Gavaskar was also a fine slip fielder and his safe catching in the slips helped him become the first Indian (excluding wicket-keepers) to take over a hundred catches in Test matches. His first home series was largely disappointing, aggregating 224 runs at 24.89. He left the committee to continue his career as a broadcaster. Sunil Gavaskar Biography: Sunil Gavaskar was born on July 10, 1949, to a Marathi family and his parents Manohar Gavaskar and Meenal Gavaskar have raised him up with the love and affection and he is their only child.M moreover, his family already have a connection with the game of cricket as his father Manohar Gavaskar was a familiar name in the club cricket those days along whit his uncle Madhav Mantri … Sunil Gavaskar: 'Young India showing that they are not afraid', Paine urges Brisbane crowd to treat Indians respectfully after Sydney fallout, Plans continue for Gabba Test despite Brisbane's newly announced weekend lockdown, Gavaskar on increased concussion incidents: 'Front press' the reason for getting hit on helmet, Gill as opener, Pant as keeper - Gavaskar, Border give their views on India's XI, Readers recommend - Curated tweets by ESPNcricinfo, West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Mar 6-10, 1971, India v Pakistan at Bengaluru, Mar 13-17, 1987, West Indies v England at Kingston, Feb 19-24, 1994, West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Feb 16, 1994, West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Mar 6, 1994. Gavaskar made 74 runs at 24.66 but was unable to bat in the Third Test. India's lynchpin of the 70s and 80s, and arguably their first great batsman, he was known for his immaculate defence but was equally at ease hooking and pulling the most fearsome bowlers of all time. After scoring four centuries in his first eight Test innings, Gavaskar didn't get one in his next 16. Born He has scored 127 not out in the Faisalabad Test in the year 1983 and became the 1st Indian to carry the bat in a test match. The series ended 1–2, and with a poor display of 140 runs at 17.5, Gavaskar resigned, although he had already announced his intention to relinquish the leadership before the series. You're a senior player, there's no excuse for this. He was unable to maintain his performance, making only two half-centuries. Brother-in-law - GR Viswanath, Happy Birthday Sunil Gavaskar: When Little Master Fell In Love With A Fan Who Asks For His Autograph Legendary batsman and former Indian captain, Sunil Gavaskar is celebrating his 71st birthday today, and there's no better day to relive Sunny and his wife, Marshneil Gavaskar… The local police chief reportedly asked Gavaskar to declare to placate the angry crowd. The five-Test series against arch enemies Pakistan was to be his last. In the Sixth Test in Madras, he compiled his 30th Test century in his 99th test match, with an unbeaten 236 which was the highest Test score by an Indian. Recently, cricketer Jofra Archer shared a video of Virat Kohli with a funny caption, and we are sure that if Anushka watches it, she may react strongly. He played in 11 One Day Internationals.He was a middle-order left-handed batsman and an occasional slow left arm orthodox bowler. The only wicket claimed by him is that of Pakistani Zaheer Abbas in 1978–79. India played in twelve Tests, losing five and drawing seven. "Gavaskar slams 'white man' ban. The series against Pakistan was similarly high scoring, with four draws, three of which did not reach the fourth innings. Despite his team's difficulties, Gavaskar remained productive with 434 runs at 47.18 with a century and three half centuries. The Pakistan series was followed by a six Test series against the touring West Indies at the height of their powers. Gavaskar credited the bowlers for keeping India in the game as they dismissed Australia for 195 in the first essay and for 200 in the second innings. Sunil Manohar Gavaskar Nick name - Sunny Date of birth - 10/07/1949 Native Place - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Profession - Former Indian Cricketer Family - Marshniel Gavaskar (wife), Rohan Gavaskar (son), MK Mantri (uncle), GR Viswanath (brother-in-law) Awards - Padma Bhusan Book written - Sunny Days (autobiography), Idols, Runs n Ruins, One Day Wonders The first two Tests against Australia were high scoring draws where only 45 wickets fell, with India taking a first-innings lead in both after making scores over 400. Weight. The year is 1971, it is Gavaskar's year and sunny days have finally begun for Indian cricket. It appeared to be either hamstring or a calf