have the IPL in India due to monsoon," External link

irishsun Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "But maybe (it can be held) in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double-headers. Maybe you can think of that," External link

irishsun Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "In September, you can't have the IPL in India due to monsoon," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, June 14, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "But maybe (it can be held) in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double-headers. Maybe you can think of that," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, June 14, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "In September, you can't have the IPL in India due to monsoon," External link

afp-en Sunday, June 14, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "But maybe (it can be held) in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double-headers. Maybe you can think of that," External link

afp-en Sunday, June 14, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “We are all maintaining social distancing and taking precautions according to what the doctors are telling us but the virus seems to show no sign of stopping,” External link

gulf-times Sunday, June 14, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “After the announcement by the Australian government, there seems to be a possibility of conducting a World T20 in October. Maybe the teams will have to reach three weeks earlier, have seven days of practice games and also 14-day quarantine,” External link

Hindu Saturday, June 13, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “September, you can’t have IPL in India due to monsoon. But may be in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double-header. May be you can think of that,” External link

Hindu Saturday, June 13, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "After the announcement by the Australian government, there seems to be a possibility of conducting a World T20 in October. Maybe the teams will have to reach three weeks earlier, have seven days of practice games and also 14-day quarantine," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "September you can't have IPL in India due to monsoon. But maybe in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double header. Maybe you can think of that," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "After the announcement by the Australian government, there seems to be a possibility of conducting a World T20 in October. May be the teams will have to reach three weeks earlier, have seven days of practice games and also 14-day quarantine," External link

firstpost Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "September you can't have IPL in India due to monsoon. But may be in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double header. May be you can think of that," External link

firstpost Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "After the announcement by the Australian government, there seems to be a possibility of conducting a World T20 in October. May be the teams will have to reach three weeks earlier, have seven days of practice games and also 14-day quarantine," External link

news18 Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "September you can't have IPL in India due to monsoon. But may be in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double header. May be you can think of that," External link

news18 Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “After the announcement by the Australian government, there seems to be a possibility of conducting a World T20 in October. May be the teams will have to reach three weeks earlier, have seven days of practice games and also 14-day quarantine,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 13, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “September you can’t have IPL in India due to monsoon. But may be in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double header. Maybe you can think of that,” “Fans lift your game. The atmosphere is very different when they are present. Obviously, players will lose out on that. Also, they will be wary of a team huddle, also may be a fist bump after a good shot. Dejection will be there. Youth are energetic lot and there is no outlet to spend that energy. How much exercise you do or spend time at the gymnasium, you want to play your sport - be it cricket, tennis or badminton” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 13, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "We are all maintaining social distancing and taking precautions according to what the doctors are telling us but the virus seems to show no sign of stopping," External link

business-standard Saturday, June 13, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "After the announcement by the Australian government, there seems to be a possibility of conducting a World T20 in October. Maybe the teams will have to reach three weeks earlier, have seven days of practice games and also 14-day quarantine," External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 13, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "September you can't have IPL in India due to monsoon. But may be in Sri Lanka from early September with teams playing each other once instead of double header. Maybe you can think of that," External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 13, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "We are all maintaining social distancing and taking precautions according to what the doctors are telling us but the virus seems to show no sign of stopping," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, June 13, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “In my debut series, if I played a bad shot when crossing over me to go to the slips for the next over, if he was not within earshot of the wicketkeeper, he would whisper in my ear: ‘Concentrate! Don’t you want a 100? What’s the matter with you? He’s in the opposition, he’s not swearing at me, he actually wants me to get a 100. Unbelievable!” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added ( about Rohan Kanhai ) : “Apart from his batsmanship, (why I respected Rohan Kanhai so much was because of) how he secretly encouraged me. There’s always been this issue between African-origin people and Indian-origin people in Trinidad, Guyana. Off the field, he (Kanhai) was one of the nicest guys I ever met. Naming my son after him was a no-brainer,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohan Kanhai ) : “Apart from his batsmanship, (why I respected Rohan Kanhai so much was because of) how he secretly encouraged me. There’s always been this issue between African-origin people and Indian-origin people in Trinidad, Guyana,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 5, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohan Kanhai ) : “Off the field, he (Kanhai) was one of the nicest guys I ever met. Naming my son after him was a no-brainer,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 5, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He square cut my third or fourth ball for a four. So, as is the natural reaction for a fast bowler, I then bowled him a bouncer. He was surprised but he ducked under it and then laughed at me. He was used to playing much faster bowlers than me,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 5, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I had missed one Ranji game because I was in Sri Lanka and somebody else had got runs so there was no place for me," External link

