Sunil Gavaskar Loses Close Family Member, Leaves Commentary Duty For 2nd Test Midway

Written by Toshi Pawar

Renowned Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar had to travel to Kanpur from Visakhapatnam on Friday following the unfortunate demise of his mother-in-law. Gavaskar, who was in the coastal city fulfilling his commentary duties for the second Test between India and England, departed on Day 1 of the match. On Friday afternoon, he headed to Kanpur to be with his wife, Marshneil Gavaskar, and their family during this difficult time.

In the year 2022, Sunil Gavaskar experienced the loss of his mother, Meena Gavaskar, who passed away due to age-related issues at the age of 95. The influential figure played a significant role in the upbringing of the Indian cricket maestro.

Interestingly, Gavaskar was fulfilling commentary duties in Dhaka for an India vs Bangladesh Test when his mother breathed her last in December 2022.

Having played 125 Tests and accumulated 10,122 runs, along with 3,092 runs in 108 ODIs, Gavaskar stands as one of the most esteemed voices in world cricket. Post his retirement, he has been actively involved in various roles in cricket administration, including serving as the interim president of the BCCI in the past.

Coming to the match, India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first against Ben Stokes-led England in the second Test match of the five-game series at Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium on Friday. Rajat Patidar received his maiden Test cap by former pacer Zaheer Khan in Visakhapatnam.

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