Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar was lucky to escape unhurt in a car crash while travelling from Manchester to London on Sunday after the completion of the third Test between India and England.
According to media reports, Gavaskar, who is part of the Sky Sports commentary team, was seated in a Jaguar with fellow-commentator Mark Nicholas and his close friend Chandresh Patel when he met with the accident.
It is learnt that the legendary opener was sitting on the left side of the rear while Nicholas was sitting beside the driver when a car coming from the opposite end collided with their Jaguar.
Gavaskar's driver, who had reportedly dozed off, was slow to react on a wet road and a late manoeuvre did avoid a head-on clash but the speeding vehicle slammed onto the other car. It was Gavaskar who had to shout to get the drowsy driver back in his senses as the others were also fast asleep.