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Sunil Gavaskar awarded SJFI Gold Medal; Gavaskar said that it was the print media that placed him in the minds of the people

Thiruvananthapuram: Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, the world’s greatest batsman and lit grasp of followers, was awarded the gold medal by the Sports activities Journalists Federation of India (SJFI). The SJFI medal was offered by former BCCI secretary SK Nair and BCCI joint secretary Jayesh George at a operate held in Thiruvananthapuram. A quotation and honorary life membership of SJFI together with the medal was awarded.

SJFI All India President and Senior Media Employee A. Vinod presided. Former Indian cricketer, coach and outstanding commentator Ravi Shastri was additionally felicitated on the event. Honorary Life Membership was additionally given to Ravi Shastri.

Sunil Gavaskar mentioned that the contribution of journalists to his rise as a cricketer is immeasurable and at a time when sports activities have gotten vital in life, media, sports activities personalities and authorities ought to work collectively and it’ll take the game to new heights.

He mentioned that he was very comfortable to obtain such recognition from the All India Affiliation of Media Professionals. Even when there was no tv, it was print media that established itself within the minds of the folks. He recalled that he could not sleep the evening his identify appeared within the newspaper for the primary time. When Harisheel scored 30 runs unbeaten at school cricket in Mumbai, his identify was changed by Sunil Vagavaskar with G. He recalled that it was printed as Sunil. He obtained followers all around the world by means of the pen of well-known journalists. When he retired from cricket and began writing articles within the media, he realized that journalism is such a accountability. He additionally mentioned that he feels lucky to have maintained good friendships with all of the sports activities journalists of his time.

Ravi Shastri, who used to play cricket earlier than the arrival of visible media, mentioned that the print media is behind the popularity of the brand new era and for sportspersons, media is part of their lives. He mentioned that we at all times have respect for the print media, which has created an everlasting picture for us within the minds of the folks. His mom had minimize out all of the newspaper reviews about him. Shastri mentioned that it’s nonetheless saved as a e book.

Badminton legend Prakash Padukone and tennis legend Vijay Amrit Raj have additionally gained the Gold Medal of the SJFI, which was established on February 27, 1976 at Eden Gardens, West Bengal. SJFI Joint Secretary R. Kaushik, Vice Presidents Vikas Pandey, Sambeet Mohapatra, Prashant Kheni, Kerala Cricket Affiliation President Sajan Varghese, Worldwide Desk Tennis Competitors Supervisor N. Ganesan and others participated.

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