Former India opener Anshuman Gaekwad considers himself lucky. None of his awards or trophies were stolen by thieves, who broke into his bungalow on the outskirts of Vadodara in the early hours of Sunday and decamped with Rs 16,000
“Perhaps, they were only interested in money. All my trophies, awards and medals I won during my career are intact,” he said from Pune, where he witnessed yesterday’s IPL-V qualifier and also collected the Indian cricket Board’s ‘one-time payment’.
Gaekwad was paid Rs 60 lakh while former Baroda skipper Tushar Arothe was paid Rs 30 lakh.
“Many awards are in my cupboard. My name was registered in the Guinness Book of World Records for the slowest Test double century. I have a certificate for that. I am happy they are all intact,” a relieved Gaekwad said.