Sunil Gavaskar Biography
Sunil Gavaskar born on July 10, 1949 in Mumbai, India, Sunil Gavaskar is a former Indian batsman. His record of 34 Test centuries took 20 years to be broken by Sachin Tendulkar in 2005.
The record-setting batsman has been a national hero to Cricket fans.His Spectacular career began with a bang with Scoring 774 runs against West Indies in 1971.
He was the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in Test Cricket.
He was the greatest Test scorer with the highest number of centuries to his credit during his times.
He has served as a captain of the Indian cricket team for a long time. However,the team did not fare well during his captaincy. He led the team in 47 Test matches, out of which, the team won nine, eight were lost and 30 were draw.
“When you sit down and focus on the matches and series that took place during the 12 month period it strikes you just how broad the talent pool is in international cricket is today.”Sunil Gavaskar
Under his captaincy, the Indian team won 14 ODI matches, lost 21 and two went without any result out of the 37 ODI matches.
Gavaskar played his last Test match against Pakistan in March 1987 and scored 117 runs. His last ODI match was against England in November 1987 in which he scored just four runs.
He dominated the Indian cricket and became famous for his meticulous approach as well as his distinctive headgear.
He became a commentator and columnist after he retired in 1988.
Sunil Manohar Gavaskar has been conferred with Padma Bhushain. He has written four books four books on Cricket and an autobiography, titled ‘Sunny days’. A Test Cricket Series between India and Australia has been jointly named after him and the Australian Cricketer, Allan Border as the ‘Border-Gavaskar Trophy’.
Personal Life of Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar is married to Marshneil Gavaskar. They have two children, his son name is Rohan Gavaskar.
Some Basic Information About Sunil Gavaskar
Name: Sunil Manohar Gavaskar
Nick Name: Sunny, Little Master,
Famous As: Indian Cricketer
Birthday: 10 July 1949
Born In: Mumbai, India
Age: 69 Years
Wife: Marshneil Gavaskar
Father Name: Manohar Gavaskar
Mother Name: Meenal Gavaskar
Children: Rohan Gavaskar
Relations: MK Mantri (uncle)
RS Gavaskar (son)
GR Viswanath (brother-in-law)
Net Worth: $40 Million