The Fisherman’s Son

Here’s a piece of trivia ( the sort that if you shared with a member of the KQA , you would get, “Everyone knows that, man!”) :

According to his biography, Sunil Gavaskar was exchanged with a fisherman’s son – some kind of confusion about the crib – but an uncle retrieved him just in time.

The biographer notes: Gavaskar “sometimes muses on the possibilities of fishing in Mahim, if not for the doctor.”

I wonder if sometimes, in the still of the night, Gavaskar also muses: What if I am the fisherman’s son? What if the real Sunil is casting a net out into an ocean somewhere? ?

Who is the real Sunil Gavaskar? Who, I wonder, is the fisherman’s son?

April 16, 2009 | 1:38 am | By Dr Shyam Bhat