Sunil Gavaskar Biography

Sunil Gavaskar Biography: Sunil Gavaskar, full Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, by the names Sunny and the Little Master. He was born on July 10, 1949, in Bombay [now Mumbai], India). He is a former Indian cricket player who is considered one of the sport’s greatest opening batsmen of all time. Gavaskar skillfully captained the Indian team in 47 Test (international) matches and dominated the game during a career that spanned 16 years and 125 total Test contests.

Sunil Gavaskar: Early Life, Family Background

Sunil Gavaskar was born on July 10, 1949 to Manohar Gavaskar & Meenal Gavaskar. Gavaskar has two sisters named Kavita Viswanath (married to former cricketer Gundappa Viswanath) & Nutan Gavaskar. Gavaskar is married to Marshneil Gavaskar and together they have a son named Rohan Gavaskar. Former Indian cricketer Madhav Mantri was his Uncle.

  • Nick Name: Sunny, Little Master
  • Birthday: July 10, 1949
  • Famous: Cricketers Indian Men
  • Sun Sign: Cancer
  • Also Known As Sunil Manohar Gavaskar
  • Famous As: Cricketer
  • Chest Size: 40
  • Biceps Size: 14
  • Waist Size: 32
  • Skin Colour: Wheatish
  • Eye Colour: Black
  • Hair Colour: Black
  • Home Town: Bombay, Bombay State, India
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Religion: Hindu
  • Address: Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • School: St Xavier’s High School, Mumbai
  • College: St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
  • Qualification: Graduate
  • Hobbies: Travelling, Listening to Music, Reading
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Car Collections: E60 BMW 5-Series
  • Favourite Color: Black
  • Favourite Player: Sachin Tendulkar
  • Favourite Sport: Cricket
  • Favourite Actress: Madhuri Dixit
  • Favourite Actor: Amitabh Bachchan
  • Favorite Movie: Dil Toh Paagal Hain
  • Favourite Place: Dubai
  • Favourite Food: Fish

Sunil Gavaskar Stats

Sunil Gavaskar’s success in college led to his selection on the 1970-1971 Indian team. His test debut was against the West Indies in March 1971. In that first year that Gavaskar played international cricket, Sunil Gavaskar scored 774 runs in his debut test series on the West Indies tour.

Sunil Gavaskar Batting Career Summary

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test125214161012223651.1153276634445101626
ODI10810214309210335.1496662.3102723421

Sunil Gavaskar Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test1252937620611/341/343.2920637600
ODI1084202511/101/107.5252000

Sunil Gavaskar: Awards and Recognition

  • Sunil Gavaskar was the first player to score 10000 runs in the International cricket
  • After breaking Sir Donald Bradman’s record of 29 centuries, he went on to become the first player to score 34 tons after getting the same overcome by another Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar
  • He scored the highest number of runs by a debutant in a test series ( 774 runs) against the West Indies
  • West Indies seem to be his favourite team as he became the first player to score 2749 runs with 13 centuries against them
  • He is also the first player to score 4 back to back centuries in two different venues i.e. port of Spain and Wankhede
  • The only cricketer to have 58-century partnerships with 15 different players
  • He was named the “ Wisden Cricketer of the year” in the year 1980
  • In the year 1980 Gavaskar received the Padma Bhushan award from the Indian government
  • In the year 1994, Sunil Gavaskar has been sworn in as the Bombay sheriff which was an honorary post in the state
  • There is a test match series between India and Australia which is been named after him and former Australian captain Allan border which is been known as Border- Gavaskar trophy
  • There is a stadium named after him in his home district in Vengurla and he is the only Indian cricketer to also have a stadium named after him in Louisville town in the USA.

Gavaskar hung up his boots in 1987 but not before racking up 10122 Test runs at an average of 51.12. He tried his hand at captaincy at intervals in his career but did not have a good time. Post-retirement he has served as an ICC Match Referee, BCCI President, chairman of ICC Cricket Committee, commentator and analyst. Till date, he remains a reliable and renowned voice in the game.

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