Gavaskar is still scared of 'Bouncer and Beamer': Shastri

Gavaskar is still scared of 'Bouncer and Beamer': Shastri


"For someone who has never been bothered by bouncers and beamers hurled at him by rival fast bowlers, Gavaskar is very scared of dogs. Every time he come across my pets, 'Bouncer and Beamer', he breaks outs in sweat," Shastri wrote in a new book 'Sunil Gavaskar: Cricket's Little Master' as a tribute to mark the 60th birthday of the Mumbai batsman.

"They keep him on his toes all the time," he said.

Legendary England all rounder Ian Botham also confirmed Gavaskar's fear for dogs.

"One day he went to a phone booth outside Tauton. As he entered the booth, I kept a dog outside... Sunny was so scared of dogs that he stayed inside the booth for two hours," he said.

Gavaskar's another teammate, Arun Lal shared with readers that the highly successful cricketer took failures in his stride by singing songs.

"He handled failures brilliantly. He usually did so by singing songs and taking a long shower. That was his 'cooling down process'," he revealed.

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