I do allow myself a wry smile when I look back and think of the reaction to that shot," said Gatting
said that the team needed to regroup and get behind the captain, who will get them ready to take on the challenge again in Adelaide.
The trip to the UAE has been a good learning curve for the team and this should make them feel better as they head for tougher assignments," said Gatting
, who has played 79 Tests and 92 ODIs for England from 1978 to 1995.
At 9am, England team manager Mr Mickey Stewart made his first reconciliation approach to Mr Rana, who signified his intention not to take the field without an apology from Gatting
He probably should be remembered as one of the greatest captains of all time if he wins the Urn down there," said Gatting
Towards the end of the final there, they could have nudged their way through to win by one over," Gatting
Later, Rana triggered angry exchanges when he accused Gatting
found the scoring touch in the 50th minute, slotting home from the edge of the six-yard box.
Of the two, Gatting
must take more credit for his performance.
believes England's professional approach enabled them to exploit Zimbabwe's vu ne r ab i t y.
Shakoor Rana, the Pakistan Test umpire involved in the infamous confrontation with Mike Gatting
in 1987, has died aged 65.
called for the need to ensure the complete wipe-out of corruption from the game given that it is one of the major challenges facing cricket nowadays, adding that corruption aspects like fixing and gambling destroys the fabric of the term 'a gentleman's game'.