Geoffrey Boycott hopes to host Sunil Gavaskar in his new 38-room mansion
Geoffrey Boycott recently bought a 38-room mansion in Leeds © Getty Image
Jul 25, 2014
Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott recently bought a 38-room mansion in Leeds (West Yorkshire) and has showed intention of hosting former India captain Sunil Gavaskar when India meet England at Headingley for the fifth One-Day International on September five. Earlier, Boycott had a farmhouse that had a golf course, tennis court and fountain. However, he sold it and bought a mansion at Leeds. “I will be happy to host Sunil for as many days he wants to stay,” Boycott was quoted as saying by MiD-DAY.
Gavaskar had given Boycott tickets to watch Indian Premier League (IPL) in Dubai earlier this year. Boycott now wants to take the opportunity and host the former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) interim-president at his mansion. “We played together and now we are doing commentary together. My dear friend has got a very good cricketing brain. He gave me tickets to watch IPL matches in Dubai earlier this year, so it’s my turn to look after him when he visits Yorkshire.”
On the other hand, Gavaskar said, “I am happy to know Geoffrey is inviting me. But, I would like to know what he does with 38 rooms because you can’t use more than one room at night!” To which, Boycott replied, “I will take him to all the rooms to show why I need them.” Gavaskar poked fun saying that even if Boycott provided a bedroom each to “his daughter, her husband, his wife and a couple of rooms to staff members of the household, there were still 32 rooms that would lie empty.” Few years back, the pair hosted The Sunny and Boycs Show.