Gavaskar


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Gavaskar

Sunil Manohar . born 1949, Indian cricketer. He captained India 1978--83 and 1984--85
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The response from Gavaskar astounded everyone as the diminutive right-hander curiously enough opted to go slow, much to the chagrin of the crowd.
New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar Monday said he is surprised at young glovesman Rishabh Pant's exclusion from India's World Cup squad given his "exceptionally" good batting form and "great" improvement in wicket-keeping skills.
'Pakistan is the favourite only because the big psychological advantage that they have of beating India in the final of the Champions Trophy,' said Gavaskar, a member of India's 1983 World Cup-winning side.
Gavaskar - who scored over 10,000 runs in Test matches for India - wrote in his column for The Times of India that if former Pakistan captain Imran Khan had not persuaded him to continue playing, he would have opted to retire after the 1986 series against England.
The tour was indeed announced in a few days," Gavaskar wrote.
Gavaskar also declined Imran's invite due to his commentary commitments for the ongoing Test series between England and India.
He understands India, so I have a lot of expectations from him as far as India's relations with Pakistan are concerned," Gavaskar told India Today.
Speaking to Indian journalist Rajdeep Sardesai on India Today, Gavaskar confirmed that he had spoken to Khan and was invited to his oath-taking.
In addition, and taking centre-stage at the event, was The First Group's newest brand ambassador, Indian Test cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar, who has invested in Millennium Place JVT Dubai.
ISLAMABAD -- Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar feels Pakistan T20 skipper Shahid Afridi's comments that he felt more loved in India than in Pakistan, were part of his plans to please the Eden Gardens Kolkata crowd ahead of the clash against India on Saturday, Indian daily 'Times of India' reported on Tuesday.
The long list of dignitaries included Sri Lanka's World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga and former India captain Sunil Gavaskar - apart from Sangakkara's family and other noted figures.
Melbourne: Almost three decades after the infamous walkout incident in the Melbourne Test match which generated huge controversy, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday regretted his act of dissent and said that it was a big mistake on his part.