Exercising the right to choose

Updated: 04 June 2012 14:25 IST

When Kerry Packer was signing up the top players from around the world for his rebel cricket series in the 1970s, Sunil Gavaskar, then India's leading batsman, gave it some thought. What convinced him to turn his back on Packer was the likelihood of never playing for India again. He was 28, at the height of his powers as an all-time great.

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