Birthday greetings pour in for the Sunil Gavaskar as he turns 73

Sunil GavaskarIndia’s former captain and one of the most incredible hitters of all time, turns 73 on Sunday July 10.

The “Little Master” is considered one of the best fast bowling batsmen. He scored a mountain of points against the fearsome West Indian attack of the 1970s and 1980s.

Gavaskar had a legendary 16-year international career, playing 125 Tests and 109 One-Day Internationals for India, scoring 10,122 and 3,092 points respectively.

In Test matches, he scored 34 cents and 45 fifty. In the one-day internationals, he had a hundred to do with his 27 half-centuries.

Gavaskar finished his Test career with a healthy average of 51.12, while his one-day average was 35.13.

‘No Kohli without Tendulkar, no Tendulkar without Gavaskar’, birthday greetings pour in for ‘Little Master’ as he turns 73

After his retirement, the “Little Master” started commentating and is currently on the microphone of the India-England series.

He is one of the most respected voices in gaming and writes columns for well-known newspapers. On his 73rd birthday on Sunday, social media users wished the Indian legend well.

Twitter messages wishing a happy birthday to Sunil Gavaskar

BCCI tweeted, “233 international matches, a total of 13,214 international runs. 1983 World Cup winner First batter to score 10,000 tries. Wishing former #TeamIndia captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar a happy birthday.

While Rajdeep Sardesai wrote, “My favorite Gavaskar story is not about his record-breaking performance on the pitch. During the Bombay riots of 1992-1993, he participated in the rescue of a family. It takes more courage to face a rioting crowd than to face a fast bowler! Sunny G, happy birthday! #SunilGavaskar

The Legendary Feats of Gavaskar

Gavaskar has performed legendary feats during his memorable playing career. In 1987, his last year in the game, he became the first cricketer to score 10,000 tries. In Ahmedabad, he accomplished the feat against Pakistan.

He scored 774 runs in his first Test series against the West Indies. This is the record for most runs scored by a batter in his first Test series. He still holds the record for most Tests (2,749) scored against West Indies and most Centuries (13) against the same opponent.

Gavaskar was the first batter to score 30 hundred tests, breaking Sir Don Bradman’s previous record of 29 centuries. His 34 test tons were recorded until Sachin Tendulkar broke him (51).

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