Sunil Manohar Gavaskar
Right Hand Opening Batsman
India, Bombay, Somerset
Sunil Gavaskar is a former Indian international cricketer, who played for the Indian national team from 1971 to 1987. He used to represent Bombay cricket team at the domestic level and currently plays the role of a cricket commentator for the international matches.
He was a legendary cricketer and known as the greatest batsman of all-time in the test cricket. He was the first cricketer to score a century in both innings of a test match and the first person to hold the record of scoring 34 test centuries in the history of the game. Gavaskar even served the team as a captain for a couple of months, before Kapil Dev took over the lead as a captain.
He started playing cricket at a very young age and lived a glorious domestic career during his school days. He used to play interstate trophies or first-class matches at that time and recognized as the ‘India’s Best School Boy Cricketer of the Year’ for his brilliant performance.
His domestic success soon led him to the national team of India and he made his international debut in 1971 through a test match and began his ODI career after 3 years in 1974. His batting techniques against fast bowling and aggressive batting skills made him a threat for any bowler shortly at that time. Gavaskar was also a brilliant fielder and known for his slip fielding as well as safe catching.
(as Compiled by Madhushree Das Ghosh)
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Debut Test Match: at Queen’s Park Oval Stadium Vs West Indies on 6th of March in 1971
Last Test Match: at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium Vs Pakistan on 13th of March in 1987
Debut ODI Match: at Headingley Oval Stadium Vs England on 13th of July in 1974
Last ODI: at Wankhede Stadium Vs England on 5th of November in 1987
He has scored 10122 runs in 125 matches in 16 years of Test career at an average of 51.12 and strike rate of 66.04 including 34 hundreds and 45 fifties
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Held the record of 34 test centuries for two decades till 2005.