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Gavaskar names one team he would have liked to play for in the IPL

Sunil Gavaskar in IPL

Sunil Gavaskar, one of the greatest batters of all time, retired before T20 cricket took over the world. Despite never having played a T20 game, the 73-year-old has always been close to the sport as an expert and commentator.

Sunil Gavaskar made an interesting disclosure recently as the Indian Premier League (IPL) celebrated its 16th birthday. The veteran Indian batter recently revealed which clubs he would have loved to have played for.

Gavaskar also mentioned wanting to share a dressing room with Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni.

“Mumbai Indians, who else? If not, then I would like to play for Chennai Super Kings. Chennai Super Kings for two reasons, firstly, the Chennai owners are passionate about cricket; they have done so much for the sport. Srinivasan sir has done a lot for cricket,”

Gavaskar told Star Sports.

“And the second big reason would be to sit in the dressing room with MS Dhoni and see how he captains the team. Is he as calm and composed in the dressing room as he is on the field? Does he lose his cool when someone has dropped a catch or somebody didn’t back up a fielder? That’s what I would like to know,”

he added.

Furthermore, Gavaskar discussed the players he would have liked to see play in the IPL. The renowned Indian batter identified several of his teammates, even claiming that their playstyle would have been appropriate for the T20 game.

“Look, a batsman I would like to see would be Sandeep Patil; there is only one all-rounder who I would choose — Kapil Dev; for the bowler, I would like to see BS Chandrashekhar play in the T20 format because his bowling action was not suited only for test cricket but one-day cricket and T20 cricket would also be easy for him,”

Gavaskar said.

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