Sunil Gavaskar

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Sunil Gavaskar wrote : “While this is correct, the circumstances of that request were not quite made clear and so, here is an attempt to put the record straight,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 30, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “The doctors advised a four-week break from the game for recovery. The next Test match was in the West Indies in about three weeks and since I wasn’t going to be able to play in the interim, I asked our manager, the legendary Polly Umrigar, if I could go back at my own expense for a few days and rejoin the team in the West Indies well ahead of the First Test. So there was no question of me missing a Test match other than for injury. In fact, I played the first Test despite the doctor having advised another week’s rest,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 30, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “A lot of soul searching needs to be done,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar says : “It was a thick inside edge,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 23, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “That’s what got him here. You don’t tamper with a player’s natural aptitude or temperament,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “No one is ever ready for the short ball! A good short ball will trouble the best of batsmen. Nobody can say ‘I’m ready’,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He is not very tall and his short ball will come skidding at you around your shoulder and head, and that’s the most difficult delivery to play. If his rhythm is right, he will not be an easy bowler to play,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “That’s what got him here. You don’t tamper with a player’s natural aptitude or temperament,” External link

omanobserver-om Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “If you actually have a look, India have won every time Virat wasn’t there, be it the Dharamshala Test against Australia, the Afghanistan Test, Nidahas Trophy or the Asia Cup in 2018. Indian players do tend to raise their game when he is not around. They understand they have to make up for his absence,” External link

expressindia Sunday, November 22, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “That’s what got him here. You don’t tamper with a player’s natural aptitude or temperament,” External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Indian players do tend to raise their game when he is not around. They understand they have to make up for his absence. It’s going to be tough for Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara. Both these players have to bat out of their skin. Rahane has occasionally led India and would enjoy the responsibility," External link

dnaindia Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "That’s what got him here. You don’t tamper with a player’s natural aptitude or temperament,” said Gavaskar, who was the first batsman to score 10,000 test runs. Nobody should be telling Pujara how to get runs as long as he is getting the runs and the hundreds. If he is let alone and no pressure is put on him, that’s going to work in India’s favour. He is so rock steady; the others can score around him and play shots," External link

dnaindia Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “If you actually have a look, India have won every time Virat wasn’t there, be it the Dharamshala Test against Australia, the Afghanistan Test, Nidahas Trophy or the Asia Cup in 2018. Indian players do tend to raise their game when he is not around. They understand they have to make up for his absence,” External link

expressindia Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “It’s going to be tough for Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara. Both these players have to bat out of their skin. Captaincy will actually help Rahane. He will feel a lot more secure and in control of situations. The selection committee is clear about who should lead in Virat’s absence and he has done well as a Test captain,” External link

expressindia Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Cheteshwar Pujara ) : “Pujara should be allowed to play the game he knows best. That’s what got him here. You don’t tamper with a player’s natural aptitude or temperament. Like you never told Sehwag how to play, nobody should be telling Pujara how to get runs as long as he is getting the runs and the hundreds,” “If he is let alone and no pressure is put on him, that’s going to work in India’s favour,” External link

expressindia Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Indian players do tend to raise their game when he is not around. They understand they have to make up for his absence. It’s going to be tough for Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara. Both these players have to bat out of their skin. Rahane has occasionally led India and would enjoy the responsibility,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, November 21, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “That’s what got him here. You don’t tamper with a player’s natural aptitude or temperament,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, November 21, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “If you actually have a look, India has won every time Virat was not there, be it the Test in Dharamsala against Australia, Afghanistan Test, Nidahas Trophy or Asia Cup 2018. Indian players do tend to raise their game when he is not around. They understand they have to make up for his absence,” External link

india Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “It is going to be tough for Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara. Both these players will have to bat out of their skins. Captaincy will actually help Rahane. He will feel a lot more secure and in control of situations. The selection committee is clear about who should lead in Virat’s absence,” External link

india Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I had been reading in the media about the hard times that our earlier Olympians and (international) medallists were facing in their later years,” External link

financialexpress Friday, November 20, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “The information about Shri MP Singh’s health also came about thanks to the print media,” External link

financialexpress Friday, November 20, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Since there are many Foundations for Education, Health, Child and Senior citizens and such but none for former international sportspersons, I thought of setting up a Foundation with a personal contribution,” “We then organised a double wicket tournament with the members of the 1983 World Cup team and it was being partnered by an industrialist or a corporate head with their companies making a donation to the corpus of the fund,” External link

financialexpress Friday, November 20, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Looking at the high standards that Virat Kohli sets for himself, maybe he would say he didn’t quite match that and that’s one of the reasons why RCB weren’t able to go through. Because when he scores those big runs along with AB de Villiers , they invariably have big scores,” External link

expressindia Saturday, November 7, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "Looking at the high standards that he sets for himself, maybe he would say he didn't quite match that and that's one of the reasons why RCB weren't able to go through," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, November 7, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar remarked ( about Virat Kohli ) : "If he can be given a role, and told to go out there and thrash the ball, it might help him. He is confused now. If they can get a solid player at No.5, then it will ease the pressure of de Villiers and Virat," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, November 7, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Looking at the high standards that he sets for himself, maybe he would say he didn’t quite match that and that’s one of the reasons why RCB weren’t able to go through,” External link

Hindu Saturday, November 7, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar remarked ( about Virat Kohli ) : “If he can be given a role, and told to go out there and thrash the ball, it might help him. He is confused now. If they can get a solid player at No. 5, then it will ease the pressure of de Villiers and Virat,” External link

