Sunil Gavaskar was one of the greatest opening batsmen of all time. Taking his wicket was the hardest thing to earn in the early 7’70s
He scored 10,122 runs in 125 tests with the record for the highest 34 test hundreds.
This record was later overtaken by Sachin Tendulkar in 2005. Statistics aren’t the only thing that shows the talent of the person, Sunil Gavaskar was one of them.
His contribution to Indian Cricket lay far beyond numbers. He earned his respect for the cricket team and also taught his teammates the virtue of professionalism.
In 1971, India defeated West Indies for the first time in their home. In this series, Sunil Gavaskar made his debut scoring so many runs in his first test series.
Sunil later had a hangover from his early success but gained his touch back in 1975 and never looked back.
Gavaskar’s past achievements in test matches were, Hundred in each innings of a match, Hundred and a duck in a match, carrying bat through a completed inning fastest o 5000 runs, most runs in a series by a captain, opening the batting and bowling in the same match and many more achievements to go.
Sunil Gavaskar is one of the extraordinary consistency against the most fierce and intimidating bowling attacks of all time.
Since his retirement, Sunil has served as a television commentator, analyst, and also columnist, as well as taken various responsibilities with the BCCI.
Moreover, he served as a chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee but later had stepped down due to some controversial comments and continued as a media columnist and commentator.
Nevertheless, the original ‘ little Master’ will always be remembered for his playing days. Wishing Happy 72nd Birthday to Sunil Gavaskar.