Sunil Gavaskar

  • Oneday cricket is struggling and irrelevant, says Dravid September 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Friday said of the three formats of the game, ODI cricket at present was largely irrelevant and struggling to survive and consequently there should be more tournaments like Champions Trophy or World Cup to give it a proper context. "I think oneday cricket is...
  • Team India can defend the World Cup, says Gavaskar September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Former captain and legend Sunil Gavaskar feels that defending champions India are a good enough side to retain the title in the 2015 World Cup, cohosted by Australia and New Zealand, February 14March 29, 2015. Gavaskar, who had blasted the team after the 13 humiliating loss in the Test...
  • It is unfair to compare captains of different era: Sunil Gavaskar September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Wednesday refused to draw comparison between country's most successful ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his predecessors, but said that going by sheer record the wicketkeeperbatsman surpassed all his seniors. Dhoni registered his 91st ODI win as India captain, edging past Mohammad Azharuddin...
  • I rate Raina's knock as one of the best overseas: Sunil Gavaskar August 28, 2014

    Cardiff: Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar lavished parises on Suresh Raina's matchwinning knock in the second ODI against England and rated the lefthander's hundred as one of the best ODI innings overseas. "You have got to rate it as one of the best innings. You can't call it the top innings...
  • Indian coaches have burnt their bridges August 21, 2014

    What exactly is the role of Ravi Shastri, the new director of cricket operations of the Indian team now in England to complete a tortuous tour playing five onedayers and a Twenty20 game after losing the fiveTest series 13? It is not the role of the former India allrounder but the...
  • No effort, no heart, no fight, Team India disappointed: Sourav Ganguly August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Former captains Sunil Gavaskar and Sourav Ganguly have blasted the Indian team and said it was high time for the selectors to take some tough decisions following the embarrassing 31 Test series loss to England. Ganguly said the team had shown "no effort, no heart, no fight." "There have...
  • Gavaskar backs Dhoni, gives thumbs up to Shastri move August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has not only backed underfire skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni but also gave a thumbs up to BCCI's new move of appointing Ravi Shastri as the Team Director. "He has led from the front. He has batted at difficult positions. He has set an example....
  • Gavaskar, Ganguly ask selectors to take tough decisions August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Former captains Sunil Gavaskar and Sourav Ganguly have blasted the Indian team and said it was high time for the selectors to take some tough decisions following the embarrassing 13 Test series loss to England. Ganguly said the team had shown "no effort, no heart, no fight." "There have to...
  • Sunil Gavaskar slams 'jellylike', 'embarrassing' India August 18, 2014

    London: Sunil Gavaskar accused India of "embarrassing the country" after their humiliating innings and 244run defeat by England in the fifth Test at The Oval on Sunday. It was the second time in as many matches that India had been beaten inside three days after their innings and 54run reverse in...
  • India pray for Ishant Sharma's return in final Test against England August 14, 2014

    Had India, who've now won just one of their last 18 Tests on foreign soil, been offered the chance to arrive at The Oval 21 down with one to play in this fivematch series before their tour started, they might have taken up the offer. A tightlypacked schedule of five Tests...
  • Sunil Gavaskar escapes car crash in England August 12, 2014

    Former India captain and legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar had a miraculous escape in a road accident while travelling from Manchester to London after the conclusion of the fourth Test on Sunday. The driver of his Jaguar car swerved to the right but failed to avoid a collision with another vehicle...
  • We need to be patient with Indian team, says Sunil Gavaskar August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: India suffered a humiliating innings defeat against England in the fourth Test to continue with their disappointing recent form overseas in the longest format but former captain Sunil Gavaskar was not ready to criticise the young players and pleaded the public to keep faith on them. "The team is...
  • India should put the Anderson controversy behind, says Gavaskar August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar on Wednesday said that India should put behind the James Anderson fracas behind and focus on the fourth Test against England, starting at Manchester on Thursday. "I have always believed that it should be the bat and the ball that should talk on the...
  • Sunil Gavaskar slams 'complacent' India for Southampton loss August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Severely critical of the Indian cricket team's poor show against England in the third Test, former captain Sunil Gavaskar said the old habit of getting complacent after a big win seems to have affected the side during the lost match. India went down by 266 runs in the Southampton...
  • SC relieves Sunil Gavaskar as interim BCCI chief July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday relieved legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar as the interim president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in charge of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 and said that he was free to take up any assignment. The apex court bench headed by...
  • AndersonJadeja incident not good for the game: Gavaskar July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaksar feels some "action is due" in the controversy regarding James Anderson allegedly pushing Ravindra Jadeja during the Trent Bridge, terming the incident as "not good for the game". "I feel some action is due as prevention is better than cure. I think that the...
  • Gavaskar was as good as Tendulkar, Bradman: Nadkarni July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The modern generation of cricket followers might feel Sachin Tendulkar is the last word in batting, but for people of the previous generation or even older, Sunil Gavaskar was as good a batsman, according to former Test allrounder Bapu Nadkarni. "While it is Tendulkar now, then it was Gavaskar. In...
  • Sunil Gavaskar buys stake in Singapore IPTL franchise June 19, 2014

