Sunil Gavaskar said that if he hadn’t accomplished well in cricket, he would have returned to a 9-5 job. Gavaskar was perhaps the outstanding player of all time, and he was the first person to achieve the milestone of 10,000 Test runs. Here is Gavaskar About Present Cricket Youngsters
Gavaskar About Present Cricket Youngsters
“If we wouldn’t have performed well in Test cricket we would have gone back to a 9-5 job,” said Gavaskar to fellow panelists Harsha Bhogle and Shaun Pollock in the live preview show of the England-India series.
With the introduction of shorter formats and franchise-based leagues, the game has completely altered and taken on a new look, unlike in Gavaskar’s period. The former star has already stated that cricket is now a possible professional option, but it was not when he desired to represent his country.
He also claimed that the game is growing considerably more intense in recent years, with leagues such as the Indian Premier League supporting fresh talent and providing them with opportunities to play among the finest in the field.
“With the cushion of an IPL, youngsters have learned how to handle pressure well because of sharing the dressing room with many legends of the game in the tournament.” he further added.
KL Rahul has once again established himself as an India opener: Gavaskar
Gavaskar is a member of the commentary team for India’s current series against England. The first Test of the series was called off due to weather, while the 2nd Test is currently underway at Lord’s Cricket Stadium, where KL Rahul’s 129 helped India record 364 in the first innings.
“Rahul was very watchful as there was a lot of movement. Superb innings from KL. A typical opener’s innings. He was very watchful, to begin with because there was enough movement in the air and off the surface for the England bowlers,” Gavaskar stated about Rahul’s performance.
“Luck sometimes plays such an important part. If Mayank Agarwal hadn’t got injured, Rahul would not have played in the first couple of Test matches.”
“Now, KL Rahul has once again established himself as an India opener and he should make sure that it’s for a long time,” Gavaskar concluded.