My Favourite Game Various types of games are played in our country. We can divide them into two types — indoor and outdoor games. Chess, chauper, cards, ludo, carom etc. Hockey, football, cricketbasket- ball, tennis, badminton etc.
Sports I had written the draft of this post a few months back but was not getting a relevant enough context to push the publish button. Unarguably, the greatest test opener ever! His record against the West Indies is nothing but out and out heroic. Every bit deserving of the Caribbean calypso songs written for him.
And as an Indian my chest fills with pride seeing some of his innings against the fast and furious foursome — Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding, Andy Roberts and Joel Garner. The hooked six of Marshall at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi after the paceman had creamed us at Green Park, Kanpur in an earlier match gave me goosebumps.
Those are incidents that have defined my unstinted admiration for this batsman. Perhaps this was also the time I may have matured as a person — being appreciative of someone who was at odds with my hero.
Objectivity holding its own against emotion. And then came the dropping of Kapil Dev from a test match against the visiting English team in This was a punishment for playing reckless cricket.
The same reckless cricket that he played when he hit Eddie Hemmings for 4 sixes, when India were nine wickets down and needed 24 runs to avoid follow-on.
The same reckless cricket he played when he hit that unbelievable against Zimbabwe. The Calcuttans hated Gavaskar for Kapil Dev being dropped for quite some time.
My memory is a little fuzzy here — but Gavaskar vowed never to play at Eden Gardens again after being booed by the crowds.
This was clearly the sign of a man of dignity and someone who chose to walk out rather being eased out. Around that time, he also appeared in Sunil Gavaskar Presents — an outstanding programme, where Sunil Gavaskar — the batting legend and one of the sharper brains in world cricket — picked out and analyzed for us, some of the best cricketing performances in world cricket.
He also authored three books, Sunny Days, Idols, and One-day Wonders, the first two doing reasonably well. Everything till here is fine. And then something went bizarrely wrong. Sunil Gavaskar who had a newspaper column and ran a syndication service till then, became a television commentator.
Sunil Gavaskar, the commentator — notwithstanding the fact that he truly was a great cricketer — is incredulously and unfailingly petty!
He started as a very bad commentator. Hmmm-ing his way throughout. His English at best grammatically correct.Australian cricketer Sir Don Bradman, often called the greatest batsman of all time, scored twenty-nine Test cricket centuries during his international career which lasted from to However, his cricketing career was interrupted from to due to the outbreak of World War II, followed by poor health.
He assumed captaincy of the Australian side in , and scored fourteen of. Catch fully commentary archive of India vs Afghanistan, Only Test, Jun 14, Afghanistan tour of India, on Cricbuzz. Cricket is one kind of outdoor game. It is played between two teams.
It is played with a ball, a bat and wickets.
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Catch fully commentary archive of South Africa vs India, 3rd Test, Jan 24, India tour of South Africa, on Cricbuzz. Alternative Titles: Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, the Little Master Sunil Gavaskar, in full Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, bynames Sunny and the Little Master, (born July 10, , Bombay [now Mumbai], India), Indian cricket player who is considered one of the sport’s greatest opening batsmen of all time.