news18 Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ravi Shastri ) : “So this selection was in Chandigarh at that time and Ravi and I were sitting and waiting because we knew the selection committee was meeting to decide the captain of the team for the World Championship of Cricket,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Chetan Sharma ) : “When I sat in that meeting, what I really wanted was some fresh energy, fresh faces. Faces in the dressing room who were not traumatised by the season that we’d had. So in came Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Sadanand Viswanath, Chetan Sharma, Manoj Prabhakar. These were the young, fresh guys whom I wanted in the team,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I told them that ‘look these are large Australian grounds and for someone to clear the boundaries will take some doing.’ Secondly, I said Australian pitches have a little more bounce. Legspinners generally have managed to get a lot of wickets because they can turn the ball on Australian surfaces and get that extra bounce which forces mistiming,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Both of us were down for the toss which normally has to take place half an hour before the match," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, May 16, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "The way things are going we might not be able to see any live sport for maybe 4-5 months. That's gonna be tough not just on the current players but also those who follow sport," External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar explained : "There are so many fans of different sports, for them to be able to only look at the old action after a time it gets boring, for nostalgia you can go back and see what happened earlier but actually you wanna see live sport be it on television or ground and for that not being able to be seen till September that's a worrying thing and I am pretty certain that the officials of all the sports are planning plan a, b, c to get over this period of uncertainty," External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I think that’s gonna be absolutely the last resort otherwise you know when you can’t have absolutely anyone at the ground only then you should play without crowds,” External link

india Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:21:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "The way things are going we might not be able to see any live sport for maybe 4-5 months. That's gonna be tough not just on the current players but also those who follow sport," External link

khaleejtimes Monday, April 27, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar explained : "There are so many fans of different sports, for them to be able to only look at the old action after a time it gets boring, for nostalgia you can go back and see what happened earlier but actually you wanna see live sport be it on television or ground and for that not being able to be seen till September that's a worrying thing and I am pretty certain that the officials of all the sports are planning plan A, B, C to get over this period of uncertainty," External link

khaleejtimes Monday, April 27, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Fans are imperative for a performer — be it in sport, theatre, cinema, music, entertainment or anything else,” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 26, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "As we all know, Australia has barred foreigners from entering the country till September 30. The tournament starts in mid-October so it is looking difficult at the moment," External link

island Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "As we all know, Australia has barred foreigners from entering the country... The tournament starts mid-October so it is looking difficult at the moment," External link

irishsun Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "As we all know, Australia has barred foreigners from entering the country... The tournament starts mid-October so it is looking difficult at the moment," External link

afp-english Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "As we all know, Australia has barred foreigners from entering the country... The tournament starts mid-October so it is looking difficult at the moment," External link

afp-en Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "As we all know, Australia has barred foreigners from entering the country till September 30. The tournament starts mid-October so it is looking difficult at the moment," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “As we all know, Australia has barred foreigners from entering the country till September 30. The tournament starts mid-October so it is looking difficult at the moment,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “As we all know, Australia has barred foreigners from entering the country till September 30. The tournament starts mid-October so it is looking difficult at the moment,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “If it is going to happen that way, then maybe what can happen is the IPL can be held just prior to the T20 World Cup so that it’s enough practice for the players to have T20 World Cup,” External link

india Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Then the Asia Cup can be held in December in the UAE. That’s a much better time to have the tournament than in September when it can be extremely hot,” External link

india Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "As we all know, Australia has barred foreigners from entering the country till 30 September. The tournament starts mid-October so it is looking difficult at the moment," External link

