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‘To sit in the dressing room with MS Dhoni’ – Sunil Gavaskar on why he would have liked to play for CSK in IPL

'To sit in the dressing room with MS Dhoni' - Sunil Gavaskar on why he would have liked to play for CSK in IPL

Sunil Gavaskar and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

One of the greatest batters of all time, Sunil Gavaskar, retired well before T20 cricket took over world cricket by a storm. However, despite never playing a T20 game, the 73-year-old has always been in close proximity to the sport as an expert and commentator.

Recently, as the Indian Premier League (IPL) celebrated its 16th birthday, Sunil Gavaskar made an interesting revelation and reflected on what teams he would have liked to have played for. Gavaskar also talked about wanting to have shared the dressing room with Chennai Super Kings skipper 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.

Only one all-rounder who I would choose – Kapil Dev: Gavaskar

Furthermore, Gavaskar also talked about the players that he would have loved to see play in the IPL. The legendary Indian batter named a number of his teammates, even opining that their playstyle would have suited 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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