Happy Birthday Sunil Gavaskar. Former Indian Cricketer turns 69.

Happy Birthday Sunil Gavaskar. Former Indian Cricketer turns 69.

Happy Birthday Sunil Gavaskar. Former Indian Cricketer turns 69. 

New Delhi: Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, who played for India from the early 1970s to late 1980s and is widely considered as one of the best opening batsman in Test cricket, celebrates his 69th birthday today.

Also known by the nickname 'Little Master', the 5 feet 5 inch right handed batsman holds the records wall taller than anyone. Gavaskar holds a number of records in his name. During his career, Gavaskar set the records for most Test runs and most Test centuries by any batsman. 

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He was the first cricketer to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket. He also scored 34 Test centuries, the record which stayed for almost two decades, until Sachin Tendulkar broke this record in 2005. Widely admired for his technique against fast bowling, Gavaskar had an average of 65.45 against West Indies, who possesed the one of the most lethal fast bowling attack in Test cricket history. Other than his batting, Gavaskar was also a great fielder, and became the first Indian cricketer to take 100 catches. 

Gavaskar also holds the honour of Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan. These days Gavaskar is enjoying his job as a cricket commentator.     

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