Sunil Gavaskar, MS Dhoni
Sunil Gavaskar. Credits BCCI Twitter.

Last Update on: August 19th, 2019 at 06:12 pm

Recently updated on August 19th, 2019 at 06:12 pm

Former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar is celebrating his 70th birthday today. Gavaskar is loved all over the world for his accurate analysis of the game. The former Indian opener has a vast experience under his belt and he generally hits the nail on the coffin with his deep analysis.

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Meanwhile, Sunil Gavaskar was the first player to scale the mountain of 10000 runs in Test cricket. Gavaskar had a great start to his Test career as he was able to hit the ground running on his Test debut against the mighty West Indies side. It was breakthrough start for the right-hander and he was able to make it big in Indian cricket.

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Sunil Gavaskar. Credit: AFP

Gavaskar is Greatest of All Time.

The right-hander made his Test debut against West Indies in 1971 at Queen’s Park Oval. On the other hand, Gavaskar made his ODI debut against England at Headingley, Leeds in 1974. Gavaskar had a glittering career that spanned for 16 years.

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The right-handed batsman scored 10122 runs in the 125 Test matches he played for the India National Cricket Team. Sunil Gavaskar scored 34 Test centuries in his illustrious career. Furthermore, he scored 45 fifties in his Test career. Moreover, the gutsy right-hander scored four double centuries in his career. Gavaskar scored his runs at an average of 51.12 and strike rate of 66.04.

Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar. Credit: PTI

On the other hand, Little Master played 108 One Day Internationals for the Indian team. He scored 3092 runs at an average of 35.14 with the help of one hundred and 27 half-centuries.

In fact, Gavaskar was also able to scalp a solitary wicket each in both Test and One Day format.

Subsequently, Sunil Gavaskar is one of the most tactical commentators in the world. Gavaskar can pick even the smallest of the details and he is accurate with his analysis.

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Here is how the Cricket fraternity wished Sunil Gavaskar on his 70th birthday:

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