Sunil Gavaskar has predicted a bright future for Afghanistan after their first ever World Cup win, saying the players from the strife-torn come across as "natural cricketers", reminding him of West Indies' greats of the past.
Call it by fate or by design, Mahendra Singh Dhoni probably shares a different kind of bonding with the Melbourne Cricket Ground as it was again evident today, a day before India's second group league encounter against South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Former Indian captain Anil Kumble is all set to become the 77th member of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame after his name is inducted in the prestigious list during India's World Cup match against South Africa here on Sunday.
Even as South Africa plot India's downfall with the help of Gary Kirsten and Mike Hussey, cricketing greats Sunil Gavaskar and Ian Chappell on Wednesday felt their presence would not make much of a difference to the Proteas' chances in their World Cup game against the holders.
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar endorsed Delhi Daredevils splurging Rs 16 crore on Yuvraj Singh in the IPL 8 auction, saying the flamboyant all-rounder "deserves every penny for his yeoman service" to Indian cricket.
Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar believes India were superior to Pakistan in every aspect of the game during their World Cup win in Adelaide but said they need to work more on their bowling and fielding before they take on title-contenders such as Australia and New Zealand.
Legendary players Sunil Gavaskar and VVS Laxman on Thursday lambasted the format of the upcoming Cricket World Cup, saying that the inclusion of the ICC Associate members could reduce the intensity of competition.
Legendary cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and Ian Chappell tipped India as favourites in their much anticipated World Cup clash against Pakistan, saying that past history and better acclimatisation to Australian conditions could tilt the balance in favour of the defending champions.
Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar feels that the 2015 cricket World Cup beginning on February 14 in Australia and New Zealand will be "most competitive" edition ever as many teams can win the title.
Sunil Gavaskar feels that India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni ran "short of ideas" but at the same time wouldn't like to be too critical of him ahead of the ICC World Cricket World Cup starting in two weeks' time.
Dragging names of former players donning different roles in cricket did not cut much ice for N Srinivasan to remain at the helm of BCCI affairs, as the Supreme Court drew a clear distinction between commercial interest and professional engagement of a player on account of his proficiency in the game.
Once again slamming the Indian bowlers for their poor showing in Australian conditions ahead of the World Cup, former captain Sunil Gavaskar said that the bowlers have learnt nothing from their past experiences on foreign tours.
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.