firstpost Tuesday, April 21, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “As we all know, Australia has barred foreigners from entering the country till September 30. The tournament starts mid-October so it is looking difficult at the moment,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “As we all know, Australia has barred foreigners from entering the country till September 30. The tournament starts mid-October so it is looking difficult at the moment,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "Requests keep coming in to join with them (former cricketers) to relive the old times and talk about how time is spent in the current self containment situation. It's not easy which ones to accept and which to reject," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan" External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about William Hussey ) : "Both teams will keep on meeting in World Cups and ICC tournaments, but a series between them seem unlikely right now," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "Requests keep coming in to join with them (former cricketers) to relive the old times and talk about how time is spent in the current self containment situation. It's not easy which ones to accept and which to reject," External link

khaleejtimes Monday, April 20, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan" External link

khaleejtimes Monday, April 20, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about William Hussey ) : "Both teams will keep on meeting in World Cups and ICC tournaments, but a series between them seem unlikely right now," External link

khaleejtimes Monday, April 20, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "Requests keep coming in to join with them (former cricketers) to relive the old times and talk about how time is spent in the current self containment situation. It's not easy which ones to accept and which to reject," External link

news18 Monday, April 20, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan" External link

news18 Monday, April 20, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about William Hussey ) : "Both teams will keep on meeting in World Cups and ICC tournaments, but a series between them seem unlikely right now," External link

news18 Monday, April 20, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Stephen Smith ) : “One may argue that Steve Smith was chosen as Cricketer of the Year in an earlier year. This once again confirms that the second best or lower performances get the nod. Remember also that a player could get thousands of runs and hundreds of wickets but if that has not happened in England then he still won’t be in the list of five since only performances in England are taken into account. Since that has been the case for so long, why should anyone give the list and the publication any importance since it rates only what happens in England,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 20, 2020 8:37:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about William Hussey ) : “There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan. Both teams will keep on meeting in World Cups and ICC tournaments, but a series between them seem unlikely right now,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 20, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan," External link

news18 Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:52:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan,” External link

dnaindia Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Every spell Imran and Sarfaraz (Sarfaraz Nawaz) bowled was testing. In those days nobody had heard about or seen reverse swing. The new ball wasn’t a problem but the way the ball swung post-lunch was difficult to face,” External link

india Wednesday, April 15, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about William Hussey ) : “There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan. Both teams will keep on meeting in World Cups and ICC tournaments, but a series between them seem unlikely right now,” External link

india Wednesday, April 15, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about William Hussey ) : “There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan. Both teams will keep on meeting in World Cups and ICC tournaments, but a series between them seem unlikely right now,” External link

india Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan,” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan,” External link

india Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan," External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan," External link

firstpost Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Imran Khan ) : “Whenever Imran scolded his teammates, he did that out of love as he wanted them to do well,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Of course, the world is going through a tough time. All sporting events have been cancelled or postponed. In fact, if you ask me, having sports or not having sports is a very small matter compared to the threat to the life the world is facing now," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, April 14, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about William Hussey ) : "There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan," "Both teams will keep on meeting in World Cups and ICC tournaments, but a series between them seem unlikely right now" External link

tribune Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "Mahendra Singh Dhoni hardly ever sat in business class on the flights even when he was the skipper as he would prefer to sit with the real champs of the TV coverage, the cameramen and the sound engineers," External link

news18 Wednesday, April 8, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “Mahendra Singh Dhoni hardly ever sat in business class on the flights even when he was the skipper as he would prefer to sit with the real champs of the TV coverage, the cameramen and the sound engineers,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : "The Indian team has a lovely system of rewarding its players, especially in home matches. As most Indian cricket followers know, during the Indian domestic international season, both teams travel in a special chartered flight from one venue to the next," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “It was heartening to read the BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal say that the BCCI has not discussed any pay cuts for its players,” “There are no matches that India is playing till maybe June, so there really is no question of any pay cuts for the players. Like with any sport, if you don’t play you don’t get paid and that’s what will happen” External link

dnaindia Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “It was heartening to read the BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal say that the BCCI has not discussed any pay cuts for its players,” External link

