Pune - The defeat to a depleted Sri Lanka in the first T20 international was a good wake-up call for the Indians, according to former captain Sunil Gavaskar, who said the batsmen should have shown more respect given that the Lankan pace trio was an unknown proposition.
Put into bat, India were off to a disastrous start losing two wickets in the first over itself, eventually getting bowled out for 101.
Sydney, Jan 31 - Legendary Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar has criticized Indian batsmen, describing them as escapist following a three wicket loss to England, as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men were knocked out of the Tri-series without securing a single win.
Reflecting on India's defeat against England, Gavaskar said that most of the batsmen were escapists, content in staying at the other end or playing rash shots and getting out, News.com.au reported.
Sydney : Coming down heavily on the Indian bowling attack in Australia, former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday said that it's time "we look for a fresh set of bowlers" in the Test ranks to ensure better showing in overseas conditions.
The attack comprising Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin failed to pick 20 Australian wickets in all the four matches as the visitors conceded the Border-Gavaskar Trophy by going down 2-0. Gavaskar said that it's time for change.
New Delhi: Legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar on Tuesday said while India's batting line-up for the upcoming ODI cricket World Cup looks formidable, the all-rounders in the side are expected to play a major role in defending the title at the quadrennial extravaganza in Australia and New Zealand.
The Indian selectors today included all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja, still recovering from a shoulder injury, and Stuart Binny in the 15-member squad for the World Cup.
New Delhi - Indian cricket legends Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar have been invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be part of the official delegation for the Australia tour in mid-November.
In what seems to be a smart cricket diplomacy, the former captains will accompany the PM-led delegation to three Australian cities -- Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. Kapil, who led India to their first World Cup in 1983, is delighted to a part of the delegation.
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.
New Delhi: Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has not only backed under-fire skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni but also gave a thumbs up to BCCI`s new move of appointing Ravi Shastri as the Team Director.
New Delhi : Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has not only backed under-fire skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni but also gave a thumbs up to BCCI`s new move of appointing Ravi Shastri as the Team Director.
Johannesburg, Aug 18 : Indian batting legend and commentator Sunil Gavaskar has accused the Test squad of 'embarrassing the country ' in light of their humiliating innings
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
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