SUNIL MANOHAR GAVASKAR

SUNIL MANOHAR GAVASKAR

SUNIL MANOHAR GAVASKAR

  • born:
    10-July-1949
  • Place:
    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • position:
    Batsman
  • Major Teams:
    India

Achievements

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Career

Born 10 July 1949 is an Indian former cricketer who played during the 1970s and 1980s for the Bombay cricket team and Indian national team. Widely regarded as one of the greatest opening batsmen in cricket history, Gavaskar set world records during his career for the most Test runs and most Test centuries scored by any batsman. He held the record of 34 Test centuries for almost two decades before it was broken by Sachin Tendulkar in December 2005. He was the first person to score centuries in both innings of a Test match three times, but unlike Ricky Ponting and David Warner (who also achieved the feat twice like Gavaskar) after him, none of his games yielded a win. He was the first Test batsman to score 10,000 Test Runs in a Career and now stands at number 12 on the group of 12 players of with 10,000 Test Runs.