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Gavaskar feels Godbole`s teaching will help Mumbai and Indian cricket to enhance

Gavaskar feels Godbole`s teaching will help Mumbai and Indian cricket to enhance


Sunil Gavaskar has all the time been recognized for his farsightedness, one of many qualities that performed a task in him changing into the primary batsman to succeed in 10,000 Test runs. On Sunday, at Raja Shivaji Vidyalaya, Dadar (East), he didn’t must look too far to dwell on his early days—the close by Dadar Union Sporting Club.

Speaking on the launch of ex-Mumbai U-22 coach Vilas Godbole’s e book, Cricket Coaching and Beyond, Gavaskar remarked: “I received the chance to open the innings with him [Godbole] for Dadar Union. We used to speak in between overs and I got here to know that he was not solely eager on his personal batting, but in addition noticed others’ batting and used to inform them the strengths and weaknesses of opposing bowlers.”

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Gavaskar additionally recalled Godbole’s first-class debut for Bombay  (towards Ceylon on the Brabourne Stadium in 1965). “He [Godbole] performed a hook shot on the very first ball towards the Sri Lankan quick bowler. And then, two years in the past [against England in 2021], his ward Suryakumar Yadav too hit a six by a flick on the very first ball in worldwide cricket.”

Godbole has been lively in cricket teaching for the final 5 many years and Gavaskar desires him to enhance the temperament and psychological energy of Mumbai and India gamers. “If you wish to play at the next stage, temperament is kind of vital. If you will have superb approach, however missing in temperament, I don’t assume a participant will attain the highest stage. And for that, teaching and psychological teaching are obligatory, the place coaches like Vilas are should. Vilas, now you are able to do teaching [to] the coaches and train them, which is not going to solely assist Mumbai however India as nicely, to enhance [cricketers] temperament and psychological energy,” Gavaskar mentioned.

Former Mumbai captains Sanjay Manjrekar and Shishir Hattangadi, Mumbai chief selector Raju Kulkarni, BCCI treasurer Ashish Shelar, Commissioner of Mumbai Police Vivek Phansalkar, ex-BCCI administrator Prof Ratnakar Shetty, ex-India cricketers Sanjay Bangar and Nilesh Kulkarni have been additionally current on the operate.

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