Sunil Gavaskar

True grit

Sunil Gavaskar has recently asked why we Indians, though electrified by Glenn Maxwell’s fastest World Cup century ~ off 40 balls in Delhi the other day against the Netherlands ~ should refrain from any comparison with Kapil Dev’s magic 175 not out in 1983 at Tunbridge Wells against Zimbabwe, which too had turned things sensationally around.

Titanic tribute

Sunil Gavaskar getting his shirt autographed by Mahandra Singh Dhoni at Chepauk after a recent IPL match isn’t just an addition to the scrapbook: it’s an image that will stick in the minds of people for a long time. For sport, it was a moment of eternity.

Tilak Varma’s batting acumen impresses Gavaskar

The Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai are currently 10th and last on the points table, but Varma has stood out for his fine batting, averaging nearly 41 in the 12 games he has played so far in his debut season.