Hindu Saturday, November 7, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “Whatever has transpired earlier with regards to his (Rohit) injury, keeping that aside, I would say it’s a great news for Indian cricket that Rohit Sharma is fit,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He played the match to show that he is fit but if BCCI wants to test his fitness again, then there is nothing wrong in it. Because they want to check if he is fully fit or not. May be, he will be monitored. Normally, when you come back from injury, you need to play a few matches as match fitness determines your fitness status,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “Irrespective of how much you look fit in the nets, you are not stressed but when you have the pressure of a match, that gives an idea of how fit you are. Captain, vice-captain shouldn’t be an issue at all. The moot point is the player should be available to play and he is available,” “Twice Rohit was asked before and after the match and he said that he is fit and doing well. He seemed confident. So actually, there is no point going into the details of what happened earlier. Let’s talk about today and today he is fit” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “Whatever has transpired earlier with regards to his (Rohit) injury, keeping that aside, I would say it’s a great news for Indian cricket that Rohit Sharma is fit,” External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, November 4, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Look, the concern shown by everyone collectively that there could be a rupture (if he hurries his return) is a valid one. But he looked confident. He fielded at the boundary ropes and also in the 30-yard circle,” External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, November 4, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Captain, vice-captain shouldn’t be an issue at all. The moot point is the player should be available to play and he is available,” External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, November 4, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “Whatever has transpired earlier with regards to his (Rohit) injury, keeping that aside, I would say it’s a great news for Indian cricket that Rohit Sharma is fit,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Look, the concern shown by everyone collectively that there could be a rupture (if he hurries his return) is a valid one. But he looked confident. He fielded at the boundary ropes and also in the 30-yard circle,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Captain, vice-captain shouldn’t be an issue at all. The moot point is the player should be available to play and he is available,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I didn't see what was shown something about him practising in the nets for Mumbai Indians. So I don't know what his injury is. If his injury was serious, he won't even be padded up. So we're talking about a tour which is starting in December, the Test matches start around December 17 which is a month and a half away," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Look, the concern shown by everyone collectively that there could be a rupture (if he hurries his return) is a valid one. But he looked confident. He fielded at the boundary ropes and also in the 30-yard circle," External link

business-standard Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Captain, vice-captain shouldn't be an issue at all. The moot point is the player should be available to play and he is available," External link

business-standard Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I didn't see what was shown something about him practising in the nets for Mumbai Indians. So I don't know what his injury is. If his injury was serious, he won't even be padded up. So we're talking about a tour which is starting in December, the Test matches start around December 17 which is a month and a half away," External link

business-standard Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I didn't see what was shown something about him practising in the nets for Mumbai Indians. So I don't know what his injury is. If his injury was serious, he won't even be padded up. So we're talking about a tour which is starting in December, the Test matches start around December 17 which is a month and a half away," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, November 4, 2020 11:52:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Leg-spinners generally bowl a full toss, a short ball. He hardly ever does it,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 1, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “We are talking about the test matches, which are a month and a half way,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Mayank Aggarwal ) : “What actually is the problem with him will help everybody. And if he is practising in the nets for Mumbai Indians, then honestly I don’t know what kind of injury it is. I think a little bit of transparency, a little bit of openness about what actually is the problem with him will help everybody. The Indian cricket fan deserves to know, more than anything else. The franchisees, I understand. They don’t want to give their hand away. They don’t want to give the oppositions any psychological advantage. But we are talking about the Indian team here. Even Mayank Agarwal for example. For an Indian cricket fan, they ought to know what happens to two of their key players,” External link

dnaindia Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I didn't see what was shown something about him practising in the nets for Mumbai Indians. So I don't know what his injury is. If his injury was serious, he won't even be padded up. So we're talking about a tour which is starting in December, the Test matches start around December 17 which is a month and a half away," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “We are talking about the Test matches, which are a month and a half way,” External link

india Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "We are talking about the test matches, which are a month and a half way," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “We are talking about the test matches, which are a month and a half way,” External link

thehimalayantimes Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I didn't see what was shown something about him practising in the nets for Mumbai Indians. So I don't know what his injury is. If his injury was serious, he won't even be padded up. So we're talking about a tour which is starting in December, the Test matches start around December 17 which is a month and a half away," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Yesterday, we saw him jog back into the dug-out. For a moment, we thought he might actually play (against RR on Sunday). The fact that he hasn’t played that game and he is not selected in the India squads means there is cause for concerns as to how serious his injury is. Hopefully, it’s not serious. If he misses the ODis and the T20Is, it’s fine. But India needs him for the Test series,” External link

india Monday, October 26, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "You know, they have just found the winning way! They seem to have lost that at the start of the tournament. Remember, every time they were close to winning and they went into the super over in their first-ever game and then again, after that they were losing in the final overs," External link

newindianexpress Monday, October 26, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Anil Kumble ) : "Do not forget the role of Anil Kumble! Anil Kumble has been a fighter all his cricketing career, you could see when he went out with a broken jaw and bowled, and that spirit is seen in the KXIP," "That is the reason why they have come back from impossible situations and are now in the hunt for the place in the playoffs," External link

newindianexpress Monday, October 26, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Chris Jordan ) : “They have been brilliantly led by KL Rahul. KL Rahul has grown into the captaincy role, and though he didn’t score as many as he normally does, he made sure, with his field placing, with his bowling changes, even giving Chris Jordan that 19th over and then trusting Arshdeep to defend 14 in the final over is fantastic” External link

india Monday, October 26, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Chris Jordan ) : “Last match, to defend a 126 takes a lot of doing, takes a lot of self-belief and that’s what they showed. They have been brilliantly led by KL Rahul,” “KL Rahul has grown into the captaincy role…he made sure, with his field placing, with his bowling changes, even giving Chris Jordan that 19th over and then trusting Arshdeep (Singh) to defend 14 in the final over is fantastic” External link

expressindia Monday, October 26, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Chris Jordan ) : "Last match, to defend a 126 takes a lot of doing, takes a lot of self-belief and that's what they showed. They have been brilliantly led by KL Rahul," "KL Rahul has grown into the captaincy role...he made sure, with his field placing, with his bowling changes, even giving Chris Jordan that 19th over and then trusting Arshdeep (Singh) to defend 14 in the final over is fantastic" External link

news18 Monday, October 26, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Chris Jordan ) : “Last match, to defend a 126 takes a lot of doing, takes a lot of self-belief and that's what they showed. They have been brilliantly led by KL Rahul,” “KL Rahul has grown into the captaincy role...he made sure, with his field placing, with his bowling changes, even giving Chris Jordan that 19th over and then trusting Arshdeep (Singh) to defend 14 in the final over is fantastic” External link

khaleejtimes Monday, October 26, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar observes ( about error ) : “He (Paranjape) had the wonderful ability to spot some error and communicate it to you in a direct but humorous way” External link

