Sunil Gavaskar said he never watches his own video clips from his playing days. Why? Because Gavaskar feels cricket used to be boring in his time.
Sunil Gavaskar. (Reuters Photo)
- I never watch my old matches because I am not interested: Gavaskar
- I think cricket is very boring and I watch what I do because of my job: Gavaskar
- Modern day cricket is very entertaining and different from our times: Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar said he does not like watching video footage of his own playing days because he felt the game used to be boring in his time. However, Gavaskar, who retired with 35 Test hundreds, said the modern game is a different story.
Sunil Gavaskar is regarded as one of the finest batsmen to have played the game, speaking on Salaam Cricket 2020, said he hardly likes watching cricket because it is a boring game. But Gavaskar said he thought cricket in modern times is interesting because batsmen and bowlers do a lot more now.
Gavaskar spoke on a range of issues on Salaam Cricket but when he was asked if he watches his own clips from his playing days, he said: “I never watch my old matches because I am not interested. If someone sends me a short clip, then yes. I think cricket is very boring and I watch what I do because of my job (as a commentator) but cricket these days is very entertaining. Modern day cricket is very entertaining and different from our times.
Sunil Gavaskar, meanwhile, said it will be difficult for the BCCI to host the Indian Premier League if the ICC decided to go ahead with the T20 World Cup. The Indian Premier League had been indefinitely postponed after the Indian government announced a lockdown in March.
However, Covid-19 cases in India have been rapidly increasing everyday. In case things don’t get better, Gavaskar said BCCI should consider Sri Lanka or UAE as alternate venues to play the IPL.