SUNIL GAVASKAR FULL OF PRAISE FOR SHANAKA’S HEROICS IN THE T 20’s
Former India Captain Sunil Gavaskar was full of praise for the efforts of Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka in the two T20Is played in two consecutive days in Dharamsala on Saturday and Sunday.
Gavaskar seemed quite impressed by Shanaka›s power-hitting and made a big statement about his future in the sport. Shanaka, who remained unbeaten on 47 and 74 runs, respectively, in the last two T20Is, was tipped by Gavaskar to be on the “radar of just about every franchise” following his latest heroics.
“I am really surprised that he has not been picked up by any of the IPL franchises because maybe the performance before that was not very good. But looking at his batting performances yesterday and today, and the fact that he can bowl a few overs as well means that he will be on the radar of just about every franchise in case there is an injury, in case there is a replacement player required,” Gavaskar said during the mid-match show on Star Sports.