Free Press Journal
  • Sunil Gavaskar reminds Ravi Shastri of India’s past overseas record

    London: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar has reminded Ravi Shastri that India had won Test series in West Indies and England, a day after the under-fire coach claimed his side has better overseas record than teams of the last 15-20 years.

  • Imran takes oath as Pakistan Prime Minister

    Islamabad : Imran Khan was sworn in as Pakistan’s new prime minister on Saturday, officially taking over the charge of power in the corruption-affected country nearly 22 years after the former cricket hero entered politics to transform the corruption-affected country into an Islamic welfare state.

  • Sachin terms Wadekar’s demise as personal loss

    Mumbai : Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Friday paid rich tributes to Ajit Wadekar and said the demise of the former India captain was an “irreparable and personal loss” for him. Wadekar passed away at a South Mumbai hospital on August 15 at the age of 77 after prolonged illness.

  • My captain no more, but will always be with me: Sunil Gavaskar

    New Delhi : ‘Sunil, sorry, he is no more’. Those devastating words conveyed to me that ‘my captain’ Ajit Wadekar had passed away. Just a little while earlier, I was trying to help put him in the car to rush him to the hospital since the ambulance was going to take another 15 minutes to arrive and even then it looked like it was a hopeless battle.

  • BCCI condoles demise of Ajit Wadekar

    New Delhi : The BCCI on Thursday condoled the demise of former captain Ajit Wadekar, calling him the “renaissance man” of Indian cricket whose departure has left a big void. Wadekar, who led India to their first overseas Test series wins in England and the West Indies, passed away Wednesday night after prolonged illness. He was 77. Wadekar is survived by his wife Rekha, two sons and a daughter.

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    Sidhu likely to attend Imran’s swearing-in, Gavaskar may miss

    Chandigarh : Punjab minister and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu is likely to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan as the new prime minister for which he has received an invitation.

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    Imran Khan to take oath as Pakistan Prime Minister on August 18: party leader

    Islamabad: Imran Khan will take the oath as Pakistan’s Prime Minister on August 18, a senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader said today. Senator Faisal Javed also tweeted that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party led by Khan has invited Indian cricketers Kapil Dev, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sunil Gavaskar to attend the oath taking ceremony of the cricketer-turned-politician. “Imran Khan to take oath as Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the 18th Aug 2018 inshALLAH (if

  • Don’t compare Hardik Pandya with Kapil Dev, says Sunil Gavaskar

    New Delhi : Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Monday rubbished comparisons between Kapil Dev and Hardik Pandya, saying the legendary all-rounder is a once-in-a century cricketer and cannot be compared to anyone. Batting great Gavaskar was not at all amused when asked about the tendency among some experts to compare the two.

  • India vs England: Gavaskar to Naseer Hussain, read veteran cricketers’ advise for team India after losing 1st Test

    After India registered a close defeat by 31 runs against England in the first Test match at Birmingham, many veteran cricketers gave various advices to the Indian team. Former cricket legends like Sunil Gavaskar, Nasser Hussain, Ian Chappell, Mike Brearley and Trevor Bayliss shared their opinions on India’s performance in the first Test.

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    Is this why Imran Khan invited Sidhu, Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar to oath-taking ceremony?

    Former cricketer and Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said on Wednesday, August 1, that he has accepted the invitation extended by Imran Khan for attending his swearing-in ceremony as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Sidhu said he would travel to Pakistan to attend the swearing-in of Khan as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. He was quoted saying, “It is (a) great honour, and I accept the invitation. Men of genius are

  • Sunil Gavaskar Birthday Special! 5 amusing facts to know about the little master

    Sunil Gavaskar was the first man to get 10,000 runs in Tests, and had most number of Test hundreds (34), before Sachin Tendulkar overtook him. He is one of India’s and Test cricket’s greatest openers, first Indian, barring wicket-keepers to take 100 catches in Test cricket. Apart from being on various prominent cricket committees is an analyst and noted commentator. On his birthday, here are the five things you should know about