Just how does one understand Sunil Gavaskar? As a cricketer, he’s a giant among giants, deserving of reverence. But in everything else, he confounds.
The ex-player slash administrator slash pundit slash commentator slash media personality slash statesman has his fingers in so many cricketing pies, that not for the first time he’s at war with the cause he represents. And this probably won’t be the last time, going by his track record.
His ongoing payment dispute is an off-shoot of the larger problem of criss-crossing interests inside the BCCI. But for now, let’s dwell on Gavaskar.
Normally, it’s through his newspaper columns that Gavaskar makes his views, sometimes partisan, known. He’s no fan of one-on-ones; hence when he goes to NDTV to clear the air, you know he has a lot on his mind.
Long story short, Gavaskar recently stepped down (or was sacked, depending on whose version you believe) from the IPL governing council. It then emerged that while functioning as a member of theRead More »from The curious case of Sunil Gavaskar