He has the highest runs (774) maker by a debutant. At Madras, he made 166 in the first innings and was unbeaten on 29 when India brought up the winning runs. His 205 in the First Test made him the first Indian to score a double century in India against the West Indies. , The 1975–76 season saw three and four Test tours of New Zealand and the West Indies, respectively. He responded with 114 against Rajasthan in his second match and two other consecutive centuries saw him being selected in the 1970/71 Indian team to tour the West Indies. Rohan is the son of Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar Announces his class with scores of 65 and 67 not out, Hundreds in each of the next three Tests, including a double of. 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. The only wicket claimed by him is that of Pakistani Zaheer Abbas in 1978–79. He also added that it's a 'magical' moment and India batsmen didn't go for the draw but the win, which they did. Worth re-saying it plain, its bluntest, for-posterity's-sake iteration - 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. He has the maximum no.  He was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2003, he became the first Indian to deliver the MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture. 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'. Sunil Gavaskar could have been lost to cricket had his uncle not spotted that he had been mistakenly swapped with another new-born. Attempting to stop a single after the ball was played to midwicket, John Snow runs into Gavaskar. India were embarrassed 1–0 by the Test minnows at the time, with Gavaskar managing only 186 runs at 37.2. 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. 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 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's magical love story. Son - RS Gavaskar, In a nutshell Sunil Gavaskar was the first to get 10,000 Test runs and 30 centuries. , Gavaskar was captain of the Indian team on several occasions in the late 1970s and early 1980s, although his record is less than impressive. In a Marathi movie, “Savli Premachi”, Gavaskar played the lead role. 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. Test debut: West Indies v India at Port of Spain, 6–10 March 1971, Last Test: India v Pakistan at Bangalore, 13–17 March 1987, ODI debut: England v India at Leeds, 13 July 1974, Last ODI: India v England at Bombay, 5 November 1987, First Class Debut: Vazir Sultan Colt's XI v Dungarpur XI at Hyderabad, 1966/67, Last First Class Match: Rest of the World v M.C.C. Angry spectators pelted objects onto the playing arena and clashed with police, before stoning the team bus. He was the Chairman of the ICC cricket committee until the time he was forced to choose between commenting and being on the committee. , Gavaskar's arrival in England in 1971 for a three-Test series generated substantial publicity in light of his debut series. Full name Sunil Manohar Gavaskar. 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. 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. 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 … , Despite this, he was stripped of the captaincy when India toured England in 1979 for a four Test tour. He managed only 118 runs at 19.66 in the three Tests against Australia, but his impact in Australia was for a controversial incident. A patient Cheteshwar Pujara on Monday joined an elite list of India greats like Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid. With the teams locked 0–0 leading into the final Test in Bangalore, there was to be no fairytale. He played in 11 One Day Internationals.He was a middle-order left-handed batsman and an occasional slow left arm orthodox bowler. "Gavaskar slams 'white man' ban. Gavaskar also tried his hand at acting on the silver screen. Their son, Rohan, was also a cricketer who played 11 One Day Internationals for India, but could not cement his spot in the team. , In 1972–73, England toured India for a five-Test series, Gavaskar's first on home soil. He also appeared in a Hindi movie, “Maalamal.”. 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. Sunil Gavaskar, Indian Cricket's Real Master - Rediff Cricket You've just hit a boundary a couple of deliveries earlier, why would you play that? India reciprocated England's visit in 1982 for a three-Test series, which was lost 1–0. Angry with the slow pace of India's innings, the crowd chanted "Gavaskar down! It is hard to visualise a more beautiful defence: virtually unbreachable, it made his wicket among the hardest to earn. Ditchburn and Slee were their no-names/names. He played in 11 One Day Internationals. , Gavaskar joined Triton Solar as its Brand Ambassador.. The 1983–84 season started with a home series against Pakistan, with all three matches being drawn. Gavaskar made 74 runs at 24.66 but was unable to bat in the Third Test. Sunil Gavaskar was the first to get 10,000 Test runs and 30 centuries. Gavaskar saved his best for the Third Test in Karachi, scoring 111 and 137 in the Third, but was unable to prevent a defeat and series loss. , The 1981–82 Indian season saw a hard-fought 1–0 series win over England in six Tests. Started in 1968, Sportsweek focussed on cricketing news and even sponsored man-of-the-match awards. 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. He managed his first (and only ODI century) in the 1987 World Cup, when he hit 103 not out in 88 balls against New Zealand in his penultimate ODI innings at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur. He lent his voice for a popular Marathi song “Yaduniye madhye thambaila vel konala,“ written by Shantaram Nandgaonkar. Sunil’s name has been linked with – Marshneill Mehrotra – They have … . The song depicted the similarities between a cricket match and real life.  