Cricket legend Gavaskar foresees India’s emergence as a sporting powerhouse, applauds rising stars and highlights the trail forward
Legendary Sunil Gavaskar believes India will emerge as a ‘sporting nation’ inside 10-15 years, praising the feats of Neeraj Chopra, R Praggnanandhaa, and HS Prannoy. Chopra just lately secured India’s first gold on the World Athletics Championships, whereas Praggnanandhaa reached the World Cup ultimate at simply 18 years outdated. Prannoy’s World Championships bronze, together with a victory over world No. 1 Viktor Axelsen, additional showcased India’s sporting prowess.
Gavaskar, named the principal advisor of Midwicket Stories, highlighted the rising variety of sports activities protection, resulting in the rise of recent stars. He expressed his pleasure witnessing Chopra’s triumph in Budapest and recalled his elation in the course of the Tokyo Olympics when he sang ‘Mere desh ki dharti sona ugle…’ whereas in England.
Gavaskar predicted that India’s evolving publicity to varied sports activities would form it right into a outstanding sporting nation just like the United States and Australia. He famous the importance of Chopra’s achievements in motivating others to pursue javelin throwing.
The cricket icon expressed optimism about Praggnanandhaa’s potential, envisioning a future stuffed with accolades for the younger chess prodigy.
Gavaskar emphasised the significance of contemplating Sri Lanka’s formidable presence within the Asia Cup, past the basic India-Pakistan rivalry. He declined to choose World Cup semifinal favorites, focusing solely on India’s efficiency.
Regarding participant workload administration, Gavaskar harassed the importance of permitting gamers with minor accidents to relaxation to forestall aggravation.
He highlighted the position of gamers and physiotherapists in understanding their our bodies and making knowledgeable choices about restoration.