strain. His uncle, Madhav Mantri, was a former Indian Test Wicket-Keeper. Speaking to Damien Fleming on 7Cricket, Sunil Gavaskar opened up on a moment of controversy during his days as India captain, when he almost led his team to forfeit an ill-tempered Test against Australia at the MCG.. Sunil’s name has been linked with – Marshneill Mehrotra – They have … Sunil Gavaskar, who made his debut for India on a tour of West Indies in 1971, was so overwhelmed by the behaviour of one of the players in the opposition side – Rohan Kanhai – that it “was a no-brainer” to name his son after him, said the former India great. Sunil Gavaskar Biography & Biodata: Sunil Manohar "Sunny" Gavaskar was born on July 10, 1949 and is a former Indian cricketer who played from the early '70s until the late' 80s for the Bombay Cricket Team and the Indian National Team. , Gavaskar is an ardent devotee of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Gavaskar scored 89 in the First Test and 97 in the Second, which India drew and lost, respectively. India ended nine runs short with two wickets in hand when stumps were drawn. In the Second Test in Delhi, Gavaskar delivered his riposte to Marshall, hooking him for a consecutive four and six to start his innings. Gavaskar, unwilling to be dictated to by the Caribbean pacemen, hooked the short-pitched barrage relentlessly, reaching his half century in 37 balls. Ditchburn and Slee were their no-names/names. It proved to be a false dawn, with England squaring the series 1–1 in Delhi before another controversial Third Test at Eden Gardens in Calcutta. 4.  The Test was the start of a world record streak of 106 Test appearances. Girlfriend / Spouse. , His first series in charge was a West Indian visit to India for a six Test series. Ravi Shastri unveiled the portrait of his former skipper Sunil Gavaskar, ICC Twitter Gavaskar’s casual charm and ‘elephantine’ memory. Gavaskar scored another half-century in the Second Test to end the series with 259 at 43.16. An alumnus of Bombay's renowned St. Xavier's College, he made his debut in the 1968/69 season against Karnataka but made a duck and was the subject of derisive claims that his selection was due to the presence of his uncle Madhav Mantri, a former Indian Test wicket keeper on Bombay's selection committee. Full name Sunil Manohar Gavaskar. They reached 76/0 at stumps on the fourth day. The hostile crowd watched as India batted for over two days to reach 7/437 after 203 overs. In one ODI against Pakistan in Sharjah in 1985, he took four catches and helped India defend a small total of 125. He also passed 8,000 Test runs in the innings, and was personally honoured by Indira Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India at the ground.  It was in the Fourth Test at The Oval that he produced his finest innings on English soil. He also became the first Indian fielder (excluding wicket-keepers) to get over a hundred catches in Test cricket. He followed this with his first century, 116 and 64* in the third Test in Georgetown, Guyana, and 1 and 117* in the Fourth Test in Bridgetown, Barbados. Gavaskar led India in a Test for the first time in January 1976 against New Zealand during the First Test in Auckland when regular captain Bishen Bedi was suffering from a leg injury. His record for the highest number of Test hundreds was overtaken by Sachin Tendulkar, but statistics alone don't reveal Gavaskar's true value to India. India lost to New Zealand 1–0, with Gavaskar managing 126 runs at 25.2. Sunil Gavaskar was exchanged with a fisherman's baby at birth. In the Third Test in Faisalabad, Gavaskar managed an unbeaten 127 in the second innings to force Pakistan into a run chase, but the other two losses were substantial, both by an innings. When Gavaskar led his team onto the field, he was pelted with fruit. The third Test of the series against England, After playing 106 Tests in a row, easily a record at the time, Gavaskar misses the, At the same ground where he became Test cricket's highest run-getter - Motera, Ahmedabad - Gavaskar scales another peak, becoming the first batsman to score, After 100 ODI innings yielded no hundreds, his 101st finally does the trick: Gavaskar slams an, July 10, 1949, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra. , Gavaskar's arrival in England in 1971 for a three-Test series generated substantial publicity in light of his debut series.  