His sister Kavita Viswanath is married to cricketer Gundappa Viswanath. He was unable to maintain his performance, making only two half-centuries. Sunil Gavaskar was exchanged with a fisherman's baby at birth. He was the first person to score centuries in both innings of a Test match three times. 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. 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.  He added a further 73 in the second innings of a high scoring draw. Uncle - MK Mantri, Kangana Ranaut reacts to Sunil Gavaskar-Anushka Sharma row, hits out at actress for 'selective feminism' - While on one hand Kangana Ranaut mentioned that Sunil Gavaskar should not have mentioned Anushka Sharma's name, she also stated his statements should not be misinterpreted. blaming him for India' performance. 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. 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. 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. 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. He started consistently, scoring four half-centuries in five innings of the first three Tests. Gavaskar scored an unbeaten 103 in the First Test in Bangalore, and made two further half centuries to total 264 runs at 66. 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. Nothing in the air, everything copybook." . He played with equal felicity off both front and back feet, had excellent judgement of length and line, and was beautifully balanced. 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.  He held the record of 34 Test centuries for almost two decades before it was broken by Sachin Tendulkar in December 2005. 72 kg or 159 kg. 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.. India won the Third and Fifth Tests in Bombay and Madras. After missing the first Test due to an infected fingernail, Gavaskar scored 65 and 67 not out in the second Test in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, hitting the winning runs which gave India its first-ever win over the West Indies. While the panel included the likes of former Australian captain Ricky Ponting and Trent Copeland, Gavaskar … I … Sachin Tendulkar equalled Sunil Gavaskar's record of first class 100s on 8 February 2013 . Full name Sunil Manohar Gavaskar. Their son, Rohan, was also a cricketer who played 11 One Day Internationals for India, but could not cement his spot in the team. Gavaskar out!" 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. It appeared to be either hamstring or a calf strain. 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. They collided, and Gavaskar fell over. He earned respect for Indian cricket and he taught his team-mates the virtue of professionalism. As a result, Gundappa Viswanath was appointed so that he could prepare his leadership skills for the tour. 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'. He has scored the most runs by any player in a series (774) against. His uncle, Madhav Mantri, was a former Indian Test Wicket-Keeper. More, Sunil Gavaskar was one of the greatest opening batsmen of all time, and certainly the most successful. He stepped down - after some controversial comments - from the latter in order to continue as a media columnist and commentator. He managed only 4 and 1 in the Fourth Test in Madras as India forced the only win of the series. "Perhaps, I would have grown up to be an obscure fisherman, toiling somewhere along the west coast," Sunny G wrote. , Gavaskar's 1974–75 series against the West Indies was interrupted, playing in only the First and fifth and final Test of the series against the West Indies. The First Test against Sri Lanka in Kanpur saw Gavaskar's 34th and final Test century of 176. Sunil Gavaskar Biography.  Instead of abandoning the match, the Indian manager, SK Durani persuaded Chauhan to return to the match which India went on to win by 59 runs as Australia collapsed to 83 in their second innings.  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. … In a Marathi movie, “Savli Premachi”, Gavaskar played the lead role. This ended a 14-month span in which Gavaskar played in 22 Tests and the 1979 Cricket World Cup. He aggregated 732 runs at 91.50 for the series, securing India a 1–0 win in his first series as captain. He then lavished praise on Shubman Gill for his fluent 91. Despite holding on for draws in the last two Tests, Gavaskar was replaced by Kapil Dev as captain after the 3–0 loss. He posted a fourth century for the series, scoring 120 in the Fifth Test at Delhi, becoming the first Indian to pass 4000 Test runs. The First Test was held in Kanpur and India were crushed by an innings. The change of captain improved the form of neither Gavaskar nor India as they toured Sri Lanka for a three-Test series. He is the only cricketer with 58-century partnership with 18 different players. , 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. It was the first Test between the two nations, with Sri Lankan having only recently been awarded Test status. 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. With India having failed to win for 29 successive Tests, Kapil was sacked as captain and Gavaskar resumed leadership at the start of the 1984–85 season. Gavaskar's 144 runs at the low average of 24, led some to question Gavaskar's worthiness for international cricket. 