Sunil Gavaskar Turns 71
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
First batsman to score 10,000 Test runs— ICC (@ICC) July 10, 2020
First batsman to score centuries in both innings of a Test thrice
Held the record for most number of Test tons until 2005
First India fielder to claim 100 Test catches
Happy birthday to legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar pic.twitter.com/eyMqeSf54n