india Sunday, April 5, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Association ) : "Like with any sport, if you don't play you don't get paid and that's what will happen. What was amusing though was to read that the president of the Indian Cricketers' Association has said there should be pay cuts for the India internationals and the first-class players too. " External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "I would definitely like to see Dhoni in India's World Cup squad but it's highly unlikely that it is going to happen," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, March 23, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I would definitely like to see Dhoni in India’s World Cup squad but it’s highly unlikely that it is going to happen,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 23, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “As far as the BCCI is concerned, they are already doing a lot and which is the reason why this Indian women’s team has progressed so much. They went to Australia almost a month before the tournament started, and played a 3-match T20I series (tri-series) against the Australians,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 22, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "I would definitely like to see Dhoni in India's World Cup squad but it's highly unlikely that it is going to happen. The team has moved on. Dhoni is not someone to make big announcements so I reckon he would silently retire from the game," External link

ibtimes-in Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I would definitely like to see Dhoni in India’s World Cup squad but it’s highly unlikely that it is going to happen,” External link

Hindu Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I would definitely like to see Dhoni in India’s World Cup squad but it’s highly unlikely that it is going to happen,” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 21, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "I would definitely like to see Dhoni in India's World Cup squad but it's highly unlikely that it is going to happen," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, March 21, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I would definitely like to see Dhoni in India’s World Cup squad but it’s highly unlikely that it is going to happen,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I would certainly like to see Dhoni play T20 World Cup but it looks unlikely,” External link

india Friday, March 20, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Kane Williamson ) : “The New Zealand pitches weren’t easy in to bat on. It’s understood that our batsmen struggled but even the New Zealand batters faced difficulties. Their captain Kane Williamson didn’t score too many runs either and we know how good a batsman he is,” External link

india Friday, March 20, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : "There is one example of an India-Pakistan match played in front of empty stands in Eden Gardens Kolkata after Sachin (Tendulkar) got run out and there was unrest in the crowd," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “There is one example of an India-Pakistan match played in front of empty stands in Eden gardens Kolkata after Sachin (Tendulkar) got run out and there was unrest in the crowd. I think the game was stopped on that particular day but the next day it was continued in front of empty stands. So there is a precedent as far Indian cricket is concerned. So clearly if it has to happen then it can happen. Whatever it is the best for everyone that has to be taken into account. And if it’s best for everyone to play in front of empty stands, so be it,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 13, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “Probably we didn’t take it that seriously at the beginning. But it multiples, it will start with 2, it suddenly becomes 20, 20 becomes 200 and so on. So we have to be as careful as we can, take all the precautions which we are hearing on our phones now. We as a country can be more hygienic for sure, plenty of room for improvement needed there. Hopefully, this will make our habits better. We tend to spit anywhere, throw stuff around anywhere, we don’t relay care. Hopefully, this will make for a change in Indian habits,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 13, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “As far as the BCCI is concerned, they are already doing a lot and which is the reason why this Indian women’s team has progressed so much. They went to Australia almost a month before the tournament started, and played a 3-match T20I series (tri-series) against the Australians,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 9, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “Burnout is a word that was bandied about quite a lot at the start of the century but as soon as the IPL took off nobody, especially the so-called protector of cricketers rights FICA (Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations) has uttered the word again. That the national championship doesn’t mean much has been clear for a few years now that the IPL is here and it’s been emphasized once again by the way the Ranji Trophy has been devalued with the best talent out of the country,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 26, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about William Hussey ) : “One can understand the national team being out as it’s a bilateral commitment in line with the ICC FTP but to have the India A team also out touring at the same time means that most Ranji Trophy teams are well below strength,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 26, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “The argument that having an ‘A’ team touring the country where the national team is playing makes it easy for any replacements who will be ready and acclimatised if needed by injury to the senior team, is a specious argument,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 26, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I will go with Rishabh Pant in the limited-overs cricket. If you need a finisher at No. 6 then Rishabh Pant can do that for the team,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 21, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He was a gritty cricketer despite playing in the days when gloves and thigh pads were not very good" External link

afp-en Saturday, January 18, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Indian cricket has lost a real champion,” External link

Hindu Friday, January 17, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He was gritty considering that he played in the days when gloves and thigh pads were not very good, as you would get hit, but he still hung in there, as he believed in chodo mat ” “Every time he was on a tour he was very very helpful in terms of strategy. At lunch time or tea time, he would say try this if you were a fielding captain. He would tell bring this bowler, or ask this bowler to bowl round the wicket. He was fantastic” External link

