SUNIL GAVASKAR

  • India were 50-70 runs short, says Sunil Gavaskar 15 hours 32 minutes ago

    Batting great Sunil Gavaskar felt India squandered another opportunity to be in a commanding position after being bowled out for 408 on day two of the second Test against Australia in Brisbane on Thursday. India, resuming the day on 311 for four, could only add 97 runs to their first innings....
  • I am not connected with BCCI administration: Sunil Gavaskar Yesterday

    With the Supreme Court on Wednesday observing that players and officials having commercial interests should stay away from administering the game, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar clarified that he is "not connected in anyway" with the BCCI administration. Senior advocate CA Sundaram, appearing for BCCI, gave the names of former greats...
  • Gavaskar, Shastri, Srikkanth in BCCI's list of individuals with 'conflict of interest'; SC reserves verdict 2 days ago

    In a move that can shake the foundation of Indian cricket, the Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved the verdict on the issue of conflict of interest in Indian cricket after BCCI submitted a list in SC of its administrators with conflict of interest, which included the names of three former...
  • People should restrain from creating a captaincy controversy: Gavaskar 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar strongly feels that people should restrain themselves from creating a captaincy controversy as Mahendra Singh Dhoni will take over the mantle from stand-in skipper Virat Kohli, in the second cricket Test, starting in Brisbane on Wednesday. There has been a debate over India's captaincy in...
  • India can still win Adelaide Test, says Sunil Gavaskar 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar believes that the Virat Kohli-led team can even win the first cricket Test if they remain in a positive frame of mind despite another good batting show by the home team on the fourth day of the encounter. Riding on another David Warner century,...
  • Playing Karn Sharma was a great move: Sunil Gavaskar December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Sunil Gavaskar on Tuesday felt India captain Virat Kohli made a great move to play debutant Karn Sharma in the opening Test against Australia in Adelaide. India did well to restrict Australia to 354 for six after the hosts were sitting comfortable at 206 for two on day one...
  • Cricket Australia, BCCI need to decide fate of first Test: Gavaskar November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Phillip Hughes' sad demise barely a week before the first India and Australia Test has put a question mark over the series opener and batting great Sunil Gavaskar feels the onus now is on the cricket boards of the two nations to decide whether to call off the...
  • Sunil Gavaskar says stories about him questioning Srinivasan 'fabricated' November 20, 2014

    Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday expressed surprise at the "fabricated stories" about him questioning N Srinivasan's silence in the match-fixing scandal while reacting to the Mudgal Committee report. Gavaskar was quoted by India Today Group as having said in Melbourne that Srinivasan needs to explain why he didn't act...
  • Gavaskar hits out at Meiyyapan, questions Srinivasan's silence November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar has hit out at Gurunath Meiyyapan, son-in-law of ICC President N Srinivasan, over his involvement in betting and also questioned the Tamil Nadu strongman's silence in the whole spot-fixing and betting issue. "The full force of the law must come down on Meiyyapan," Gavaskar...
  • We would like to get 8 teams in IPTL by 2020: Bhupathi November 17, 2014

    Singapore: Tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi, who is the brain behind the International Premier Tennis Leaque (IPTL), is hoping to include a team from China in future and have eight teams on board by 2020. The inaugural edition of the USD 40 million event will feature four star-studded teams. The 24-match tournament,...
  • IPL Spot-Fixing: SC verdict will make things clear, says Gavaskar November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Preferring to play safe, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Friday said that the whole IPL spot-fixing saga will become clear once the Supreme Court verdict is out in the open. "I think the AGM has been postponed. So if the AGM is postponed then I believe they are...
  • Australia tour good exposure for Team India before World Cup 2015: Gavaskar November 12, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar on Wednesday said though the Team India's upcoming Australian tour is likely to be a hard one, it would provide them a good exposure ahead of the upcoming World Cup. "The Australian tour will be a hard one for Team India. They will have a...
  • Taking 20 wickets will be key to success in Australia: Sunil Gavaskar October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: India's success in the upcoming Australia tour would hinge upon their ability to take 20 wickets, reckons former batting great Sunil Gavaskar. India, who have been juggling with their team set-up for quite some time now, will take on Australia in a three-Test series in December before competing in...
  • BCCI pays Gavaskar, Shastri more than players: reports October 13, 2014

    In a startling report done by The Indian Express, which reveals that former players Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri are top-earners of BCCI by drawing Rs 6 crore annually. Both of them also get paid extra Rs 2 crore for their additional roles - Shastri being the director of Indian...
  • Virat Kohli's loss of form is a huge cause of concern, says Sunil Gavaskar October 9, 2014

    Expressing concern over Virat Kohli's prolonged loss of form, former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday said that the talented batsman needs to be dropped down the order to get him back to his run-making ways. Kohli made his ninth single-digit score in his last 16 innings when he managed just...
  • Bowlers with suspect action should be taken off immediately, says Gavaskar October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar says instead of reporting a bowler with suspect action, umpires can straightaway call the offender or inform the captain to take him off attack, as that would not allow the bowler to have an impact on the outcome of the match. Talking about ICC's...
  • 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...