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Sunil Gavaskar predicts IPL debut for an emerging Sri Lankan star

Sunil Gavaskar has questioned the absence of Dasun Shanaka in IPL. The former cricketing legend heaped praise on the Sri Lankan captain.

The efforts of Dasun Shanaka against the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Siraj, and Avesh Khan were pretty visible as the Sri Lankan captain put up a great show against the powerful bowling lineup. His batting figures of 47 & 74 runs in the last two T20Is have set the ball rolling in the perspective of former cricketing legend, Sunil Gavaskar. Sunil Gavaskar said, “I am really surprised that he has not been picked up by any of the IPL franchises because maybe the performance before that was not very good. But looking at his batting performances yesterday and today, and the fact that he can bowl a few overs as well means that he will be on the radar of just about every franchise in case there is an injury, in case there is a replacement player required,” Gavaskar said during the mid-match show on Star Sports.

He further added, “Because the way he has scored was against a top Indian attack — yesterday he scored against Bumrah and Bhuvaneshwar, and today you are talking about the youngsters like Mohammed Siraj and Avesh [Khan]. To get the runs the way he has done means that he is a special, special player.”