Late Ranil Abeynaike ‘a true gentleman’ says Sunil Gavaskar

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Gavaskar speaks at a MoneyGram event in Canada on August 7, 2012. Pictures by Mahesh Abeyewardene

Sunil Gavaskar the veteran Indian opening batsman in an exclusive interview with the Sri Lanka Reporter on Tuesday here in Canada said his close friend and fellow cricket commentator late Ranil Abeynaike was excellent in reporting the pitch condition prior to a game. Abeynaike passed away last February in Colombo.

Sadden by the sudden death of Ranil Abeynaike his fellow commentator in international cricket Gavaskar said this man was a true gentleman and easily one of the best in the world who could give an accurate assessment of any wicket in addition to his wonderful commentaries.

Ranil Abeyenake seen here in October 2008 near Toronto, Canada p

Ranil Abeynaike seen here in October 2008 near Toronto, Canada preparing for live commentary during a T20 tournament.

Gavaskar who is on an assignment with MoneyGram in a competition known as ‘In Search of the Ultimate Cricket Fan’. Starting August 8, cricket fans will have the chance to win a trip to watch and cover the ICC World T20 in Sri Lanka for MoneyGram.