Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, born 10th July 1949, is an Indian cricket commentator and former cricketer who represented India and Bombay from 1971 to 1987. Gavaskar is considered one of the greatest opening hitters of all time.
Gavaskar has been widely praised for his technique against fast bowling and is believed to be the most vicious in the history of the Test. Most of Gavaskar’s centuries against the West Indies were played against the second-tier side when an attack from four flanks needed to play together. However, his captaincy of the Indian team was noted as less successful, even though the team won the 1985 Benson and Hedges cricket world championship. A tumultuous performance by the group saw several captaincy changes between Gavaskar and Kapil Dev, including one of Gavaskar’s dismissals just six months before Kapil led India to victory in the 1983 Cricket World Cup. bottom. He is also a former Sheriff of Mumbai.
Gavaskar is a recipient of the Arjuna Award of Indian Sports Honors and the Padma Bhushan Citizens of Honor Award. He was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2012, he won the Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for his Indian cricket.
Born into a middle-class Marathi family in Mumbai, young Sunilgavaskar was a student at St. . In his final year of secondary school, he scored 246, 222, and 85 points in school cricket before battling his century against a traveling London schoolboy. He made his first-class debut in Vasil Sultan Colt’s XI against Dungarpur XI in 1966–67 but remained in Bombay’s Ranji Trophy team for the next two years without playing a match. St. Xaviers of Bombay, who graduated from his college, made his debut against Karnataka in the 1968–69 season but made a duck and his choice was his uncle Madhav of his Mantri (ex-Indian Test). It has been the subject of derisive claims that it is due to its existence. He responded with 114 against Rajasthan in his second match and, for the second consecutive century, he was selected to tour the West Indies with the 1970–1971 Indian squad.
Gavaskar was also a good slip fielder and sure catches in the slip made him the first Indian to score more than 100 catches in a Test match. In his ODI against Pakistan at Sharjah in 1985, he made four catches and helped India defend a total of 125. Early in his Test career, when India rarely used pace bowlers, Gavaskar occasionally opened bowling briefly.
While Gavaskar couldn’t be defined as an attacking batsman, he had the capacity of retaining the scoreboard ticking with particular pictures along with the “overdue flick”. His recognition of technical correctness over aptitude intended that his fashion of play turned into generally much less appropriate to the shorter shape of the sport, at which he had much less success. His infamous 36 not out in the 1975 World Cup led Indian supporters to storm the field and confront him for scoring so slowly; at the end of the game India scored 200 runs less than England. Gavaskar managed his first the 1987 World Cup when he hit 103 not out in 88 balls against New Zealand at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur.
He is the only batsman in the world to have scored the most consecutive centuries at two cricket grounds. He scored his fourth consecutive century at both Port of Spain and Wankhede Stadium. Gavaskar was an incredible hitter, but he was also a smart fielder.
According to him, comparisons are really not good in sports because there are so many variables at play, from the quality of opponents to the playing conditions, especially in comparisons between different eras and generations. Gavaskar takes his uncle’s words seriously and decided to win rather than beg. He learned that there are no shortcuts to success.