Mumbai’s Dadar Union SC gets new pavilion

Sunil Gavaskar was one of the many famous alumni of Dadar Union © Getty Images

Mumbai: Dec 24, 2012
Dadar Union Sports Club, which has produced legendary cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar and Dilip Vengsarkar, got a new pavilion — something that was long overdue.

“I remember Ian Chappell had come to our club to see where Sunil Gavaskar used to play and he was shocked to see the shed and said it would collapse. I told him it has been the same way for years and it hasn’t collapsed, so don’t worry,” former Mumbai coach Vasu Paranjpe said at a club event last night.

The club remained in a sorry state for many years and was refurbished largely by the efforts of Dilip Vengsarkar, who wanted to restore the glory of the club.

“We all talked about doing something for the club. But that is all we did. Talk. But Dilip did what none of us could,” former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar said.

Vengsarkar said that the club with its new look will motivate the players and help the club rule the Kanga League division in the near future, like it did in the ’70s.