Birth Anniversary of Sunil Gavaskar (Cricketer)
• Sunil Gavaskar, in full Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, bynames Sunny and the Little Master. • Just 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 metres) tall • Sunil Gavaskar’s world record of 34 Test centuries (100 runs in a single innings) stood for 19 years. He scored only one Century in ODI. • Sunil Gavaskar was the first player to score 10,000 runs in Test matches. • Sunil Gavaskar went on to break many records, setting his own long-standing Indian Test record of 236 not out (subsequently broken by Tendulkar). • Sunil Gavaskar is also the only Indian to have scored two centuries in a Test match on three occasions. • Sunil Gavaskar was the first Indian apart from wicket keepers to reach the landmark of 100 catches. (Total 108 Catches) • Sunil Gavaskar is considered one of the sport’s greatest opening batsmen of all time. • Sunil Gavaskar ‘s career that spanned 16 years and 125 total Test contests. • Sunil Gavaskar was selected for the extremely tough tour of the West Indies in 1971. he scored 774 runs on that tour. • very few fast bowlers could claim to have completely dominated him. • Sunil Gavaskar was a part of four World Cup campaigns including India’s maiden World Cup title triumph in 1983. • Sunil Gavaskar till date remains a reliable and renowned voice in the game.