Hindu Saturday, October 17, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar says ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “More than videos of me from my young days, I enjoy seeing those I had never seen before,” “There are some videos I found through these archivists of some really good matches from a time even before I played for India. I remember when we were teenagers, we would go to see a movie only for the Indian News Review, which sometimes showed a couple of minutes of Test cricket. We would then walk out of the theatre. That’s how this feels. Technically the rights to telecast go for huge sums and so TV channels and Boards are understandably keen to protect those rights. That being said, these videos have been a feast for cricket lovers. Preserving history is important as it reminds us who and what we were and what and how we have become what we are today” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 9, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Rashid Khan ) : “You ask all the captains of the franchises, which is the one bowler that they want in their team, I am pretty certain every one of them will say ‘give me Rashid’. I am pretty certain. There might be the odd bowler who might get offended but look at the way he goes about his job,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 9, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "That’s why yesterday on television, I said Ashwin tried to Brown him. Because Bill Brown was at fault in 1947 and not Vinoo Mankad," External link

dnaindia Thursday, October 8, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "The T20 game is doing very well and there's no need to tinker with it," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "There is a penalty of being dismissed if the bowler runs out the non-striker who is moving out of the crease before the ball is delivered," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Now that the TV umpire is also checking if the bowler has overstepped for no balls, he should be able to see if the non-striker has left the crease before the ball is released and if he has, then if runs are taken, it can be called one short even if a boundary or four is hit. This should act as a deterrent," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “The T20 game is doing very well and there’s no need to tinker with it,” External link

Hindu Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “There is a penalty of being dismissed if the bowler runs out the non-striker who is moving out of the crease before the ball is delivered,” External link

Hindu Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Now that the TV umpire is also checking if the bowler has overstepped for no balls, he should be able to see if the non-striker has left the crease before the ball is released and if he has, then if runs are taken, it can be called one short even if a boundary or four is hit. This should act as a deterrent,” External link

Hindu Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Ashwin had tried to ‘Brown’ Finch” External link

news18 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar asked : “If you win this game without losing a wicket, there will be no discussions on MS Dhoni’s batting order, isn’t it?” External link

news18 Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “Rohit Sharma has shown the way to the Indian batsman. Weight on the front foot and pulls it, that is how Rohit Sharma bats,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 5, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I can watch this over and over again because of the stillness of the head. Wow that is a magnificent shot. He’s one of my favourite batsmen,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He’s a class act everybody knows that. So what if he’s had three quiet matches, he’s the kind of batsman who will make up for it towards the end,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 30, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Firstly, I would like to say, where am I blaming her, I'm not blaming her. I am only saying that the video showed she was bowling to Virat. Virat has only played that much bowling in this lockdown period," External link

ibtimes-in Monday, September 28, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Rohit didn’t strike the ball well in his first match, MSD didn’t strike the ball well, Virat also didn’t strike the ball. Most of the batsmen have because of the lack of practice. That was the point that was being made. Virat also had no practice and the only practice that he had was when we saw them playing in their building compound and Anushka was bowling to him," "That’s what I said. That’s the only bowling, I have not used any other word. She was bowling to him, that’s all. Where am I blaming her? Where am I being sexist in this? I am just stating what was seen in the video which was maybe recorded by somebody in the neighbouring buildings and then put up" External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar clarified ( about Virat Kohli ) : "That’s the only thing I am doing. The point I am trying to make is that there was no practice for anybody, including Virat in the lockdown. I am not being sexist. If somebody, has interpreted it, what can I do?," External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “When he nods you know there is a gem there. He did that with Rahul Dravid, KL Rahul. All he did was nod his head when I asked about Padikkal” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Akash Chopra ) : "As you hear from the commentary, Aakash (Chopra) and I were doing commentary for an Hindi channel. And Aakash was talking about the fact that there has been very little chance for proper practice for everybody. That has actually shown in the rustiness of some of the players in their first matches," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Akash Chopra ) : "As you hear from the commentary, Aakash (Chopra) and I were doing commentary for a Hindi channel. And Aakash was talking about the fact that there has been very little chance for proper practice for everybody. That has actually shown in the rustiness of some of the players in their first matches," External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I did not give any sexist comment. I just said that Virat Kohli didn't get time to practice during the lockdown. We all saw how Virat Kohli was practicing on his terrace and Anushka was bowling to him. I just said Virat only got a chance to practice on Anushka's bowling," External link

timesofoman Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “If somebody has interpreted it, what can I do?” External link

news18 Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar denies : “It’s 2020 and things still don’t change for me. When will I stop getting dragged into cricket and stop being used to pass sweeping statements?” External link

expressindia Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar clarified ( about Anushka Sharma ) : “Rohit didn’t strike the ball well in his first match, MSD didn’t strike the ball well, Virat also didn’t strike the ball. Most of the batsmen have because of the lack of practice. That was the point that was being made. Virat also had no practice and the only practice that he had was when we saw them playing in their building compound and Anushka was bowling to him. That’s what I said. That’s the only bowling, I have not used any other word. She was bowling to him, that’s all. Where am I blaming her? Where am I being sexist in this? I am just stating what was seen in the video which was maybe recorded by somebody in the neighbouring buildings and then put up. That’s the only thing I am doing. The point I am trying to make is that there was no practice for anybody, including Virat in the lockdown. I am not being sexist. If somebody, has interpreted it, what can I do?,” External link

dnaindia Saturday, September 26, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He [Kohli] wants to… he knows the more he practises the better he will become. Now there was a lockdown, and he has practised only against Anushka’s bowling. That is not going to help him a lot,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, September 25, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “As you hear from the commentary, Aakash and I were doing commentary for the Hindi channel. And Aakash was talking about the fact that there has been very little chance for proper practice for everybody. That has actually shown in the rustiness of some of the players in their first matches. Rohit didn’t strike the ball well in his first match, MSD didn’t strike the ball well, Virat also didn’t strike the ball. Most of the batsmen have because of the lack of practice,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, September 25, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “You know me, I am the one who has always batted for wives going with husbands on tour. I am the one that a normal guy going to the office for a 9-5 job, when he comes back home, he comes back to his wife. Similarly, cricketers, when they go out for a tour or even when they are playing at home, why can’t they have their wives with them?” “Because after their working hours are over, they have to get back to their wives like every other common man does. So, I am not blaming her” External link

dhakatribune Friday, September 25, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Firstly, I would like to say it again. Where am I blaming her? I am not blaming her. I am only saying that the video said that she was bowling to Virat. Virat has played only that bowling during the lockdown period. It’s a tennis ball, fun game that people have to pass time during the lockdown. That’s all. Where am I blaming her for Virat’s failures?” External link

india Friday, September 25, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I'm the one who has always batted for wives going with husbands on tours. I am the one who has always said that like a normal guy going to office for a 9-5 job, when he comes back home, he comes back to his wife, similarly why can't cricketers have their wives with them," External link

newindianexpress Friday, September 25, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Firstly, I would like to say, where am I blaming her, I'm not blaming her. I am only saying that the video showed she was bowling to Virat. Virat has only played that much bowling in this lockdown period," External link

newindianexpress Friday, September 25, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Firstly, I would like to say, where am I blaming her, I'm not blaming her. I am only saying that the video showed she was bowling to Virat. Virat has only played that much bowling in this lockdown period," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, September 25, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I'm the one who has always batted for wives going with husbands on tours. I am the one who has always said that like a normal guy going to office for a 9-5 job, when he comes back home, he comes back to his wife, similarly why can't cricketers have their wives with them," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, September 25, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I’m the one who has always batted for wives going with husbands on tours. I am the one who has always said that like a normal guy going to office for a 9-5 job, when he comes back home, he comes back to his wife, similarly why can’t cricketers have their wives with them,” External link

news18 Friday, September 25, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Firstly, I would like to say, where am I blaming her, I’m not blaming her. I am only saying that the video showed she was bowling to Virat. Virat has only played that much bowling in this lockdown period,” External link

news18 Friday, September 25, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Akash Chopra ) : "As you hear from the commentary, Aakash (Chopra) and I were doing commentary for the Hindi channel. And Aakash was talking abot the fact that there has been very little chance for proper practice for everybody. That has actually shown in the rustiness of some of the players in their first matches," External link

news18 Friday, September 25, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Firstly, I would like to say, where am I blaming her, I’m not blaming her. I am only saying that the video showed she was bowling to Virat. Virat has only played that much bowling in this lockdown period,” External link

financialexpress Friday, September 25, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I’m the one who has always batted for wives going with husbands on tours. I am the one who has always said that like a normal guy going to office for a 9-5 job, when he comes back home, he comes back to his wife, similarly why can’t cricketers have their wives with them,” External link

financialexpress Friday, September 25, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Firstly, I would like to say, where am I blaming her, I'm not blaming her. I am only saying that the video showed she was bowling to Virat. Virat has only played that much bowling in this lockdown period," External link

timesofindia Friday, September 25, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I'm the one who has always batted for wives going with husbands on tours. I am the one who has always said that like a normal guy going to office for a 9-5 job, when he comes back home, he comes back to his wife, similarly why can't cricketers have their wives with them," External link

timesofindia Friday, September 25, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He [Kohli] wants to… he knows the more he practises the better he will become. Now there was a lockdown, and he has practised only against Anushka's bowling. That is not going to help him a lot," External link

geo-tv Friday, September 25, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Anushka Sharma ) : "Inhone lockdown me toh bas Anushka ki gendon ki practice ki hai, (he has only faced Anushka's bowling in lockdown)" External link

news18 Friday, September 25, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "He was one of the most dynamic of cricketers, also as you said with the mic, he set new standards and that's what he did with the bat as well," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 24, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I got a call from a dear friend of mine from Hong Kong that the ball is with a friend of his who was sitting in that seat,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Mohamed Chami ) : “He (Shami) probably has the best bouncer in world cricket, it skids on to to you,” External link

news18 Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Mohamed Chami ) : “He (Shami) probably has the best bouncer in world cricket, it skids on to to you,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Kolkata Knight Riders is such a team that has a very attractive and aggressive batting order. But the addition of Eoin Morgan to the middle-order has added more stability and experience to it. Thus, he can prove to be very dangerous,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Even this can happen that if in the first four-five games if KKR do not start well, then Eoin Morgan can replace Dinesh Karthik as the captain of the side because we always have had that complex,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “KKR have the biggest T20 player in Andre Russell, but they also have the costliest player in Pat Cummins. In the recently concluded limited-overs series between Australia and England, his performance was not impressive. So there will be some kind of pressure on him,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Since MSD comes from Ranchi, which doesn’t have a cricket culture as such, the whole India loves him. Tendulkar has Mumbai and Kolkata, Kohli has Delhi and Bengaluru but when you talk of Dhoni it’s the whole India,” External link

dnaindia Monday, September 21, 2020 7:35:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “He has such class that if you ask any Indian cricketer who is the next star, everyone will say Shubman Gill. So this is a great opportunity for him to show why he can go on and become a big star for India,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 21, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “There is a great chance for KL Rahul to show that he can score runs when given the responsibility. Secondly, he can show that he is capable of captaining a side and how he moulds his team and extracts effort. If he does that well he can even go on to become the vice-captain of the Indian team,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 20, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

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



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former cricketer19.44%EN10/29/201629/10/2016
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Kapil Dev says ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “Sometimes, (with what) Sunil did, your team gets charged and every sportsman needs that spark,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 23, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Tendulkar said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : "My heroes, okay, I would say that when I was playing cricket or when I was of your age (young), I wanted to become a cricketer and going ahead wanted to play for my country. I had two heroes -- one is our own Sunil Gavaskar, who played for India for several years and performed well, he was my batting hero," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Anushka Sharma added ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : "It's 2020 and things still don't change for me. When will I stop getting dragged into cricket and stop being used to pass sweeping statements? Respected Mr Gavaskar, you are a legend whose names stands tall in this gentleman's game. Just wanted to tell you what I felt when I heard you say this," External link

ibtimes-in Friday, September 25, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

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 : “While this is correct, the circumstances of that request were not quite made clear and so, here is an attempt to put the record straight,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 30, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “The doctors advised a four-week break from the game for recovery. The next Test match was in the West Indies in about three weeks and since I wasn’t going to be able to play in the interim, I asked our manager, the legendary Polly Umrigar, if I could go back at my own expense for a few days and rejoin the team in the West Indies well ahead of the First Test. So there was no question of me missing a Test match other than for injury. In fact, I played the first Test despite the doctor having advised another week’s rest,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 30, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “A lot of soul searching needs to be done,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar says : “It was a thick inside edge,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 23, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “That’s what got him here. You don’t tamper with a player’s natural aptitude or temperament,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “No one is ever ready for the short ball! A good short ball will trouble the best of batsmen. Nobody can say ‘I’m ready’,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He is not very tall and his short ball will come skidding at you around your shoulder and head, and that’s the most difficult delivery to play. If his rhythm is right, he will not be an easy bowler to play,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “That’s what got him here. You don’t tamper with a player’s natural aptitude or temperament,” External link

omanobserver-om Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “If you actually have a look, India have won every time Virat wasn’t there, be it the Dharamshala Test against Australia, the Afghanistan Test, Nidahas Trophy or the Asia Cup in 2018. Indian players do tend to raise their game when he is not around. They understand they have to make up for his absence,” External link

expressindia Sunday, November 22, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “That’s what got him here. You don’t tamper with a player’s natural aptitude or temperament,” External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Indian players do tend to raise their game when he is not around. They understand they have to make up for his absence. It’s going to be tough for Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara. Both these players have to bat out of their skin. Rahane has occasionally led India and would enjoy the responsibility," External link

dnaindia Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "That’s what got him here. You don’t tamper with a player’s natural aptitude or temperament,” said Gavaskar, who was the first batsman to score 10,000 test runs. Nobody should be telling Pujara how to get runs as long as he is getting the runs and the hundreds. If he is let alone and no pressure is put on him, that’s going to work in India’s favour. He is so rock steady; the others can score around him and play shots," External link

dnaindia Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “If you actually have a look, India have won every time Virat wasn’t there, be it the Dharamshala Test against Australia, the Afghanistan Test, Nidahas Trophy or the Asia Cup in 2018. Indian players do tend to raise their game when he is not around. They understand they have to make up for his absence,” External link

expressindia Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “It’s going to be tough for Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara. Both these players have to bat out of their skin. Captaincy will actually help Rahane. He will feel a lot more secure and in control of situations. The selection committee is clear about who should lead in Virat’s absence and he has done well as a Test captain,” External link

expressindia Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Cheteshwar Pujara ) : “Pujara should be allowed to play the game he knows best. That’s what got him here. You don’t tamper with a player’s natural aptitude or temperament. Like you never told Sehwag how to play, nobody should be telling Pujara how to get runs as long as he is getting the runs and the hundreds,” “If he is let alone and no pressure is put on him, that’s going to work in India’s favour,” External link

expressindia Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Indian players do tend to raise their game when he is not around. They understand they have to make up for his absence. It’s going to be tough for Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara. Both these players have to bat out of their skin. Rahane has occasionally led India and would enjoy the responsibility,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, November 21, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “That’s what got him here. You don’t tamper with a player’s natural aptitude or temperament,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, November 21, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “If you actually have a look, India has won every time Virat was not there, be it the Test in Dharamsala against Australia, Afghanistan Test, Nidahas Trophy or Asia Cup 2018. Indian players do tend to raise their game when he is not around. They understand they have to make up for his absence,” External link

india Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “It is going to be tough for Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara. Both these players will have to bat out of their skins. Captaincy will actually help Rahane. He will feel a lot more secure and in control of situations. The selection committee is clear about who should lead in Virat’s absence,” External link

india Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “I had been reading in the media about the hard times that our earlier Olympians and (international) medallists were facing in their later years,” External link

financialexpress Friday, November 20, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “The information about Shri MP Singh’s health also came about thanks to the print media,” External link

financialexpress Friday, November 20, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Since there are many Foundations for Education, Health, Child and Senior citizens and such but none for former international sportspersons, I thought of setting up a Foundation with a personal contribution,” “We then organised a double wicket tournament with the members of the 1983 World Cup team and it was being partnered by an industrialist or a corporate head with their companies making a donation to the corpus of the fund,” External link

financialexpress Friday, November 20, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Looking at the high standards that Virat Kohli sets for himself, maybe he would say he didn’t quite match that and that’s one of the reasons why RCB weren’t able to go through. Because when he scores those big runs along with AB de Villiers , they invariably have big scores,” External link

expressindia Saturday, November 7, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "Looking at the high standards that he sets for himself, maybe he would say he didn't quite match that and that's one of the reasons why RCB weren't able to go through," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, November 7, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar remarked ( about Virat Kohli ) : "If he can be given a role, and told to go out there and thrash the ball, it might help him. He is confused now. If they can get a solid player at No.5, then it will ease the pressure of de Villiers and Virat," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, November 7, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Looking at the high standards that he sets for himself, maybe he would say he didn’t quite match that and that’s one of the reasons why RCB weren’t able to go through,” External link

Hindu Saturday, November 7, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar remarked ( about Virat Kohli ) : “If he can be given a role, and told to go out there and thrash the ball, it might help him. He is confused now. If they can get a solid player at No. 5, then it will ease the pressure of de Villiers and Virat,” External link

Hindu Saturday, November 7, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “Whatever has transpired earlier with regards to his (Rohit) injury, keeping that aside, I would say it’s a great news for Indian cricket that Rohit Sharma is fit,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He played the match to show that he is fit but if BCCI wants to test his fitness again, then there is nothing wrong in it. Because they want to check if he is fully fit or not. May be, he will be monitored. Normally, when you come back from injury, you need to play a few matches as match fitness determines your fitness status,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “Irrespective of how much you look fit in the nets, you are not stressed but when you have the pressure of a match, that gives an idea of how fit you are. Captain, vice-captain shouldn’t be an issue at all. The moot point is the player should be available to play and he is available,” “Twice Rohit was asked before and after the match and he said that he is fit and doing well. He seemed confident. So actually, there is no point going into the details of what happened earlier. Let’s talk about today and today he is fit” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “Whatever has transpired earlier with regards to his (Rohit) injury, keeping that aside, I would say it’s a great news for Indian cricket that Rohit Sharma is fit,” External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, November 4, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Look, the concern shown by everyone collectively that there could be a rupture (if he hurries his return) is a valid one. But he looked confident. He fielded at the boundary ropes and also in the 30-yard circle,” External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, November 4, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Captain, vice-captain shouldn’t be an issue at all. The moot point is the player should be available to play and he is available,” External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, November 4, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “Whatever has transpired earlier with regards to his (Rohit) injury, keeping that aside, I would say it’s a great news for Indian cricket that Rohit Sharma is fit,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Look, the concern shown by everyone collectively that there could be a rupture (if he hurries his return) is a valid one. But he looked confident. He fielded at the boundary ropes and also in the 30-yard circle,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Captain, vice-captain shouldn’t be an issue at all. The moot point is the player should be available to play and he is available,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I didn't see what was shown something about him practising in the nets for Mumbai Indians. So I don't know what his injury is. If his injury was serious, he won't even be padded up. So we're talking about a tour which is starting in December, the Test matches start around December 17 which is a month and a half away," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Look, the concern shown by everyone collectively that there could be a rupture (if he hurries his return) is a valid one. But he looked confident. He fielded at the boundary ropes and also in the 30-yard circle," External link

business-standard Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Captain, vice-captain shouldn't be an issue at all. The moot point is the player should be available to play and he is available," External link

business-standard Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I didn't see what was shown something about him practising in the nets for Mumbai Indians. So I don't know what his injury is. If his injury was serious, he won't even be padded up. So we're talking about a tour which is starting in December, the Test matches start around December 17 which is a month and a half away," External link

business-standard Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I didn't see what was shown something about him practising in the nets for Mumbai Indians. So I don't know what his injury is. If his injury was serious, he won't even be padded up. So we're talking about a tour which is starting in December, the Test matches start around December 17 which is a month and a half away," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, November 4, 2020 11:52:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Leg-spinners generally bowl a full toss, a short ball. He hardly ever does it,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 1, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “We are talking about the test matches, which are a month and a half way,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Mayank Aggarwal ) : “What actually is the problem with him will help everybody. And if he is practising in the nets for Mumbai Indians, then honestly I don’t know what kind of injury it is. I think a little bit of transparency, a little bit of openness about what actually is the problem with him will help everybody. The Indian cricket fan deserves to know, more than anything else. The franchisees, I understand. They don’t want to give their hand away. They don’t want to give the oppositions any psychological advantage. But we are talking about the Indian team here. Even Mayank Agarwal for example. For an Indian cricket fan, they ought to know what happens to two of their key players,” External link

dnaindia Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I didn't see what was shown something about him practising in the nets for Mumbai Indians. So I don't know what his injury is. If his injury was serious, he won't even be padded up. So we're talking about a tour which is starting in December, the Test matches start around December 17 which is a month and a half away," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “We are talking about the Test matches, which are a month and a half way,” External link

india Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "We are talking about the test matches, which are a month and a half way," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “We are talking about the test matches, which are a month and a half way,” External link

thehimalayantimes Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I didn't see what was shown something about him practising in the nets for Mumbai Indians. So I don't know what his injury is. If his injury was serious, he won't even be padded up. So we're talking about a tour which is starting in December, the Test matches start around December 17 which is a month and a half away," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “Yesterday, we saw him jog back into the dug-out. For a moment, we thought he might actually play (against RR on Sunday). The fact that he hasn’t played that game and he is not selected in the India squads means there is cause for concerns as to how serious his injury is. Hopefully, it’s not serious. If he misses the ODis and the T20Is, it’s fine. But India needs him for the Test series,” External link

india Monday, October 26, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "You know, they have just found the winning way! They seem to have lost that at the start of the tournament. Remember, every time they were close to winning and they went into the super over in their first-ever game and then again, after that they were losing in the final overs," External link

newindianexpress Monday, October 26, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Anil Kumble ) : "Do not forget the role of Anil Kumble! Anil Kumble has been a fighter all his cricketing career, you could see when he went out with a broken jaw and bowled, and that spirit is seen in the KXIP," "That is the reason why they have come back from impossible situations and are now in the hunt for the place in the playoffs," External link

newindianexpress Monday, October 26, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Chris Jordan ) : “They have been brilliantly led by KL Rahul. KL Rahul has grown into the captaincy role, and though he didn’t score as many as he normally does, he made sure, with his field placing, with his bowling changes, even giving Chris Jordan that 19th over and then trusting Arshdeep to defend 14 in the final over is fantastic” External link

india Monday, October 26, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Chris Jordan ) : “Last match, to defend a 126 takes a lot of doing, takes a lot of self-belief and that’s what they showed. They have been brilliantly led by KL Rahul,” “KL Rahul has grown into the captaincy role…he made sure, with his field placing, with his bowling changes, even giving Chris Jordan that 19th over and then trusting Arshdeep (Singh) to defend 14 in the final over is fantastic” External link

expressindia Monday, October 26, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Chris Jordan ) : "Last match, to defend a 126 takes a lot of doing, takes a lot of self-belief and that's what they showed. They have been brilliantly led by KL Rahul," "KL Rahul has grown into the captaincy role...he made sure, with his field placing, with his bowling changes, even giving Chris Jordan that 19th over and then trusting Arshdeep (Singh) to defend 14 in the final over is fantastic" External link

news18 Monday, October 26, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Chris Jordan ) : “Last match, to defend a 126 takes a lot of doing, takes a lot of self-belief and that's what they showed. They have been brilliantly led by KL Rahul,” “KL Rahul has grown into the captaincy role...he made sure, with his field placing, with his bowling changes, even giving Chris Jordan that 19th over and then trusting Arshdeep (Singh) to defend 14 in the final over is fantastic” External link

khaleejtimes Monday, October 26, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar observes ( about error ) : “He (Paranjape) had the wonderful ability to spot some error and communicate it to you in a direct but humorous way” External link

Hindu Saturday, October 17, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar says ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “More than videos of me from my young days, I enjoy seeing those I had never seen before,” “There are some videos I found through these archivists of some really good matches from a time even before I played for India. I remember when we were teenagers, we would go to see a movie only for the Indian News Review, which sometimes showed a couple of minutes of Test cricket. We would then walk out of the theatre. That’s how this feels. Technically the rights to telecast go for huge sums and so TV channels and Boards are understandably keen to protect those rights. That being said, these videos have been a feast for cricket lovers. Preserving history is important as it reminds us who and what we were and what and how we have become what we are today” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 9, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Rashid Khan ) : “You ask all the captains of the franchises, which is the one bowler that they want in their team, I am pretty certain every one of them will say ‘give me Rashid’. I am pretty certain. There might be the odd bowler who might get offended but look at the way he goes about his job,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 9, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "That’s why yesterday on television, I said Ashwin tried to Brown him. Because Bill Brown was at fault in 1947 and not Vinoo Mankad," External link

dnaindia Thursday, October 8, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "The T20 game is doing very well and there's no need to tinker with it," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "There is a penalty of being dismissed if the bowler runs out the non-striker who is moving out of the crease before the ball is delivered," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Now that the TV umpire is also checking if the bowler has overstepped for no balls, he should be able to see if the non-striker has left the crease before the ball is released and if he has, then if runs are taken, it can be called one short even if a boundary or four is hit. This should act as a deterrent," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : “The T20 game is doing very well and there’s no need to tinker with it,” External link

Hindu Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “There is a penalty of being dismissed if the bowler runs out the non-striker who is moving out of the crease before the ball is delivered,” External link

Hindu Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Now that the TV umpire is also checking if the bowler has overstepped for no balls, he should be able to see if the non-striker has left the crease before the ball is released and if he has, then if runs are taken, it can be called one short even if a boundary or four is hit. This should act as a deterrent,” External link

Hindu Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Ashwin had tried to ‘Brown’ Finch” External link

news18 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar asked : “If you win this game without losing a wicket, there will be no discussions on MS Dhoni’s batting order, isn’t it?” External link

news18 Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “Rohit Sharma has shown the way to the Indian batsman. Weight on the front foot and pulls it, that is how Rohit Sharma bats,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 5, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I can watch this over and over again because of the stillness of the head. Wow that is a magnificent shot. He’s one of my favourite batsmen,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He’s a class act everybody knows that. So what if he’s had three quiet matches, he’s the kind of batsman who will make up for it towards the end,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 30, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Firstly, I would like to say, where am I blaming her, I'm not blaming her. I am only saying that the video showed she was bowling to Virat. Virat has only played that much bowling in this lockdown period," External link

ibtimes-in Monday, September 28, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "Rohit didn’t strike the ball well in his first match, MSD didn’t strike the ball well, Virat also didn’t strike the ball. Most of the batsmen have because of the lack of practice. That was the point that was being made. Virat also had no practice and the only practice that he had was when we saw them playing in their building compound and Anushka was bowling to him," "That’s what I said. That’s the only bowling, I have not used any other word. She was bowling to him, that’s all. Where am I blaming her? Where am I being sexist in this? I am just stating what was seen in the video which was maybe recorded by somebody in the neighbouring buildings and then put up" External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar clarified ( about Virat Kohli ) : "That’s the only thing I am doing. The point I am trying to make is that there was no practice for anybody, including Virat in the lockdown. I am not being sexist. If somebody, has interpreted it, what can I do?," External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Rahul Dravid ) : “When he nods you know there is a gem there. He did that with Rahul Dravid, KL Rahul. All he did was nod his head when I asked about Padikkal” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Akash Chopra ) : "As you hear from the commentary, Aakash (Chopra) and I were doing commentary for an Hindi channel. And Aakash was talking about the fact that there has been very little chance for proper practice for everybody. That has actually shown in the rustiness of some of the players in their first matches," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Akash Chopra ) : "As you hear from the commentary, Aakash (Chopra) and I were doing commentary for a Hindi channel. And Aakash was talking about the fact that there has been very little chance for proper practice for everybody. That has actually shown in the rustiness of some of the players in their first matches," External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I did not give any sexist comment. I just said that Virat Kohli didn't get time to practice during the lockdown. We all saw how Virat Kohli was practicing on his terrace and Anushka was bowling to him. I just said Virat only got a chance to practice on Anushka's bowling," External link

timesofoman Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “If somebody has interpreted it, what can I do?” External link

news18 Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar denies : “It’s 2020 and things still don’t change for me. When will I stop getting dragged into cricket and stop being used to pass sweeping statements?” External link

expressindia Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar clarified ( about Anushka Sharma ) : “Rohit didn’t strike the ball well in his first match, MSD didn’t strike the ball well, Virat also didn’t strike the ball. Most of the batsmen have because of the lack of practice. That was the point that was being made. Virat also had no practice and the only practice that he had was when we saw them playing in their building compound and Anushka was bowling to him. That’s what I said. That’s the only bowling, I have not used any other word. She was bowling to him, that’s all. Where am I blaming her? Where am I being sexist in this? I am just stating what was seen in the video which was maybe recorded by somebody in the neighbouring buildings and then put up. That’s the only thing I am doing. The point I am trying to make is that there was no practice for anybody, including Virat in the lockdown. I am not being sexist. If somebody, has interpreted it, what can I do?,” External link

dnaindia Saturday, September 26, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “He [Kohli] wants to… he knows the more he practises the better he will become. Now there was a lockdown, and he has practised only against Anushka’s bowling. That is not going to help him a lot,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, September 25, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “As you hear from the commentary, Aakash and I were doing commentary for the Hindi channel. And Aakash was talking about the fact that there has been very little chance for proper practice for everybody. That has actually shown in the rustiness of some of the players in their first matches. Rohit didn’t strike the ball well in his first match, MSD didn’t strike the ball well, Virat also didn’t strike the ball. Most of the batsmen have because of the lack of practice,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, September 25, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “You know me, I am the one who has always batted for wives going with husbands on tour. I am the one that a normal guy going to the office for a 9-5 job, when he comes back home, he comes back to his wife. Similarly, cricketers, when they go out for a tour or even when they are playing at home, why can’t they have their wives with them?” “Because after their working hours are over, they have to get back to their wives like every other common man does. So, I am not blaming her” External link

dhakatribune Friday, September 25, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Firstly, I would like to say it again. Where am I blaming her? I am not blaming her. I am only saying that the video said that she was bowling to Virat. Virat has played only that bowling during the lockdown period. It’s a tennis ball, fun game that people have to pass time during the lockdown. That’s all. Where am I blaming her for Virat’s failures?” External link

india Friday, September 25, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I'm the one who has always batted for wives going with husbands on tours. I am the one who has always said that like a normal guy going to office for a 9-5 job, when he comes back home, he comes back to his wife, similarly why can't cricketers have their wives with them," External link

newindianexpress Friday, September 25, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Firstly, I would like to say, where am I blaming her, I'm not blaming her. I am only saying that the video showed she was bowling to Virat. Virat has only played that much bowling in this lockdown period," External link

newindianexpress Friday, September 25, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Firstly, I would like to say, where am I blaming her, I'm not blaming her. I am only saying that the video showed she was bowling to Virat. Virat has only played that much bowling in this lockdown period," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, September 25, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I'm the one who has always batted for wives going with husbands on tours. I am the one who has always said that like a normal guy going to office for a 9-5 job, when he comes back home, he comes back to his wife, similarly why can't cricketers have their wives with them," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, September 25, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I’m the one who has always batted for wives going with husbands on tours. I am the one who has always said that like a normal guy going to office for a 9-5 job, when he comes back home, he comes back to his wife, similarly why can’t cricketers have their wives with them,” External link

news18 Friday, September 25, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Firstly, I would like to say, where am I blaming her, I’m not blaming her. I am only saying that the video showed she was bowling to Virat. Virat has only played that much bowling in this lockdown period,” External link

news18 Friday, September 25, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Akash Chopra ) : "As you hear from the commentary, Aakash (Chopra) and I were doing commentary for the Hindi channel. And Aakash was talking abot the fact that there has been very little chance for proper practice for everybody. That has actually shown in the rustiness of some of the players in their first matches," External link

news18 Friday, September 25, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Firstly, I would like to say, where am I blaming her, I’m not blaming her. I am only saying that the video showed she was bowling to Virat. Virat has only played that much bowling in this lockdown period,” External link

financialexpress Friday, September 25, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I’m the one who has always batted for wives going with husbands on tours. I am the one who has always said that like a normal guy going to office for a 9-5 job, when he comes back home, he comes back to his wife, similarly why can’t cricketers have their wives with them,” External link

financialexpress Friday, September 25, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Firstly, I would like to say, where am I blaming her, I'm not blaming her. I am only saying that the video showed she was bowling to Virat. Virat has only played that much bowling in this lockdown period," External link

timesofindia Friday, September 25, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "I'm the one who has always batted for wives going with husbands on tours. I am the one who has always said that like a normal guy going to office for a 9-5 job, when he comes back home, he comes back to his wife, similarly why can't cricketers have their wives with them," External link

timesofindia Friday, September 25, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : "He [Kohli] wants to… he knows the more he practises the better he will become. Now there was a lockdown, and he has practised only against Anushka's bowling. That is not going to help him a lot," External link

geo-tv Friday, September 25, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Anushka Sharma ) : "Inhone lockdown me toh bas Anushka ki gendon ki practice ki hai, (he has only faced Anushka's bowling in lockdown)" External link

news18 Friday, September 25, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar told : "He was one of the most dynamic of cricketers, also as you said with the mic, he set new standards and that's what he did with the bat as well," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 24, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “I got a call from a dear friend of mine from Hong Kong that the ball is with a friend of his who was sitting in that seat,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Mohamed Chami ) : “He (Shami) probably has the best bouncer in world cricket, it skids on to to you,” External link

news18 Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said ( about Mohamed Chami ) : “He (Shami) probably has the best bouncer in world cricket, it skids on to to you,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Kolkata Knight Riders is such a team that has a very attractive and aggressive batting order. But the addition of Eoin Morgan to the middle-order has added more stability and experience to it. Thus, he can prove to be very dangerous,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Even this can happen that if in the first four-five games if KKR do not start well, then Eoin Morgan can replace Dinesh Karthik as the captain of the side because we always have had that complex,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “KKR have the biggest T20 player in Andre Russell, but they also have the costliest player in Pat Cummins. In the recently concluded limited-overs series between Australia and England, his performance was not impressive. So there will be some kind of pressure on him,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “Since MSD comes from Ranchi, which doesn’t have a cricket culture as such, the whole India loves him. Tendulkar has Mumbai and Kolkata, Kohli has Delhi and Bengaluru but when you talk of Dhoni it’s the whole India,” External link

dnaindia Monday, September 21, 2020 7:35:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar added : “He has such class that if you ask any Indian cricketer who is the next star, everyone will say Shubman Gill. So this is a great opportunity for him to show why he can go on and become a big star for India,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 21, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar said : “There is a great chance for KL Rahul to show that he can score runs when given the responsibility. Secondly, he can show that he is capable of captaining a side and how he moulds his team and extracts effort. If he does that well he can even go on to become the vice-captain of the Indian team,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 20, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

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



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Kapil Dev says ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : “Sometimes, (with what) Sunil did, your team gets charged and every sportsman needs that spark,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 23, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Tendulkar said ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : "My heroes, okay, I would say that when I was playing cricket or when I was of your age (young), I wanted to become a cricketer and going ahead wanted to play for my country. I had two heroes -- one is our own Sunil Gavaskar, who played for India for several years and performed well, he was my batting hero," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Anushka Sharma added ( about Sunil Gavaskar ) : "It's 2020 and things still don't change for me. When will I stop getting dragged into cricket and stop being used to pass sweeping statements? Respected Mr Gavaskar, you are a legend whose names stands tall in this gentleman's game. Just wanted to tell you what I felt when I heard you say this," External link

ibtimes-in Friday, September 25, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

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