    London: A selfconfessed tennis fan, former India cricket captain Sunil Gavaskar has bought stake in the Singapore franchise of veteran Mahesh Bhupathi's ambitious brainchild the International Premier Tennis League. According to a report in The Daily Telegraph, Gavaskar was unveiled as one of the coowners of the franchise ahead of...
  • IPL 7 Review: All's well that ends well as cricket restores faith June 2, 2014

    Unlike the previous editions of the Indian Premier League, which were marred by various controversies and scandals, this year the focus was shifted back to cricket. The seventh installment of the league was played out in two countries the UAE and India due to the 2014 general elections,...
  • IPL 7: Bringing change is a challenge, says Sunil Gavaskar May 30, 2014

    As his tenure will come to an end after the conclusion of the IPL final on June 1, BCCIIPL president Sunil Gavaskar feels effective implementation of ideas is a big challenge for any former player who wants to don the administrator's hat. "The biggest challenge for him (playerturnedofficial) is to...
  • Bookies approached two players in this IPL, says Gavaskar May 22, 2014

    The interim president of BCCIIPL admitted that two cricketers were approached by the bookies and the matter has been reported to the AntiCorruption and Security Unit officials. ...
  • Two players approached by bookies in this IPL: Sunil Gavaskar May 22, 2014

    Kolkata: The interim president of BCCIIPL Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday admitted that two cricketers were approached by the bookies and the matter has been reported to the AntiCorruption and Security Unit officials (ACSU). Asked if players have been approached during this year's IPL, Gavaskar replied, "There...
  • Supreme Court refuses to hear N Srinivasan's plea May 22, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear the plea filed by ousted BCCI president N Srinivasan, in which he had requested the apex court to reinstate him as the BCCI chief for all nonIPL matters. Srinivasan's plea was filed on the grounds that the SC has presently appointed two...
  • Aditya Verma alleges Srinivasan held secret meeting with IPL GC May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar chief Aditya Verma asked BCCI's interim President Sunil Gavaskar to clarify whether N Srinivasan attended an IPL Governing Council despite a Supreme Court order restraining him from participating in any Board activity. Citing the Supreme Court order, which forced Srinivasan to step aside...
  • Gavaskar says club cricket is best form of cricket May 12, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Describing club cricket as the best form of cricket, legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar on Monday said it teaches players the way to carry weaker member of a team. "Club cricket is the best form of cricket. It teaches one to be friends with your rivals even as you compete hard...
  • IPL Governing Council lauds success of UAE leg May 3, 2014

    Ranchi: The Indian Premier League's Governing Council on Saturday lauded the event's success in the UAE, claiming that the first leg of the tournament fetched "unprecedented success" in terms of fan turnout, television viewership and ticket collections. "The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the numbers that matter...
  • Watch: Gavaskar's incredibly funny mimicry of Javed Miandad on the show Comedy Nights with Kapil April 29, 2014

    Last week we saw the funny side of Sunil Gavaskar when the cricketer made an appearance on the popular comedy show Comedy Nights with Kapil along with cricketer Virender Sehwag. Gavaskar shared quite a few anecdotes from his cricketing days that sent the audience into peals of laughter. He accurately...
  • What controversy! IPL 7 is a 'sellout' in the UAE April 29, 2014

    Just two games are left in the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League's (IPL) Season 7, and the league's legally appointed caretaker says it's been a 'sellout' and an unprecedented success. Speaking to reporters in Dubai, Sunil Gavaskar, the acting BCCI president responsible to look after the IPL affair, said...
  • Shivlal Yadav to chair BCCI meet April 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Former Test off spinner Shivlal Yadav, the Supreme Court-appointed interim president of BCCI for non-IPL related matters, is to chair the Emergent Working Committee meeting of the Board here on Sunday. "I will be chairing the meeting," Yadav told PTI on Friday when queried on the issue. The BCCI website indicated...