Gavaskar, who is regarded as Satya Sai’s staunch aficionado, is an often visitor to Puttaparthi. Gavaskar visited Baba several times. He was also present during the final rites of Satya Sai Baba. Sunil Gavaskar’s visit to Puttaparthi this time gained much prominence as the ace cricketer visited just a day (Saturday) after Supreme Court announced him to take over the reigns of World’s powerful Cricket Board BCCI and asking incumbent president N. Srinivasan to step out.
What’s irony is Gavaskar shed his tears at Satya Sai Baba’s idol during this visit. Apparently, Gavaskar was very much thankful to Satya Sai for this “elevation” to BCCI top slot. As part of his gratitude, Gavaskar said to be visited Satya Sai’s pilgrimage. That’s Gavaskar’s bonding with Satya Sai Baba and Puttaparthi.