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SUNIL GAVASKAR
Cricketer


SUNIL GAVASKAR
QUICK FACTS
NAME: Sunil Gavaskar
OCCUPATION: Cricketer
BIRTH DATE: July 10th 1949
PLACE OF BIRTH: Mumbai

Sunil Manohar Gavaskar was at one time the world's top batsman. Sunil Gavaskar, the 'little master' of cricket, was born on 10th July 1949, in Mumbai. As an opening batsman, Gavaskar has been the home burn of the aggressive bowling of the opponent teams.

He has scored more than 10,000 runs with 34 centuries, the highest by any batsman. Sunil Gavaskar is the only cricket player in the world who has scored 100 runs in a  single cricket year thrice. Sunil Gavaskar has proved himself as a good skipper and Indian team made such notable achievements under his leadership by winning the 'Asian Cup' and the 'Benson and Hedges World Cup' tournament. He played 125 test matches.

Gavaskar started his test life in 1971, during Indian team's tour to West Indies. He is the only Indian batsman with the highest scre for India. In 1975, he received the 'Arjuna' award and in 1980, he was honoured with 'Padma Bhushan'. In 1980, he was also honoured by 'Wisden'. Gavaskar is also a writer of popular books on cricket such as Sunny Days, Idols, Runs and Ruins and One Day Wonders.






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