Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri, on Wednesday, unveiled Sunil Gavaskar’s portrait at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Shastri unveiled the former Indian skipper’s portrait on the eve of the third Test of the four-match Test series of the Gavaskar-Border Trophy to be put at display at the Bowral Museum.
Speaking to the BCCI, Shastri praised the legendary cricketer and expressed he was honoured to get the opportunity to unveil his portrait.
“He (Gavaskar) is easily the best opening batsman I have ever seen. I had the privilege to play under him and you know to watch the master technician. Nothing fazed him and 13 hundreds against the West Indies itself is beautiful.
“In his prime, he was called the Mumbai Bradman. When he was getting all those hundreds, in that era to reach 34 hundred and 13 hundred against the West Indies, it’s fabulous. For me, it’s a great honour.”
The Indian coach also launched the book ”India’s 71-Year Test: The Journey to Triumph in Australia”. It is a book that accounts for India’s cricket journey in Australia. It contains over 200 pictures.
“It was an honour because the history of Indian cricket and Australian cricket goes deep. I was fascinated after reading the first four or five chapters of this book,” Shastri said.