Sunil Gavaskar Birthday
Short Bio of Sunil Gavaskar
Considered to be one of the best opening batsmen in cricket during his heydays, Sunil Gavaskar is a former Indian cricketer best known for the numerous records he set over the span of his playing career.
Gavaskar made his entry into the world of international cricket with a big bang—by scoring 774 runs in his debut test series against the West Indies. Instantly hailed a national hero, the young lad was yet to understand the enormity of the expectations the Indian crickets fans had from his future career.
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Some Basic Info About Sunil Gavaskar
- Test debut: West Indies v India at Port of Spain, 6–10 March 1971
- Last Test: India v Pakistan at Bangalore, 13–17 March 1987
- ODI debut: England v India at Leeds, 13 July 1974
- Last ODI: India v England at Bombay, 5 November 1987
- First-class span: 1966–1987
- First Class Debut: Vazir Sultan Colt’s XI v Dungarpur XI at Hyderabad, 1966/67
- Last First Class Match: Rest of the World v M.C.C. at Lord’s, 1987
- Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1980
Important Achievement of Sunil Gavaskar
- Gavaskar was the first Test cricket player to make over 10,000 runs.
- He has the Highest runs (774) maker by a debutant.
- He has scored the most runs by any player in a series (774) against West Indies.
- He has the maximum no. of runs & centuries scored by a player against West Indies – 2749 runs & 13 centuries.
- He is the only cricketer to score 4 consecutive centuries at 2 venues – Port of Spain & Wankhede stadium.
- He is the only cricketer with 58 century partnership with 18 different players.
- He also became the first Indian fielder (excluding wicket-keepers) to get over a hundred catches in Test cricket.
- He was named one of the Wisden cricketers of the year in 1980.
Sunil Gavaskar Career Summary
Batting Career Summary
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