Happy Birthday Sunil Gavaskar: The former Indian captain has been receiving heartening birthday wishes since midnight.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar is celebrating his 72nd birthday today. It is since midnight that Gavaskar has been receiving heartening birthday wishes across social media platforms.
It speaks highly about the stature of a former player who continues to receive love and admiration from plentiful fans even more than three decades after last playing for India.
During his 16-year playing career, Gavaskar had amassed 13,214 runs in 316 innings across formats at the highest level. First-ever batsman to score 10,000 Test runs, Gavaskar also has 35 centuries and 72 half-centuries across formats to his name.
Out of his 233 international matches, Gavaskar captained India in 47 Tests and 37 ODIs between 1976-1985. Not perturbed by the responsibility of leading the Indian side, Gavaskar scored 4,151 runs in 105 innings across formats with the help of 11 centuries and 19 half-centuries as captain.
Of the many roles that he has played over the years, Gavaskar continues to be an active and a cherished cricket commentator who calls the game in various parts and competitions of the world.
Happy Birthday Sunil Gavaskar
✅ First man to cross 10000 runs in Tests
✅ First man to hit 30 centuries in Tests
✅ 1983 World Cup winner
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) July 10, 2021
1983 World Cup-winner 🏆
233 international games 👌
13,214 international runs 💪
First batsman to register 10,000 runs in Tests 🔝
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 10, 2021
Many more happy returns of the day to my childhood hero and inspiration, Sunil Gavaskar.
He instilled courage and belief in many young Indian batsmen to face the best bowlers in the world fearlessly. Have a great day and year ahead, Sunny Bhai ! pic.twitter.com/QqfWTHYR90
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 10, 2021
— Chennai Super Kings – Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) July 10, 2021
Here’s wishing legendary Indian opening batsman, Sunil Gavaskar, a very Happy Birthday! 🥳
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) July 10, 2021
Birthday wishes for Indian cricket legend and one of my favourite commentators Sunil Gavaskar. Still one of the finest. #SunilGavaskar
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) July 10, 2021
From being the first Batsman to score 10,000 Test runs to India’s batting mainstay in the 70’s & 80’s, his contribution to Indian cricket is unparalleled. Wishing the legend, Shri Sunil Gavaskar ji a very happy birthday.
Praying for his good health & longevity pic.twitter.com/Y7abO5qCoA
— Devusinh Chauhan (@devusinh) July 10, 2021
Players with more Test runs in the 20th century than Sunil Gavaskar:
End of list.
The great India batsman turns 72 today. pic.twitter.com/pCXBVXQUhO
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) July 10, 2021
Sunil Gavaskar is 72 today. He has inspired a generation of Sri Lankans. Keep asking Arjuna for his most memorable memory in Test cricket and not convinced about the answer. He is extremely proud about dismissing Gavaskar in the 1985 Test at Sara Oval. Sunny bhai was stumped. 👇 pic.twitter.com/6VxuAwdqTj
— Rex Clementine (@RexClementine) July 10, 2021
“It was Gavaskar De real master
Just like a wall, We couldn’t out Gavaskar at all, not at all,
You know the West Indies couldn’t out #Gavaskar at all”
~ Andy Narell and Relator
— Clyde Crasto – क्लाईड क्रास्टो (@Clyde_Crasto) July 10, 2021
Many happy returns of the day, Sunil Gavaskar pic.twitter.com/rU2DYZkEoT
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) July 10, 2021
Happy Birthday to the man who inspired many millions like me to pick up the bat….and made us believe that we could also take on the best in the world. You have played a pivotal role in the development of Indian cricket. Happy Birthday, Sunny bhai 😊 pic.twitter.com/Uwjye1G0D1
— Wear a Mask. Stay Safe, India (@cricketaakash) July 10, 2021
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