Rohan Sunil Gavaskar Profile
Carrying the weight of being a legendary cricketer's not-so-successful son will always be a difficult task for anyone. Rohan Gavaskar may forever have to bear the brunt of not being as famous as his father, Sunil Gavaskar.
Unlike Sunil, Rohan's left-handed batting is more of an attacking nature, and he bowls slow-left arm orthodox spin. To compare him with his father would be unfair, but even as we look at him from an individualistic point of view, Rohan has failed to make it big on the international stage; except for his first-class average that gave him the hopes of a dream debut for India. An integral part of the Bengal cricket team, his spin bowling has often come in handy for his side, picking crucial wickets. He also captained Bengal for two seasons, but was unable to lead the team to success. The southpaw was in national contention for a long time and eventually got a chance in 2004, when he replaced an injured Mohammad Kaif in an ODI against Australia. But, lack of impressive showing resulted in him being axed from the subsequent tour to Pakistan.
Despite being given chances aplenty, Rohan could not live up to the expectations of the selectors and was consequently sidelined from international cricket. He then joined hands with the rebel league in 2007, representing Kolkata. However, in 2009 the BCCI granted him amnesty and he was back to the official league. Rohan was signed by the IPL franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2010 edition.