Good to know i am in the team: Sunny
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar is happy to be a part of Dickie Bird’s all-time Test XI even as some former cricketers called the ex-English umpire’s composition as ‘biased’ and ‘ill-balanced’. ‘Dickie has been one of the most respected and popular umpires in the game, so it’s good to know that I am in his team,’ avaskar said. Besides the omission of Tendulkar and Bradman, Bird’s team did not have greats like Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting as well as the West Indian fast bowlers Malcolm Marshall, Andy Roberts, Joel Garner and Michael Holding. Others in the team, named by Bird in an interview with London newspaper ‘The Telegraph’ ahead of his 80th birthday Friday, are Imran Khan, Barry Richards, Vivian Richards, Greg Chappell, Graeme Pollock, Gary Sobers, Alan Knott, Shane Warne, Dennis Lillee and Lance Gibbs.