Mumbai: Jul 10, 2012
Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar turned 63 years on Tuesday. Before Sachin Tendulkar entered the international era, Gavaskar was India's greatest batsman sound technique and flawless batting style which made him India's most dependable batsman and his wicket one of the prized ones for the bowlers. Originally, he was called the 'Little Master'.
Gavaskar is the first cricketer to reach 10,000 runs in Test and 30 centuries. He has a Test average of 51.12, with his highest run being an unbeaten 236 runs.
On his Test debut against the fearsome West Indies, in March 1971, he scored 65 in the first innings and remained 67 not out in the second innings.
Even in his last Test match he scored 96 against Pakistan in March 1987.
He has been involved in various roles with the BCCI after retiring from cricket and even served as the Chairman of the ICC cricket committee.
He lead India on several occasions in 1970s and 1980s.
Rameez Raja wished the Gavaskar on Twitter.
"Sunny batting on 63, solid as ever, eying a 100. Birthday wishes to the legend and yeah thanks for tormenting us with your straight bat!!!," Rameez tweeted.
Even BCCI tweeted, "BCCI wishes the legend, India's Rock of Gibraltar, Sunil Gavaskar a very happy 63rd birthday!"
Here's wishing Master Blaster Sunil Gavaskar a very Happy Birthday and good health.