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Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar's full name is Sunil Manohar Gavaskar. He was born on July 10th 1949 in mumbai. He was a legendary indian batsman and served the country for about 14 years. He was also a member for the 1983 world cup winning team.

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Sunil Gavaskar's History

Sunil Gavaskar started his career as a batsman at the age of 17 but it was only two years after that he played his first <a href="/node/64339">ranji trophy</a> match. Good performances saw him get selected in the 1970/71 tour of West Indies where he made his international debut.

Some Records

Sunil Gavaskar scored the maximum number of test match hundreds till the year 2006 when his record was broken by india's <a href="/node/63771">Sachin Tendulkar</a>. He was the second player after Doug Walters to score a century and double century in the same match. He also became the first Indian to make four centuries in one Test series, the second Indian after Vijay Hazare to score two centuries in the same Test, and the third after Hazare and Polly Umrigar to score centuries in three consecutive innings. He was the first Indian to aggregate more than 700 runs in a series, and this 774 runs at 154.80 remains the most runs scored in a debut series by any batsman.


Sunil Gavaskar also captained the indian team on several occassions. It was his solid performances that caught everyone's eye and earned him the captaincy cap. Although its sad to say that sunny (Sunil Gavaskar) did not have a very good time captaining the side. Out of 45 tests that he captained india, only 9 were wins. He lost 8 times while the rest of them (30) were draws. It was S.Venkatraghavan who was selected when Sunil Gavaskar gave up in 1979.

Other Contributions

Besides being a great batsman and serving the country for many years, gavaskar was also a TV analyst and commentator. He also held certain responsibilities with the BCCI but ultimately gave up. However he still continues to be a commentator and an analyst.