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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is how the Cricket fraternity wished Sunil Gavaskar on his 70th birthday:
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 10, 2019
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) July 10, 2019
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) July 10, 2019
After compiling tons of Centuries this one frm #70 not out is very crucial fr the Original Little Master..arguably the Greatest India has ever had..Greetings Great Little Fella..& May U reach yur personal Ton without a runner..GodBless now & Always.!!
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) July 10, 2019
Today is the birthday of a legend, who when asked about the best method to tackle fast bowling, quipped, "batting from the non – striker's end." Happy birthday SM Gavaskar.. Wish you many more years of happiness, health and joy..
— wv raman (@wvraman) July 10, 2019
Might be turning 70 but still looks 40 the great man. Happy bday S 👍🏻 https://t.co/4k0zuC5G5y
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) July 10, 2019
Wishing a very happy birthday to an extremely special man, whose passion for the game even to this day is an inspiration for us… just as his batting was!
May God always keep you happy and healthy Gavaskar Sir. pic.twitter.com/C2UOnvNyYI
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 10, 2019
Happy birthday #SunilGavaskar Sir, have a great year ahead. 🤗
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) July 10, 2019