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. Ravi Shastri unveiled the portrait of his former skipper Sunil Gavaskar, ICC Twitter Gavaskar's 90 in the Third Test at Ahmedabad saw him pass Geoff Boycott's Test world record of 8,114 career runs, but was insufficient to prevent another defeat. His full name is Sunil … 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. Sambit Bal, His numbers were stellar, but more important, to a country starved of self-respect, he was a godsend, Gavaskar achieved outstanding numbers as an opener during a period when fast-bowling resources around the world were plentiful, A Sportsweek magazine page featuring the 10th century stand for the first wicket between Sunil Gavaskar and Chetan Chauhan, achieved against New Zealand in Christchurch during the 1980-81 series, A Sportsweek magazine page about the tenth century stand for the first wicket between Sunil Gavaskar and Chetan Chauhan, achieved against New Zealand in Christchurch during the 1980-81 series, Sunil Gavaskar and Vasu Paranjpe at Madhav Apte's funeral. Sunil Manohar Gavaskar is a former Indian cricketer, born on 10th July 1949, in erstwhile Bombay, now Mumbai. They reached 76/0 at stumps on the fourth day. He was the first Indian to aggregate more than 700 runs in a series, and this 774 runs at 154.80 remain the most runs scored in a debut series by any batsman. It gained popularity in the early 1970s when it reached a circulation of 75,000 copies … Indian cricket would have never got Sunil Gavaskar had Gavaskar’s uncle been absent in the hospital during his birth. Gavaskar scored another half-century in the Second Test to end the series with 259 at 43.16. 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. After many years he appeared in a guest role in (1988) Hindi movie "Maalamaal".  It was in the Fourth Test at The Oval that he produced his finest innings on English soil. 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) ", This page was last edited on 21 January 2021, at 16:54. The five-Test series against arch enemies Pakistan was to be his last. In that time, he scored 2301 Test runs including eight centuries. 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.  His other sister—Nutan Gavaskar was the honorary general secretary of Women's Cricket Association of India (WCAI). He scored an unbeaten 166 in the First Test in Adelaide and 172 in the Third Test in Sydney, ending the series with 352 runs at 117.33. He is the only cricketer to score 4 consecutive centuries at 2 venues—Port of Spain &. The Lifetime Achievement Award given to Gavaskar carried a citation, trophy and a cheque for, On 15 October 2017, Gavaskar inaugurated a cricket field in, Brown, Alex. 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. , In 1977–78 he toured Australia, scoring three consecutive Test centuries (113, 127, 118) in the second innings of the first three Tests at Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne, respectively. 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. what is the name of the son of sunil gavaskar?and what is his profession? , In 1985–86, India toured Australia, playing against a team in a poor form slump. Having secured the series 2–0, Gavaskar was removed from the captaincy for the drawn Sixth Test. Despite this, India were unable to finish off their novice opponents, the draw heralding a start of a winless summer. He left the committee to continue his career as a broadcaster. The series against Pakistan was similarly high scoring, with four draws, three of which did not reach the fourth innings.  Trinidad Calypso singer Lord Relator (Willard Harris) wrote a song in Gavaskar's honour, the "Gavaskar Calypso". He is the first Indian cricketer to carry his bat in test cricket. He had virtually every stroke in the book but traded flair for the solidity his side needed more. He also appeared in a Hindi movie, “Maalamal.”. Let's suspend it - imagination. Batting in the middle order, Gavaskar plays only two innings in five matches, but his captaincy is spot on, especially his use of spinners in the middle overs. Gavaskar was dismissed for 96 in the second innings as India were bowled out to give Pakistan a 1–0 series win.. As a result, India secured an eight-wicket victory. He scored 103 in the Third Test to end the series with 205 runs at 51.66. The hostile crowd watched as India batted for over two days to reach 7/437 after 203 overs. Absolutely no excuse for this shot. In a Marathi movie, “Savli Premachi”, Gavaskar played the lead role. , Gavaskar was not to score a century on home soil until November 1976. 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. Gavaskar wrote four books on cricket, including his own autobiography, On 25 March 2008, Malcolm Speed, ICC chief executive, told Gavaskar "very clearly", during a meeting between the two at Dubai, that he would have to quit his post at the ICC if he failed to give up his job of commentator and newspaper columnist, in which capacity he has frequently criticised his employers and levelled serious accusations of racism. In a two-minute video, Sunil Gavaskar paid a rich tribute to Team India for its "inspiring" display in the Test series against Australia. Gavaskar almost went through his career without scoring a one-day century. India started well enough, drawing the First Test in Lahore, with Gavaskar scoring 83. Gavaskar, unwilling to be dictated to by the Caribbean pacemen, hooked the short-pitched barrage relentlessly, reaching his half century in 37 balls. With his liberal use of Marathi and Hindi words, he would talk to his viewers in a very conversational and … He was ineffective in the first three Tests, accumulating only sixty runs in five innings as India took a 2–1 lead. In the 13 Tests that season, he made 1027 runs at 51.35 with three centuries and four half-centuries. An Ian Botham led fightback saw Gavaskar removed, with India still needing 49 runs from 46 balls. He captained India to nine victories and eight losses, but most of the games were drawn, 30. 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. 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. This made him the first player in Test history to achieve centuries in both innings of a Test three times. Rohan was given the name "Rohan Jaivishwa" by his father as a tribute to his 3 favourite cricketers—Rohan Kanhai; M. L. Jaisimha; and Rohan's uncle, Gundappa Vishwanath—although his name is usually recorded as Rohan Sunil Gavaskar. 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. 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