1. Geetha says:

    April 20, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Many Masters, Many Lessons…..

    Dear Mr. Banerjee,

    You have earned my undying gratitude by writing about the Original Little Master and Wall, Sunny Gavaskar! How can anybody forget the way Gavaskar handled – with great aplomb and sometimes with a touch of disdain too? – all the furious deliveries that Malcolm Marshall and Co., Lillee and Thomson, Lever and Old, Imran and Sarfraz and other renowned fast bowlers hurled at him? And let’s not forget that he accomplished all this sans a helmet too!

    And the ‘famous walk-out’ incident at the MCG in 1981 proved beyond doubt that this fearless, gentleman competitor did not care for being abused in an unfair manner.

    Thank you very much for sharing these leadership lessons from the Great Master!



  2. Kalyan K. Banerjee says:

    April 20, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Thanks, Geetha. And Gavaskar did all this at a time when Indians, specially Indian sport, were not used to success, and did not find enough to celebrate. In a way, he built the foundations of national pride.

  3. Lubna says:

    April 23, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing this, Kalyan.

  4. Raghavendra Kulkarni says:

    April 26, 2010 at 1:26 am

    Dear Mr Banerjee,
    A great way to share the lessons with specific references. Indeed, cricket(for that matter any sport) does teach one a lot. Thanks for sharing in these lessons.

  5. Vinay says:

    May 28, 2010 at 6:37 am

    We must never forget the qualities of Sunny. Apart from his cricket, he is a great human being with amazing sense of humor & intellegence..
    Sunny can be hero/idol in many ways not only to young cricketers but all those who aim to become pleasnt, nice person in life..

  6. Sandeep Ganguly says:

    May 31, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Sir, thanks for sharing this. Just dropping in a few lines to let you know. You are still a source of learning for me. Thanks a lot.

  7. abhay says:

    May 31, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Thanks for sharing this Kalyan :-) The name Gavaskar itself creates so much awe that never cared to think about the man behind the name!! He is truely a great guy.

  8. Nagendra says:

    November 19, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Dear Kalyan,
    Thanks for sharing this. Though I am late to respond, better late than never. Gavaskar’s innings were always looked up by others in Test matches. His ability to tackle the great West Indian bowlers with ease was well appreciated. His famed battles with Imran Khan and Richard Hadlee were the talk of the town then.We used to hear ball to ball commentary on the small transistors then and were thrilled whenever he hit a century. Thanks once again sharing the leadership lessons.

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