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Happy Birthday Sunil Gavaskar: BCCI pays tribute…

The long stretch of July denotes the birthday celebrations of three of Indian cricket’s greatest symbols. After MS Dhoni’s birthday on July 7, trailed by Sourav Ganguly’s a day after the fact, July 10 is the day when Indian cricket’s unique Little Master, Sunil Gavaskar was conceived. Today is Gavaskar’s 72nd birthday and as accolades start streaming in from all corners, the BCCI was one of the first to pass on it’s desires to the unbelievable previous India commander.


“1983 World Cup-champ. 233 global games. 13,214 global runs. First batsman to enroll 10,000 runs in Quite a while. Here’s wishing Sunil Gavaskar – previous #TeamIndia chief and one of the best batsmen to have at any point graced the game – an exceptionally glad birthday,” the BCCI tweeted.

Gavaskar is viewed as one of the best Test batsmen ever, straight up there with any semblance of Sir Don Bradman, Allan Border, Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar. The primary man to score 10,000 sudden spikes in demand for Test cricket, Gavaskar scored 10,122 runs from 125 Tests at a normal of 51.12. His count of 34 centuries was the most, a record that stood tall for very nearly twenty years prior to being broken by Tendulkar.

Gavaskar’s 774 runs against West Indies actually remains as the most elevated runs by a batsman in an introduction series. Acquiring his India cap in 1971, against the powerful West Indies, Gavaskar hit four centuries and three fifties with a best of 220 and normal of 154.80. Gavaskar was the first batsman to score hundreds of years in quite a while of a Test match threefold. Broadly viewed as the best opening batsman ever, Gavaskar made a profession out of scoring runs against extreme resistances, particularly against West Indies against whom he arrived at the midpoint of 65.45, having scored 13 centuries.

Sunil Gavaskar is widely considered India's best Test batsman of all time. (Getty Images)

In 1983, Gavaskar was important for India’s World Cup win, in spite of the fact that his ODI record would never contact the high of his Test profession, likewise in light of the fact that the 50-over design wasn’t as played a lot during his time. But, Gavaskar scored 3092 runs from 120 ODIs for India somewhere in the range of 1974 and 1987. Till the year 2000, Gavaskar was just one of the six Test opening batsmen to have scored in excess of 3000 runs at a normal more than 50. Gavaskar’s normal of 58.25 is the second best ever for a player with least 1000 runs.

A beneficiary of the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, Gavaskar was enlisted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2009 and after three years, was granted the Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for Cricket in India.

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