A steady series saw him finish with 394 runs at 39.4 with a century coming in the Fifth Test and two half-centuries. His uncle, Madhav Mantri, was a former Indian Test Wicket-Keeper. He managed only 240 runs at 30, as India were crushed 2–0 by the world champions. , The 1982–83 subcontinental season started well for Gavaskar on an individual note, as he made 155 in a one-off Test against Sri Lanka in Madras.  He held the record of 34 Test centuries for almost two decades before it was broken by Sachin Tendulkar in December 2005. Let's suspend it - imagination. The song depicted the similarities between a cricket match and real life. He is the only cricketer to score 4 consecutive centuries at 2 venues—Port of Spain &. In a two-minute video, Sunil Gavaskar paid a rich tribute to Team India for its "inspiring" display in the Test series against Australia. He held the record for the highest number of test centuries (34) before. … Sunil Gavaskar was called Mumbai Bradman in his prime: Ravi Shastri is all praises for his former skipper Ravi Shastri unveiled the portrait of his former skipper Sunil Gavaskar at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday. During a panel discussion with former Australia captain Ricky Ponting, Gavaskar said Rahane will bat at the no.4 for India and it can be a toss-up between KL Rahul and Shubman Gill for the fifth slot. He scored 103 in the Third Test to end the series with 205 runs at 51.66. Rohit had got off to a flying […] ... of the biggest names in the history of cricket. He is the first Indian cricketer to carry his bat in test cricket. He has played twenty-four matches in eight Tests, with 2123 runs and eight hundreds. Sachin Tendulkar equalled Sunil Gavaskar's record of first class 100s on 8 February 2013 . Former Indian captain and opening batsman Sunil Gavaskar criticised the shot, calling it irresponsible. In the First Test against England at Delhi, he was mobbed upon becoming the first Indian to reach 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year. Nicknamed ‘Sunny’, Sunil is often regarded as one of the greatest opening batsmen in Indian Test history and also has several records to his name. He hailed Cheteshwar Pujara -- who copped several blows to the body for his 211-ball 56 in India's second innings -- as 'the ultimate warrior'. India were embarrassed 1–0 by the Test minnows at the time, with Gavaskar managing only 186 runs at 37.2. He also appeared in a Hindi movie, “Maalamal.”. While Gavaskar’s name got people to the screen, it was his effortless charm and detailed knowledge of the game that kept them glued. After failing to score in the Second Test, he scored 107 and 182 not out in the Third Test at Calcutta, another high scoring draw. In the end the tour did not go ahead as the West Indian board were not interested in a team without Gavaskar. His uncle, Madhav Mantri, was a former Indian Test Wicket-Keeper. 'For someone playing just his 2nd Test, Gill looks very assured', VVS Laxman praises the opener - Shubman Gill notched-up his first fifty in the Test matches and legends seemed impressed with him seeing his temperament and strokeplay With the mammoth IND vs AUS series brought to a close in style, the Men in Blue will return home with the prestigious Border-Gavaskar trophy. This occurred because Gavaskar had refused to tour the West Indies for another series immediately afterwards, asking for a rest. He had aggregated 505 at 50.50 for the series.. He also added that it's a 'magical' moment and India batsmen didn't go for the draw but the win, which they did. Led by Gavaskar, India made steady progress to be 328/1 with 20 overs remaining on the final day with a record-breaking victory still possible. His 205 in the First Test made him the first Indian to score a double century in India against the West Indies. He scored 108 runs at 27, with an 86 bowled by Lance Gibbs at Bombay's Wankhede Stadium hosting the first test on this ground, the closest the Indian public got to see a century. 5 ft 5 in or 165 cm. Under Gavaskar's astute leadership, India demolish all opposition to win the World Championship of Cricket in Australia. Early in his Test career, when India rarely used pace bowlers, Gavaskar also opened the bowling for a short spell on occasions if only one pace bowler was playing, before a three-pronged spin attack took over. Gavaskar scored an unbeaten 103 in the First Test in Bangalore, and made two further half centuries to total 264 runs at 66. Born in Mumbai and a student of St Xavier's High School young Sunil Gavaskar was named India's Best Schoolboy Cricketer of the year in 1966 while playing for his school. Sunil Gavaskar; Personal information; Full name: Sunil Manohar Gavaskar: Born 10 July 1949 (age 71) Bombay, Maharashtra, India: Nickname: Sunny, Little Master: Height: 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) Batting: Right-handed: Bowling: Right-arm medium: Role: Opening batsman: Relations: Madhav Mantri (uncle) Rohan Gavaskar (son) Gundappa Viswanath (brother-in-law) " Despite the fact that Gavaskar's comment referenced Mike Procter and not the ICC, Australian writer Gideon Haigh said that, if Gavaskar genuinely believed this, "then he should almost certainly resign, for if the ICC is a bastion of 'white man's justice', Gavaskar bears some of the blame for having failed to change it.  His other sister—Nutan Gavaskar was the honorary general secretary of Women's Cricket Association of India (WCAI). Despite this, India were unable to finish off their novice opponents, the draw heralding a start of a winless summer. The official reason given was that Srinivas Venkataraghavan was preferred due to his superior experience on English soil, but most observers believed that Gavaskar was punished because he was believed to be considering defecting to World Series Cricket. , Gavaskar was not to score a century on home soil until November 1976. , 1978–79 saw India tour Pakistan for the first series between the arch-rivals for 17 years. During the Fifth Test in the series, India were defeated by an innings at Calcutta to concede a 3–0 series lead. In the 13 Tests that season, he made 1027 runs at 51.35 with three centuries and four half-centuries. The first was 119 in front of his home crowd at the Wankhede Stadium, helping India to a victory. He was named one of the Wisden cricketers of the year in 1980. Snow was charged with deliberately barging into Gavaskar and was suspended. He lent his voice for a popular Marathi song “Yaduniye madhye thambaila vel konala,“ written by Shantaram Nandgaonkar. He then went on to score 121, his 29th Test century in 94 balls in his 95th test match, equalling Don Bradman's world record. It is hard to visualise a more beautiful defence: virtually unbreachable, it made his wicket among the hardest to earn. Son - RS Gavaskar, In a nutshell Sunil Gavaskar was the first to get 10,000 Test runs and 30 centuries. In a Marathi movie, “Savli Premachi”, Gavaskar played the lead role. Australia captain Tim Paine wouldn't engage in a war of words with Sunil Gavaskar, saying the legendary Indian's critical assessment of his leadership doesn't bother him one bit. Shastri hailed the team for the resilience and spirit they showed to come back from the Adelaide debacle and win the series to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. His infamous 36 not out in the 1975 World Cup, carrying his bat through the full 60 overs against England, led Indian supporters to storm the field and confront him for scoring so slowly when India needed nearly a run a ball to win; at the end of the game India had lost only three wickets but scored 200 runs less than England. He was the first person to score centuries in both innings of a Test match three times. The incident occurred in 1981, with India chasing a series-salvaging victory. Gavaskar out!" Their son, Rohan, was also a cricketer who played 11 One Day Internationals for India, but could not cement his spot in the team. Average. Gavaskar was the first cricketer to play 100 consecutive test matches. Gavaskar vowed never to play at Eden Gardens again, and duly withdrew from the team for India's next fixture at the Bengali capital two years later, ending his record of 106 consecutive Tests. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar recently picked the batsman who he feels can bat at the number four slot in the absence of Kohli. While the panel included the likes of former Australian captain Ricky Ponting and Trent Copeland, Gavaskar … The season ended with a one-off Test against England in Bombay, which India lost. He stepped down - after some controversial comments - from the latter in order to continue as a media columnist and commentator. The incident so shocks England's cricket establishment that Snow is dropped for the next Test. In a Marathi movie, “Savli Premachi”, Gavaskar played the lead role. He scored 74 and 5 in the next two Tests as India won the three-match series 2–0. The crowd singled out the Gavaskar, who had made a golden duck and 20. India broke through for a 153-run win in the Third Test at Kanpur, where Gavaskar scored 76. India won the Third and Fifth Tests in Bombay and Madras. 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He was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009. Others – Madhav Mantri (Uncle) (Former Cricketer), Gundappa Viswanath (Brother-In-Law) (Former Cricketer) Build. Since retiring, Gavaskar has served as a television commentator, analyst and columnist, as well as taken on various responsibilities with the BCCI, and served as chairman of the ICC cricket committee. of runs & centuries scored by a player against West Indies—2,749 runs & 13 centuries. Indisputable, unshrinkable fact: in 1980, on consecutive Thursdays, the last Thursday of November and first Thursday of December, Sunil Gavaskar was out, for no runs each time, to no-name bowlers. The self-actualisation of Indian cricket began under him. His focus of technical correctness over flair meant that his style of play was usually less suited to the shorter form of the game, at which he had less success. He has been selected as the interim president of BCCI, replacing N. Srinivasan". blaming him for India' performance. Widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen and one of the best opening batsmen in Test cricket history, Gavaskar set world records during his career for the most Test runs and most Test centuries scored by any batsman. The First Test against England saw India break through for its first Test victory in 32 matches. He lent his voice for a popular Marathi song “Yaduniye madhye thambaila vel konala,“ written by Shantaram Nandgaonkar. The match was drawn, but India conceded the series after losing the Fourth. 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He made his first-class debut for Vazir Sultan Colts XI against an XI from Dungarpur in 1966/67 but remained in Bombay's Ranji Trophy squad for the next two years without playing a match. He captained India to nine victories and eight losses, but most of the games were drawn, 30. Height. He was involved in controversy when taking a quick single from the bowling of John Snow. Gavaskar is a recipient of the Indian civilian honours of the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan. In a nutshell Sunil Gavaskar was the first to get 10,000 Test runs and 30 centuries. Gavaskar's 144 runs at the low average of 24, led some to question Gavaskar's worthiness for international cricket.  His English critics were placated when India returned in 1974 and Gavaskar scored 101 and 58 in the second Test at Old Trafford. He also appeared in a Hindi movie, “Maalamal.”. Gavaskar went on to the West Indies for a five Test tour purely as a batsman, but could not reproduce the form that he had shown in the Caribbean in 1971 and 1976.  with Naseeruddin Shah and Satish Shah. Before shutting shop in 1989, in an effort to keep it running, the magazine was renamed Sportsweek & Lifestyle and edited by then recently-retired Sunil Gavaskar.. Star columnists. The inaugural Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi Memorial Lecture was given by Gavaskar on 20 February 2013 at Taj Coromandel, Chennai. He earned respect for Indian cricket and he taught his team-mates the virtue of professionalism. By the end of the 1975-76 season Gavaskar has played 147 first class matches, amassed 11574 runs and thirty-eight hundreds. , Gavaskar was restored to the captaincy for the gruelling 1979–80 season, with six Test home series against both Australia and Pakistan. After retirement, he has been a popular, if sometimes controversial commentator, both on TV and in print. Turbulent performances of the team led to multiple exchanges of captaincy between Gavaskar and Kapil Dev, with one of Gavaskar's sackings coming just six months before Kapil led India to victory at the 1983 Cricket World Cup. He has sung a Marathi song "Ya Duniyemadhye Thambayaala Vel Konala" which was written by noted Marathi lyricist Shantaram Nandgaonkar. With the teams locked 0–0 leading into the final Test in Bangalore, there was to be no fairytale. He lent his voice for a popular Marathi song “Yaduniye madhye thambaila vel konala,“ written by Shantaram Nandgaonkar. He was ineffective in the first three Tests, accumulating only sixty runs in five innings as India took a 2–1 lead. The 1983–84 season started with a home series against Pakistan, with all three matches being drawn. While Gavaskar could not be described as an attacking batsman, he had the ability of keeping the scoreboard ticking with unique shots such as the "late flick". He sparked a controversy in early 2008 for his comments on the contentious Sydney Test Match: "Millions of Indians want to know if it (match referee Mike Procter's verdict against Harbhajan Singh) was a 'white man' taking the 'white man's' word against that of the 'brown man'. Born in a Marathi speaking family to Meenal (née Mantri) & Manohar Gavaskar, Gavaskar is married to Marshneill Gavaskar (née Mehrotra), daughter of a leather industrialist from Kanpur. Sunil Gavaskar Biography & Biodata: Sunil Manohar "Sunny" Gavaskar was born on July 10, 1949 and is a former Indian cricketer who played from the early '70s until the late' 80s for the Bombay Cricket Team and the Indian National Team.  India drew the series 1–1 but the following three-Test series in New Zealand was to signal the start of a barren run of 19 Tests under Gavaskar of which India were to win only one and lose five. Gavaskar was the first Test cricket player to make over 10,000 runs. Angry spectators pelted objects onto the playing arena and clashed with police, before stoning the team bus. Against a team regarded as the worst to leave Australian shores, Gavaskar made 90 in the second innings of the First Test in Madras (now Chennai), giving India a chance to reach the target of 348, which ended in a tie. Indian cricket would have never got Sunil Gavaskar had Gavaskar’s uncle been absent in the hospital during his birth. He is a joint holder of the record for scoring centuries in both the test match innings on three occasions along with Australia's. , The 1975–76 season saw three and four Test tours of New Zealand and the West Indies, respectively. In that time, he scored 2301 Test runs including eight centuries. Nothing in the air, everything copybook." He has the maximum no. Sunil Manohar Gavaskar is a former Indian cricketer, born on 10th July 1949, in erstwhile Bombay, now Mumbai. , On 28 March 2014 the Supreme Court of India appointed Gavaskar as the interim President of the BCCI, primarily to oversee the seventh Season of the Indian Premier League. The First Test was held in Kanpur and India were crushed by an innings. After another stalemate in the Fifth Test, Gavaskar scored 123 in the Sixth Test, where Australia collapsed by an innings after India posted their fourth first innings in excess of 400 for the series. Having secured the series 2–0, Gavaskar was removed from the captaincy for the drawn Sixth Test. info); born 10 July 1949), is an Indian cricket commentator and former cricketer representing India and Bombay from the early 1970s to the late 1980s. India took the First Test, before five consecutive draws resulted, four of which did not even reach the fourth innings.  His sister Kavita Viswanath is married to cricketer Gundappa Viswanath. . He is the only cricketer with 58-century partnership with 18 different players. He broke that sequence with 101 against England, In his third ODI, and in a World Cup match, In his first Test in charge, Gavaskar scores 116 and 35 not out as India beat New Zealand by eight wickets, Powered by Gavaskar's 102, India chase down a fourth-innings target of 403 for the loss of just four wickets, Against an Australian team depleted by the Packer exodus, Gavaskar scores, West Indies' inexperienced bowling attack is at the receiving end as Gavaskar scores 107 and 182 not out in a drawn Test, A fine 166 sets the stage for a comfortable ten-wicket win against Pakistan, After scoring only48 in five innings of the three-Test series in Australia, Gavaskar at last seems to be finding form in the second innings of the, Against Imran Khan, who is at the peak of his powers, Gavaskar stands tall and carries his bat for an, On a treacherous Ahmedabad pitch, Gavaskar scores, Coming in at No.4 with the score reading 0 for 2, Gavaskar spends 644 minutes at the crease to score an, The 1984-85 season brings plenty of discontent, as Gavaskar suffers one of his worst dips in form, scoring 140 in eight innings at home against England. He returned to Trinidad for the fifth Test and scored 124 and 220 to help India to its first ever series victory over the West Indies, and the only one until 2006.  On the West Indian leg of the tour, Gavaskar scored consecutive centuries of 156 and 102 in the Second and Third Tests, both in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Gavaskar picks Pant as his wicketkeeper Source: Crictracker. To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies. He finished the Oceania tour with 244 runs at 22.18, with only two half-centuries, making little impact. Nicknamed ‘Sunny’, Sunil is often regarded as one of the greatest opening batsmen in Indian Test history and also has several records to his name. at Lord's, 1987. He had virtually every stroke in the book but traded flair for the solidity his side needed more. 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