Anshuman Gaekwad heaped praise on Sunil Gavaskar’s incredible concentration and dedication at the crease while the latter celebrates his 71st birthday today(10th July). Before the inception of Sachin Tendulkar‘s era, Gavaskar was India’s torchbearer in batting. He never got intimidated and showed extraordinary consistency against some of the fiercest bowling attack.
Recalling the old memories with the former Indian cricketer, Gaekwad shares what quality the current players should learn from Gavaskar’s game.
Without showing aggression, Sunil Gavaskar exhibited that the batsman could easily get on the nerves of any fearsome opposition with his flawless techniques while maintaining the composure at the crease.
Anshuman Gaekwad is a fan of this attitude of Gavaskar. He thinks that the little master should be the role-model for modern cricketers who like to show aggression in the field while Gavaskar reflected the same with his bat.
Sunil Gavaskar showed world cricket how to stay calm on the field: Anshuman Gaekwad
“I believe that today’s cricketers can learn a lot from Gavaskar’s technique and his playing style. Can learn from his template. Today, people are aggressive but Gavaskar’s aggression was reflected in his batting. He did not get many digs during the game,” Anshuman Gaekwad said.
“At times, he also avoided to see bowler’s eyes. He showed world cricket how to stay calm on the field. Even, today`s generations can learn a lot from his concentration and dedication.”
What made Sunil Gavaskar great was that he didn’t wear a helmet while facing the lethal and blood-thirsty West Indies pacers of his time. The greatest Indian cricketer retired from the game scoring 10,000 runs and scoring 34 Test centuries.
However, his contribution is beyond numbers because he led India to great heights during the 70s and 80s before the rise of Sachin. He inspired thousands of people to pursue cricket as their career and Sachin is also among them.