Sachin Tendulkar and others pay tribute to ‘hero’ Sunil Gavaskar on 50th anniversary of batting icon’s Test debut
Sunil Gavaskar took the the cricketing world by storm 50 years ago when he scored 774 runs in his debut series against the West Indies.
To prove his point, Laxman cited the example of Steve Smith's trouble against Ashwin during India's recent tour Down Under.
India vs England: Former cricketers feel Motera pitch not ideal for Test match, Sunil Gavaskar thinks otherwise
Gavaskar said the overtly defensive mindset of the batsmen was responsible for their dismissals as most of them got out to straighter deliveries.
Dravid holds the world record for facing most balls in Test history, besides playing the longest Test innings for India when he batted for over 12 hours to score a career-best 270 against Pakistan in 2004.
India vs Australia: If Rohit Sharma sees through new ball, a big hundred is on the cards, says VVS Laxman
Laxman feels struggling opener Mayank Agarwal, who has scores of 17, 9, 0, 5 in the first two matches, will make way for Rohit in the Sydney Test, starting Thursday.
Australia opted to bat in MCG Test but it was India that seized the initiative on Day 1 with Ajinkya Rahane shuffling his bowlers smartly to keep the hosts under the pump.
India vs Australia: Virat Kohli's a perfect role model but captaincy still a work in progress, says VVS Laxman
Laxman said Kohli leads by example as far as work ethic is concerned but tends to be a bit defensive in field settings besides the issue of changing the squad too often.
India vs Australia: From Cheteshwar Pujara's 193 to Virat Kohli's 141, top Test knocks by an Indian on Aussie soil
Ahead of the much-awaited Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Check out the top 10 Test knocks by an Indian on Australian soil
Birthway wishes pour in for former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh as he turns 39 today.
Parthiv Patel made his Test debut at the age of 17 and played 65 international games for the country. He scored 1,696 runs across formats with 934 runs coming in the longest format of the game.
India vs Australia: Ravi Shastri should have updated Virat Kohli on Rohit Sharma's injury status, says Gautam Gambhir
Ahead of the start of the ODI series against Australia, India captain Kohli didn't hide his displeasure at Rohit's injury being subject of speculation, stating that "confusion and lack of clarity" has led to the team management playing a "waiting game" on his availability.
VVS Laxman turns 46: Suresh Raina, Gautam Gambhir and others pour in wishes for former India batting hero
The cricketing fraternity joined in wishing VVS Laxman as the former batsman turned 46.
After retirement from cricket, Gambhir joined Bharatiya Janata Party and became a member of Lok Sabha after winning in the 2019 general elections from East Delhi constituency.
IPL 2020: Quality of cricket will not be affected by lack of fans, says Sunrisers Hyderabad's VVS Laxman
Moved out of India due to the health crisis, the 13th edition of the IPL will be played across the three venues of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah in the UAE from 19 September to 10 November
Australian legend Shane Warne recently went on record by saying that a crucial decision might have cost them 2001 Kolkata Test.
Pathan, who retired from all forms cricket in January this year, feels that it won't be a bad idea if he, along with the likes of Dhoni, Raina, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid play a 'Farewell Game' against the current Indian side.
Laxman said the former wicket-keeper batsman has set an example for future generation of cricketers with his conduct and contribution to the game.
Aakash Chopra said he believes that Virat Kohli-led team could not win the 2019 World Cup because India did not have a winning side.
Yuvraj Singh has played 40 Tests and 304 ODIs for India. He has scored over 10,000 runs across the two formats of the game.