Sunil Gavaskar Turns 71

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Gavaskar exchanged with fisherman's son
Former India cricketer and one of the greatest opening batsman Sunil Gavaskar, popularly known as 'Sunny' and 'Little Master' is celebrating his 71st birthday today and it is a peculiar incident from the time of his birth that often comes to the mind.

Sunil Gavaskar was born on 10th July 1949 in a hospital in Bombay with a birthmark near his ear and it was this mark that played a pivotal role in preventing what could have been a huge loss to Indian cricket. When he was born, the nurse in the hospital mistakenly swapped him on the bed and handed over a wrong child to Gavaskar's Mother. But his Uncle noticed earlier that Sunil Gavaskar was born with a small hole in his ear and searched all the child in the hospital and than finally found him behind a Fisher Women who have just given birth to a child. Thanks to his uncle who noticed him and otherwise maybe he would have been a Fishermen.

According to his biography Sunny Days:  “Providence had helped me to retain my true identity, and, in the process, charted the course of my life. I have often wondered what would have happened it nature had not ‘marked’ me out, and given my ‘guard’ by giving me that small hole on my left earlobe; and if Nan-Kaka had not noticed this abnormality. Perhaps, I would have grown-up to be an obscure fisherman, toiling somewhere along the west coast. And what about the baby who, for a spell, took my place? I do not know if he is interested in cricket, or whether he will ever read this book. I can only hope that, if he does, he will start taking a little more interest in Sunil Gavaskar.”

Gavaskar has scored a total 10,122 runs in Test cricket and 3092 runs in One-Day Internationals. He was the first batsman to score 10,000 Test runs.

GoNews Team Wishes The Little Master A Very Happy B'day

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