Hindu Friday, January 17, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I can’t tell you anything about fitness. But I think the question that needs to be asked is of MSD himself,” “He has not made himself available to play for India since July 10. That is the important point. Does anyone keep himself away from playing for India for that long? That is the question and therein lies the answer,” External link

india Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I can't tell you anything about fitness. But I think the question that needs to be asked is of MSD himself," "He has not made himself available to play for India since July 10. That is an important point. Does anyone keep himself away from playing for India for that long? That is the question and therein lies the answer," External link

dnaindia Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "I think the question that needs to be asked is of MSD himself. He has not made himself available to play for India since July 10. That is the important point. Does anyone keep himself away from playing for India for that long? That is the question and therein lies the answer," External link

news18 Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I can’t tell you anything about fitness. But I think the question that needs to be asked is of MSD himself,” “He has not made himself available to play for India since July 10. That is the important point. Does anyone keep himself away from playing for India for that long? That is the question and therein lies the answer,” External link

india Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “The late 90s saw many a big name in the sport lured by the prospect of easy money to do things that they pretty certain regret today. Suddenly with this revelation, Indian cricket lost credibility when people began to suspect every game and player,” “What was needed at this stage was a team of players who had impeccable reputations and fortunately, India had them in Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, Virender Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly to name a few” External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “IPL dominates Ranji Trophy. Unless their match fees are increased substantially, it will be considered an orphan and poor cousin of Indian cricket,” “I think 26 percent of the BCCI revenue goes to the the players, out of which 13 percent goes to the international players, 10 percent goes to domestic cricket, 1.5 to junior, 1.5 to women’s cricket. That has not really been increased over the past few years barring the Test cricketers” External link

financialexpress Monday, January 13, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I can’t tell you anything about fitness. But I think the question that needs to be asked is of MSD himself,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “IPL dominates Ranji Trophy. Unless their match fees are increased substantially, it will be considered an orphan and poor cousin of Indian cricket,” “I think 26 percent of the BCCI revenue goes to the the players, out of which 13 percent goes to the international players, 10 percent goes to domestic cricket, 1.5 to junior, 1.5 to women’s cricket. That has not really been increased over the past few years barring the Test cricketers” External link

india Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : "That is what the game taught us that we win when we pull together as one. India has overcome many crises in the past and it will overcome as well," External link

srilankasource Sunday, January 12, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "IPL dominates Ranji Trophy. Unless their match fees are increased substantially, it will be considered an orphan and poor cousin of Indian cricket," "I think 26 percent of the BCCI revenue goes to the the players, out of which 13 percent goes to the international players, 10 percent goes to domestic cricket, 1.5 to junior, 1.5 to women's cricket. That has not really been increased over the past few years barring the Test cricketers" External link

business-standard Saturday, January 11, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "I can't tell you anything about fitness. But I think the question that needs to be asked is of MSD himself," External link

business-standard Saturday, January 11, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "IPL dominates Ranji Trophy. Unless their match fees are increased substantially, it will be considered an orphan and poor cousin of Indian cricket," "I think 26 percent of the BCCI revenue goes to the the players, out of which 13 percent goes to the international players, 10 percent goes to domestic cricket, 1.5 to junior, 1.5 to women's cricket. That has not really been increased over the past few years barring the Test cricketers" External link

firstpost Saturday, January 11, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “IPL dominates Ranji Trophy. Unless their match fees are increased substantially, it will be considered an orphan and poor cousin of Indian cricket,” “I think 26 percent of the BCCI revenue goes to the the players, out of which 13 percent goes to the international players, 10 percent goes to domestic cricket, 1.5 to junior, 1.5 to women’s cricket. That has not really been increased over the past few years barring the Test cricketers” External link

