Indian cricket player Sunil Gavaskar Childhood Photos. Sunil Manohar Gavaskar alias sunil “Sunny” was Born 10 July 1949 at Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India. Manohar Gavaskar is father’s name and mother name is Meena. He is a record-setting batsman and a national hero to India’s cricket fans. He is named as Legendary Indian cricket player. In his Test debut series against West Indies (1971) he scored a record 774 runs.
He has had 81 first class centuries (or hundreds) and scored a total of 25,834 runs, including 10,122 runs in Test cricket (he was the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in Test). In the 1980s Gavaskar, sometimes called “The Little Master” (as he stands 5′ 4″), dominated Indian cricket and became famous for his meticulous approach as well as his distinctive headgear. After his retirement in 1988 he became a commentator and columnist. He has also authored several cricket books and an autobiography, Sunny Days (1980).
His solid and defensive style of play was less suited to the shorter form of the game, at which he had less success. He famously scored an ignominous 36 not out carrying his bat through the full 60 overs in his ODI debut in 1974 against England. Overall he played 108 ODI matches and scored 3092 runs at an average of 35.13 with one century and 27 half-centuries and a highest score of 103 not out.
He was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1980 and has also been awarded the Padma Bhushan. He has served as the Sheriff of Mumbai and is now a writer and commentator. He has written an autobiography, Sunny days. His son Rohan is also a cricketer who plays at the national level.
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