Sunil Gavaskar Biography
(One of the Greatest Opening Batsmen of All Time)
Birthday: July 10, 1949 (Cancer)
Born In: Mumbai, India
Considered to be one of the best opening batsmen in cricket during his heydays, Sunil Gavaskar is a former Indian cricketer best known for the numerous records he set over the span of his playing career. Gavaskar made his entry into the world of international cricket with a big bang—by scoring 774 runs in his debut test series against the West Indies. Instantly hailed a national hero, the young lad was yet to understand the enormity of the expectations the Indian crickets fans had from his future career. He did not disappoint his fans. He rewrote the history of crickets by setting up numerous records, many of which took decades to be surpassed, and many of which are yet to be broken. Diminutive, standing at a height of 5’ 5”, he was lovingly called “The Little Master”. Gavaskar loved playing cricket from a young age and was his school’s star batsman, often scoring runs in tons! His high school playing career gave way to first class cricket which in turn led to his selection in the national team. He became a commentator following his spectacular career as a cricketer.