Hindu Saturday, January 11, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "IPL dominates Ranji Trophy. Unless their match fees are increased substantially, it will be considered an orphan and poor cousin of Indian cricket," "I think 26 percent of the BCCI revenue goes to the the players, out of which 13 percent goes to the international players, 10 percent goes to domestic cricket, 1.5 to junior, 1.5 to women's cricket. That has not really been increased over the past few years barring the Test cricketers" External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 11, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “IPL dominates Ranji Trophy. Unless their match fees are increased substantially, it will be considered an orphan and poor cousin of Indian cricket,” External link

expressindia Saturday, January 11, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “The country is in turmoil. Some of our youngsters are out on the street when they should be in their classrooms. Some of them are ending up in hospitals for being out on the streets,” External link

expressindia Saturday, January 11, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "IPL dominates Ranji Trophy. Unless match fees are increased substantially, it (Ranji Trophy) will be considered an orphan and poor cousin of Indian cricket," External link

firstpost Saturday, January 11, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "When he is running in, when the spider cam actually takes it, it is such a sight. It is almost like a leopard going for the kill," External link

news18 Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Malcolm Marshall ) : "He reminds me of Malcolm Marshall, who still wakes me up from deep sleep," External link

news18 Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT



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current commentator1.39%EN10/05/201705/10/2017
cricketer23.61%EN02/08/201708/02/2017
retired cricketer2.78%EN01/03/201703/01/2017
former cricketer19.44%EN10/29/201629/10/2016
master1.39%EN08/08/201608/08/2016
captain29.17%EN11/14/201314/11/2013
Names Lang Count
Sunil GavaskarEN82.69%
Sunil GavaskarEU17.31%
सुनील गावस्करHI0.00%
சுனில் காவஸ்கர்TA0.00%


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Sachin Tendulkar said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : "I was standing right in front of the dressing room (as a ball boy), so I could observe how players prepare themselves for the game. Later I got invited by my hero Gavaskar in the dressing room," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Ramiz Raja said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “Instead of getting angry at Sunil Gavaskar, he would look at me because I was an opener as well and he would say, look how he is playing, and then it would be followed by a couple of swear words,” External link

expressindia Friday, August 7, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Roger Binny said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “We didn’t have very good fielders but if you saw them fielding! Not many runs were scored by Sunil but he was a real asset in the field. We crushed England, who were tipped by their press to crush us. They said ‘India is just another team’. After that game we started to believe in ourselves,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Akash Chopra stated ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “And when he performed for India, it was for the reason that he was regularly executing pretty very well for Bengal. In point, overlook all that, he was even not playing in the Mumbai Ranji group. He was not finding a area in the Mumbai crew even though he had the surname as Gavaskar,” External link

haveeru Sunday, June 28, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Akash Chopra said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : "If you see the bigger picture, Rohan Gavaskar was the son of Sunil Gavaskar, if one has to go by nepotism, Rohan should have played a lot of cricket but it did not happen this way. When he eventually ended up playing for India, he did so because he had a good run with Bengal in domestic cricket," External link

irishsun Saturday, June 27, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Gary Kirsten recalled ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : "I got an email from Sunil Gavaskar - would I consider coaching the Indian team," External link

dnaindia Monday, June 15, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Gary Kirsten recalled ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “I got an email from Sunil Gavaskar – would I consider coaching the Indian team,” External link

expressindia Monday, June 15, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Gary Kirsten said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “I’ve got an email from Sunil Gavaskar – would I consider coaching the Indian team,” External link

news18 Monday, June 15, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Gary Kirsten recalled ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “I got an email from Sunil Gavaskar - would I consider coaching the Indian team,” “I thought it was a hoax. I never even answer it. He sent me another email, and said, ‘Will you come for an interview?’. I showed it to the wife, and she said, ‘They must have the wrong person’. So it was a bizarre entry into the whole thing, and rightly so. I mean, I had no coaching experience or anything,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 15, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Gary Kirsten recalled ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : "I got an email from Sunil Gavaskar - would I consider coaching the Indian team," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 15, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Kris Srikkanth said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “I made my debut in 81 and in the early 80s, nobody had seen that kind of game. When they saw me, everyone went like who is this batsman, who is playing across the line, hitting over the top and I did not worry about technique. "Gavaskar on the other hand was a perfectionist. He had great technique, he used to leave the ball and everything so well. It is often said that opposite poles attract each other. He was the North pole and I was the South pole” External link

news18 Friday, June 5, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT