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Sunil Gavaskar applauds selectors for rewarding domestic performances
Sunil Gavaskar applauds selectors for rewarding domestic performances

Gavaskar has praised selectors for their decisionsFormer India batsman and captain Sunil Gavaskar praised the national cricket team selectors for awarding domestic players for their performances as five uncapped players were selected for a much changed India squad picked for the tour of Zimbabwe. The 1983 World Cup winning batsman in an interview with news channel NDTV said,” It is good to see performances being rewarded. It is not only abo

May 24 2016
When Patsy Hendren shocked the cricket world by walking out with a three-peak cap, the first cricket helmet
When Patsy Hendren shocked the cricket world by walking out with a three-peak cap, the first cricket helmet

Patsy Hendren had entertained in many ways before, but even his most ardent fans were shocked to see the first helmetCricket has evolved over the years to reach a form which would perhaps be unrecognisable to those who were the first practitioners of the sport. The first cricketers, most of whom were Victorian gentlemen, would probably have turned up their noses at the notion of them hitting a ‘DLF Maximum’.Similarly, when an MCC bats

May 22 2016
Sunil Gavaskar denies role in dropping Kapil Dev for 1984 England Test
Sunil Gavaskar denies role in dropping Kapil Dev for 1984 England Test

Sunil Gavaskar has denied his involvement in dropping Kapil Dev for the Eden TestControversies have always been a major part of Indian cricket and recently the ghost of the most infamous controversy of Indian cricket surrounding two former greats, Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev, was exorcised when Sunil Gavaskar clarified his stance in the saga. It was believed that then Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar had played a key role in dropping 

May 21 2016
IPL 2016: JP Duminy backs Delhi Daredevils mentor Rahul Dravid as Team India coach
IPL 2016: JP Duminy backs Delhi Daredevils mentor Rahul Dravid as Team India coach

Rahul Dravid has been involved with coaching the U-19 and India A teamsIt seems that the clamour behind Rahul Dravid’s appointment for coaching Team India is getting stronger everyday. The Delhi Daredevils mentor has got the backing of another one of his team members in JP Duminy.Speaking to Telegraph India, the South African batsman felt that Dravid would be the ideal person to guide India’s promising players into achieving their com

May 20 2016
IPL 2016: Sunil Gavaskar slams MS Dhoni for not handling Irfan Pathan properly
IPL 2016: Sunil Gavaskar slams MS Dhoni for not handling Irfan Pathan properly

Irfan Pathan has played just a couple of matches during this seasonIn a no-holds barred criticism, Sunil Gavaskar has slammed MS Dhoni for failing to utilize the all-round ability of Irfan Pathan and not doing enough to prevent Rising Pune Supergiants‘ woeful performance.Writing in his column for Times of India, the iconic batsman targeted Dhoni for not taking responsibility to arrest Pune’s batting slide. The 66-year old also op

IPL 2016: Sunil Gavaskar feels big-hitters get away with careless performances
IPL 2016: Sunil Gavaskar feels big-hitters get away with careless performances

Gavaskar lashed out at certain KXIP players who have been performing carelesslyLegendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar expressed his disappointment with a few aggressive players, saying that they often get away playing hastily because they have the image of an "attacking player". He said that they are always keen on going for the big shots and which has resulted in them throwing away their wicket."There is always a thin line betw

May 13 2016
Sunil Gavaskar feels there is no rush to make Virat Kohli captain in all the three formats
Sunil Gavaskar feels there is no rush to make Virat Kohli captain in all the three formats

Sunil Gavaskar captained India in 47 Tests and 37 ODIsLegendary Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar feels Virat Kohli should not be rushed into captaincy in all formats. Kohli, who is currently the leader of the Indian Test side, is the top candidate to replace MS Dhoni in the other formats as well. The lad from Delhi, who is currently leading his side Royal Challenge Bangalore in the IPL 2016, has been in terrific form this season  He i

May 11 2016
Who said what: Sporting fraternity reacts to Salman Khan's appointment as Goodwill Ambassador for Rio 2016
Who said what: Sporting fraternity reacts to Salman Khan's appointment as Goodwill Ambassador for Rio 2016

Salman Khan with athletes on the day of the announcementBollywood actor Salman Khan was on Saturday elected as the Goodwill Ambassador for the Rio Olympics and that decision by the Indian Olympic Association(IOA) was met with mixed responses from sportspersons in the fraternity.Here’s a compilation of those who supported the move and who didn’t:FOR1.Abhinav BindraDear @BeingSalmanKhan , am sure you will use your tremendous goodwill to

Apr 27 2016
IPL 2016: Sunil Gavaskar feels Gautam Gambhir can still make a national comeback
IPL 2016: Sunil Gavaskar feels Gautam Gambhir can still make a national comeback

Gambhir has led from the front with consistent performancesIconic Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar has gone on record stating that discarded opener Gautam Gambhir could still earn a spot into the Indian team. NDTV Sports reported the cricketer turned commentator speaking about Gambhir’s recent batting efforts and his impressive work ethic.The pugnacious left-hander last played for India in the Oval Test against England in 2014. However, Gavask

Apr 19 2016
IPL 2016: Tournament unfairly targeted over drought issue, feels Rahul Dravid and Sunil Gavaskar
IPL 2016: Tournament unfairly targeted over drought issue, feels Rahul Dravid and Sunil Gavaskar

Dravid and Gavaskar unhappy over IPL matches being shifted out of Maharashtra  Former Indian cricketers Rahul Dravid and Sunil Gavaskar have expressed their concerns over the manner in which the IPL has emerged as a ‘soft target’ in the drought issue concerning the Indian state of Maharashtra. While both the cricket legends strongly agreed that shortage of water was an issue which had to be dealt with on an emergency ba

Apr 14 2016
Who said what: Cricket fraternity reacts to shift in IPL matches from Maharashtra
Who said what: Cricket fraternity reacts to shift in IPL matches from Maharashtra

The IPL final was to be played at the Wankhede stadium, MumbaiThe Bombay High Court asking BCCI to shift matches from the drought-hit Maharashtra has brought in reactions from all over the country. This move is not just a big blow to the fans, but also to the state, which will be facing a loss of revenue.The BCCI also expressed its concern over moving of matches midway through the tournament and said that it is being targeted unfairly.“We a

Apr 14 2016
30 famous quotes of Harsha Bhogle
30 famous quotes of Harsha Bhogle

Bhogle is not part of this season’s IPL commentary teamRenowned commentator Harsha Bhogle has given us innumerable verbal gems that really prove the man’s wit and humour. The IIM-Ahmedabad alumnus can literally be called the ‘Voice of Cricket’ in India as his voice has become synonymous with the sport that is cherished by all in the country. This eminent personality will not adorn his place in the commentary box

Apr 12 2016
IPL 2016: Harbhajan requests media to leave Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma alone
IPL 2016: Harbhajan requests media to leave Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma alone

Harbhajan Singh watches the game during the ICC World Twenty20 2016 match between India and Bangladesh.Ace Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh has requested media to keep away from Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's relationship, saying that it is their personal life and it should not be discussed in public.Virat Kohli had earlier slammed the trolls on social media for cyber harassing Anushka Sharma during the T20 World Cup. He had posted an image o

Apr 11 2016
Reports: BCCI not to renew contracts of Sunil Gavaskar, L Sivaramakrishnan
Reports: BCCI not to renew contracts of Sunil Gavaskar, L Sivaramakrishnan

Gavaskar’s contract will not be renewed by the BCCIThe Board of Control for Cricket for India has reportedly decided not to renew the contracts of Sunil Gavaskar and Laxman Sivaramakrishnan. Whether or not they will be able to continue their commentary stint will then be dependent on broadcasters Star Sports. Gavaskar, the former Indian legend apparently draws a salary of around Rs 3.6 crore per annum. Along with Gavaskar, the BCC

Apr 5 2016
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Sunil Gavaskar hails Virat Kohli's phenomenal performance
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Sunil Gavaskar hails Virat Kohli's phenomenal performance

Virat Kohli celebrates his half-centuryPraising Virat Kohli for his superb performance during the ongoing World Twenty20, former batting legend Sunil Gavaskar said that the Indian star is currently the best limited-overs batsman in the world."At the moment he is got to be the best limited-overs batsman in the world. There is no question about it. There is not the slightest doubt about it because he is beyond phenomenal. He is something else,

Mar 29 2016
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