India news August 12, 2014

Gavaskar, Nicholas escape unhurt in road accident

ESPNcricinfo staff
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Sunil Gavaskar, the former India captain, and Mark Nicholas, the former Hampshire player, have been in a road accident while travelling from Manchester to London between the fourth and fifth Investec Tests, but went unhurt.

According to Mid-Day, Gavaskar and Nicholas, fellow Channel 5 commentators, were being driven in a Jaguar to London with a friend, when their car collided with a car coming from the opposite direction.

Reportedly, the Jaguar's driver was slow to react on a wet road, but managed to pull off a late manoeuvre to avoid a head-on collision although still hit another vehicle.

Though the Jaguar was badly damaged, all its passengers went unhurt, but were reportedly shaken. "God has saved us. There was torrential rain and our car was being driven very fast. Thankfully, no one was hurt although the accident was very, very scary," Gavaskar told Mid-Day. "I was visibly shaken after the accident."

It is understood that despite the car being damaged, it was able to take its occupants to the nearest train station, where they boarded a train for London.

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  • on August 13, 2014, 19:11 GMT

    Good to hear that all are fine

  • mAgez on August 13, 2014, 13:37 GMT

    Alham do Lillah you guys are safe from this horrible incident. No body can go before ones time.

  • YorkshirePudding on August 13, 2014, 12:13 GMT

    Great to hear no one was injured in the accident.

  • YogifromNY on August 13, 2014, 12:07 GMT

    Thank God they are safe. Two great thinkers of the game, and beloved of the fans.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on August 13, 2014, 4:52 GMT

    @Jose Puliampatta, I second your thoughts. Some sickening statements indeed!

    @PrasPunter, good post mate. Loved it! BTW, he here!

    Let us celebrate more of Sunny G's unbeaten inning, thanks to the dropped catch by Yama and let us enjoy more of Mark N's Mr. Anderson troll ;)! Cheers to both of them and to all the persons in both the cars. They live-on to tell some more stories to their kids, grandkids and to the world. Celebrating life is so special!

  • srikanths on August 13, 2014, 4:28 GMT

    Thank God, the original little master (plus Mark Nicholas ..) got a reprieve where it matters most. Yama dropped the catch , thankfully.Let the innings continue ,he shud get his 35 th Century.

  • satishrk on August 13, 2014, 4:22 GMT

    Glad to know that both are safe. But, saw some comments where they are concerned about one of the survivors, and naming it. Guys, avoid your bias atleast in these situations.. all are human beings.

  • on August 13, 2014, 0:13 GMT

    Even in a grave situation like this, some are relived about the safety of one or the other of the passengers; not all. It is quite sickening to read such posts. Biases, even in the face of potential loss of lives !

  • on August 12, 2014, 22:18 GMT

    Poor Jaguar...

  • Kays789 on August 12, 2014, 19:27 GMT

    Glad that Mark Nicholas was safe and unhurt.

  • on August 13, 2014, 19:11 GMT

    Good to hear that all are fine

  • mAgez on August 13, 2014, 13:37 GMT

    Alham do Lillah you guys are safe from this horrible incident. No body can go before ones time.

  • YorkshirePudding on August 13, 2014, 12:13 GMT

    Great to hear no one was injured in the accident.

  • YogifromNY on August 13, 2014, 12:07 GMT

    Thank God they are safe. Two great thinkers of the game, and beloved of the fans.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on August 13, 2014, 4:52 GMT

    @Jose Puliampatta, I second your thoughts. Some sickening statements indeed!

    @PrasPunter, good post mate. Loved it! BTW, he here!

    Let us celebrate more of Sunny G's unbeaten inning, thanks to the dropped catch by Yama and let us enjoy more of Mark N's Mr. Anderson troll ;)! Cheers to both of them and to all the persons in both the cars. They live-on to tell some more stories to their kids, grandkids and to the world. Celebrating life is so special!

  • srikanths on August 13, 2014, 4:28 GMT

    Thank God, the original little master (plus Mark Nicholas ..) got a reprieve where it matters most. Yama dropped the catch , thankfully.Let the innings continue ,he shud get his 35 th Century.

  • satishrk on August 13, 2014, 4:22 GMT

    Glad to know that both are safe. But, saw some comments where they are concerned about one of the survivors, and naming it. Guys, avoid your bias atleast in these situations.. all are human beings.

  • on August 13, 2014, 0:13 GMT

    Even in a grave situation like this, some are relived about the safety of one or the other of the passengers; not all. It is quite sickening to read such posts. Biases, even in the face of potential loss of lives !

  • on August 12, 2014, 22:18 GMT

    Poor Jaguar...

  • Kays789 on August 12, 2014, 19:27 GMT

    Glad that Mark Nicholas was safe and unhurt.

  • on August 12, 2014, 18:59 GMT

    Good God!! 2 essentially thinkers of the game of Cricket!!! Sunny Bhai and Mark Bro...great luck. You both are good persons and you survived, that's the relief.

  • on August 12, 2014, 18:43 GMT

    well sunny sir god won't hurt any one , unless the person hurt's others. but god's keep them like u in special care ,hope u r fine nd enjoy ur job of commentary... alll the best

  • crickketlover on August 12, 2014, 14:51 GMT

    Thank God! How fortunate we all are to have both of them safe.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on August 12, 2014, 13:46 GMT

    Glad to note that everybody is safe. Cheers!

  • on August 12, 2014, 12:32 GMT

    Thank God for his kindness. Mr SG and Mr Mark, God bless you both.

  • on August 12, 2014, 12:19 GMT

    God bless that these people were unhurt. It would have been a tragedy for cricket fans and all Indians had something happened to Sunil.

  • on August 12, 2014, 11:53 GMT

    when Indian cricket is in a shambles, it is fortunate we have one of Indian cricket's greatest icons come out unscathed. Thanks be to the Lord!

  • on August 12, 2014, 11:50 GMT

    Glad that Sunny and Mark are unhurt.

  • on August 12, 2014, 11:48 GMT

    great sunny my best wishes to u i hope u r o.k

  • VenkyNarayan on August 12, 2014, 11:30 GMT

    God Bless Sunny. All our best wishes with you.

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  • VenkyNarayan on August 12, 2014, 11:30 GMT

    God Bless Sunny. All our best wishes with you.

  • on August 12, 2014, 11:48 GMT

    great sunny my best wishes to u i hope u r o.k

  • on August 12, 2014, 11:50 GMT

    Glad that Sunny and Mark are unhurt.

  • on August 12, 2014, 11:53 GMT

    when Indian cricket is in a shambles, it is fortunate we have one of Indian cricket's greatest icons come out unscathed. Thanks be to the Lord!

  • on August 12, 2014, 12:19 GMT

    God bless that these people were unhurt. It would have been a tragedy for cricket fans and all Indians had something happened to Sunil.

  • on August 12, 2014, 12:32 GMT

    Thank God for his kindness. Mr SG and Mr Mark, God bless you both.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on August 12, 2014, 13:46 GMT

    Glad to note that everybody is safe. Cheers!

  • crickketlover on August 12, 2014, 14:51 GMT

    Thank God! How fortunate we all are to have both of them safe.

  • on August 12, 2014, 18:43 GMT

    well sunny sir god won't hurt any one , unless the person hurt's others. but god's keep them like u in special care ,hope u r fine nd enjoy ur job of commentary... alll the best

  • on August 12, 2014, 18:59 GMT

    Good God!! 2 essentially thinkers of the game of Cricket!!! Sunny Bhai and Mark Bro...great luck. You both are good persons and you survived, that's the relief.