Sunil Gavaskar Birthday: Sunil Gavaskar, the former captain of the Indian cricket team and one of the greatest cricketers in the world, has turned 72 today. Sunil Gavaskar became the first player not only in India but in the world to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket. Sunil Gavaskar was also a part of the Indian team that created history by winning the World Cup in 1983.
But Sunil Gavaskar’s contribution to Test cricket has been amazing. Sunil Gavaskar has been one of those players who laid the foundation for cricket to reach this point today. Sunil Gavaskar completed 10,000 runs in Test cricket in the 124th match of his Test career. Before Sunil Gavaskar, no player could do this charisma.
Not only this, Sunil Gavaskar’s record against West Indies, the most brilliant team of that time, has been very good. Sunil Gavaskar scored 13 centuries against West Indies. Sunil Gavaskar is still the player after Don Bradman to score the most centuries against any one team.
Love for cricket has not diminished
Sunil Gavaskar is the only player who has scored four consecutive centuries on two grounds. Sunil Gavaskar scored four consecutive centuries at Wankhede in Mumbai and Port of Spain in West Indies. Sunil Gavaskar was voted the Wisden Player of the Year in 1980 for his brilliant performance.
Sunil Gavaskar still holds the record for scoring the most runs in a series. Sunil Gavaskar scored 774 runs in a series against West Indies.
Before Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar was known as the Little Master of Cricket. Sachin Tendulkar had stepped into the world of cricket considering Sunil Gavaskar as his idol. Even after retiring in 1987, Sunil Gavaskar’s love for cricket has not diminished and he is seen in the role of commentator in India’s big matches.
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