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‘Ranji Trophy will remain poor cousin of IPL’: Sunil Gavaskar

"IPL dominates Ranji Trophy. Unless their match fees are increased substantially, it will be considered an orphan and poor cousin of Indian cricket," said Sunil Gavaskar. Batting great Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday said that Ranji Trophy will remain a “poor cousin” of the cash-rich IPL until the player’s match fee in the country’s premier first-class […]

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Gavaskar, Tendulkar on how to improve Mumbai cricket

Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar believe the T20 Mumbai League will give youngsters in the city an opportunity to catch the attention of IPL teams.Harish Kotian/Rediff.com listens in. Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have successfully hosted franchise-based T20 leagues and have had a large number of their players getting picked up by IPL teams in recent […]

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Sunil Gavaskar slams MCC proposal of one ball in Tests, says unfortunate it’s being taken seriously

Sunil Gavaskar slammed the MCC's recommendation that single-make balls be used in Test cricket, saying that it would be "unfortunate" if the suggestion, which will take away the challenge of playing in overseas conditions, is considered seriously. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar Thursday slammed the MCC’s recommendation that single-make balls be used in Test cricket, […]

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Not India’s fault that Smith and Warner were not picked: Gavaskar

‘Out-Bowling the current Australian bowling line-up. Neutralising the same with the bat in their backyard. Winning an ‘away’ series without Kohli having a great series with the bat.’ Fittest, unstoppable and consistency personified — India’s history-making cricket team was showered with gushing praise by former players with batting great Sunil Gavaskar slamming criticism that the […]

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Sunil Gavaskar remembers his captain Ajit Wadekar

Sunil Gavaskar pays tribute to Ajit Wadekar ‘Sunil, sorry, he is no more’. Those devastating words conveyed to me that ‘my captain’ Ajit Wadekar had passed away. Just a little while earlier, I was trying to help put him in the car to rush him to the hospital since the ambulance was going to take […]

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Clamour grows for Pujara’s inclusion in Lord’s Test

Cheteshwar Pujara’s ability to wear down bowlers with his obdurate defence should earn him a place in India’s playing XI for the second Test against England, according to several former players. Skipper Virat Kohli’s sublime display in the series opener failed to gloss over India’s top order frailties with the trio of Shikhar Dhawan, Murali […]