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Salaam Cricket 2019: Sunil Gavaskar would have smashed it all over the park in T20s, says Shane Warne

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 2, 2019UPDATED: June 2, 2019 17:08 IST Sunil Gavaskar and Shane Warne at Salaam Cricket 2019.HIGHLIGHTSShane Warne said Gavaskar would have found success in T20 cricketGavaskar said he’s thrilled when he watches a batsman hit a switch hit or a reverse-sweepGavaskar and Warne were speaking at Salaam Cricket 2019 at Lord’s, LondonSunil Gavaskar T20 cricket, Shane Warne, Salaam Cricket 2019, Salaam Cricket video, Sunil Gavaskar shots T20 cricket, Sunil Gavaskar 1983 World Cup, Shane Warne Viv Richards, Shane Warne Sunil Gavaskar Salaam CricketLegendary leg-spinner Shane Warne on Sunday said batting great Sunil Gavaskar would have easily adapted to the T20 generation, saying the former India opener would have smashed it all over the park in a T20 match.Speaking at Salaam Cricket 2019 at Lord’s in London, Shane Warne said cricketing greats would have easily adapted to the conditions and styles across the eras in the sport. He also insisted that he tries to refrain from comparing players from great players from different eras for this very reason.”Sunny [Gavaskar] would have adapted. He is a great player. If he were playing now, he would smash it all over the park. Great players adapt to whatever the scenario was,” Shane Warne told India Today Group Consulting Editor, Rajdeep Sardesai.Warne added: “The great players of any era would always adapt. That’s why they’re great. No matter what the conditions are and the style is, they would adapt. Look at Viv Richards, don’t you think he would adapt? Of course, he would.”Speaking about the change in mindset when it comes to playing attacking cricket in the modern era, Sunil Gavaskar said the modern-day cricketers are playing “attractive game”. Gavaskar also revealed he is thrilled to see a batsman playing a reverse sweep or a switch hit which were unknown to cricketers of his era.advertisement”I think it’s a very attractive game [modern-day cricket]. If you see most of the shots, they are proper cricketing shots. The only difference is they are playing lofted drives. That was our DNA, that was our upbringing, playing along the ground. Now the coaches tell you to go ahead, they tell to express yourselves,” Gavaskar, who shared the stage with Warne at Salaam Cricket 2019, said.”It’s thrilling to watch. The switch hit and the reverse sweep gets me off my chair every time. Because every time it was played, it gives me so much excitement.”ALSO READ | Salaam Cricket 2019: Shane Warne picks India, England as World Cup 2019 favouritesALSO READ | Salaam Cricket 2019: Full guest list, session names and timingFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNayanika Sengupta Tags :Follow Salaam Cricket 2019Follow Cricket World Cup 2019 Salaam Cricket 2019: Sunil Gavaskar would have smashed it all over the park in T20s, says Shane WarneAustralia great Shane Warne talked up Sunil Gavaskar’s chances of finding success had he played T20 cricket. Warne insisted that great players from any era find a way to adapt and succeed, regardless of the conditions and the style of cricket.advertisementlast_img

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