Sunil Gavaskar was born on 10-07-1949 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra. He is an Indian cricket player and cricket commentator.
|Real Name||Sunil Manohar “Sunny” Gavaskar|
|Nickname||Sunny, Little Master|
|Profession||Former Indian Cricketer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 4”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 70 kg
in Pounds- 154 lbs
|Hair Colour||Salt and pepper|
|International Debut||Test– 6March 1971 vs West Indies at Port of Spain
ODI– 13 July 1974 vs England at Leeds
|International Retirement||Test– 13 March 1987 vs Pakistan at Bangalore
ODI– 5 November 1987 vs England at Mumbai
|Domestic/State Team||Mumbai, Somerset|
|Nature on field||Cool|
|Likes to play against||West Indies|
|Favourite Shot||Late Flick|
|Records (main ones)||• He is the first Test Cricketer to make over 10000 runs.
• Before Sachin Tendulkar, he held the record for the highest number of Test Centuries (34).
• His record of highest runs (774) by a debutant is still unbroken.
• He is the only batsman to score 4 consecutive centuries two times, at Port of Spain and at Wankhede Stadium.
• His 58 century partnership with 18 different players is a record.
• By taking 100 catches in Test Cricket, he became the first Indian Cricketer (excluding wicket-keepers) to do so.
• In 1980, he was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year.
|Career Turning Point||In his debut tour to West Indies in 1970/71, he scored 774 runs with an average of 154.80.|
|Date of Birth||10 July 1949|
|Age (as in 2017)||68 Years|
|Birth Place||Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Cancer|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|College||St. Xavier’s College, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India|
|Educational Qualifications||Not Known|
|Family||Father– Manohar Gavaskar
Mother– Meenal Gavaskar
Sisters– Nutan Gavaskar, Kavita Viswanath
|Hobbies||Watching Wrestling Matches, Playing Badminton, Reading, Music|
|Controversies||• In 2008, he was criticized for frequently criticizing his employers.
• In 2008, he delivered a controversial statement against the match referee Mike Procter during the Sydney Test.
|Favourite Cricketer||Rohan Kanhai, ML Jaisimha, Gundappa Viswanath|
|Favourite Actor||Paul Newman|
|Girls, Family & More|
Son– Rohan Gavaskar
|Net Worth||$30 million|
Interesting Facts About Sunil Gavaskar
- Does Sunil Gavaskar smoke ?: No.
- Does Sunil Gavaskar drink alcohol ?: No
- In his childhood he was a big fan of wrestler Maruti Vadar and thought he would become a wrestler.
- Gavaskar’s best friend, Milind Rege, once revealed that Sunil Gavaskar can be seen in a corner in the famous song “Dum Maro Dum”.
- During his schooldays in 1996, he was named the best cricket student of India of the year.
- His uncle Madhav Mantri was a former Indian wicket keeper.
- In a Marathi movie “Savli Premachi” Gavaskar starred. He also appeared in a Hindi movie “Maalamal”.
- He lent his voice to a popular Marathi song “Yaduniye madhye thambaila vel konala” by Shantaram Nandgaonkar.
- When his only child, Rohan, was born, he did not get to know him until he was two months old when Gavaskar was injured in February 1976 in the third and final Test against New Zealand.
- In 1994, Sunil Gavaskar was appointed sheriff of Mumbai.
- He was famous among his teammates for his imitation talent.
- To financially support needy athletes, he founded the Champ Foundation.
- In 2013, he co-owned with actor Nagarjuna of the Mumbai franchise of the Indian Badminton League (IBL).
- Sunil Gavaskar was eliminated three times from the first ball of a friendly in his career.
- In 1975 he was named the slowest top scorer when he scored in a World Cup match against England 36 runs with 174 balls (only one with four).
- A trophy was introduced in his co-glory, the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
- He has written 4 books on cricket – “Sunny Days” (autobiography), “Idols”, “Runs n’Ruins” and “One Day Wonders”.