10 July 2018 Sunil Gavaskar Birthday, Top Unknown Facts about Him

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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.

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Sunil Gavaskar Career Summary

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 125 214 16 10122 236 51.12 15327 66.04 34 4 45 1016 26
ODI 108 102 14 3092 103 35.14 4966 62.26 1 0 27 234 21

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 125 29 376 206 1 34/1 34/1 3.29 206.0 376.0 0 0
ODI 108 4 20 25 1 10/1 10/1 7.5 25.0 20.0 0 0
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