Sunil Gavaskar was born on 10-07-1949 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India. He is an Indian Cricket Player & Cricket Commentator.

Biography

Sunil Gavaskar who was also referred to as “Little Master” is arguably one of the best test openers that cricket has ever produced. The legacy to play fast bowling in which Indian batsmen lagged in those days has been passed on by him. The reason why is also called the greatest batsmen is that the time when he was playing international cricket he had to deal with some of the deadliest fast bowlers ever and that too without helmet protection.

 

BIRTHDAY 10 July 1949 (Sunday)
BIRTHPLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra
COUNTRY India
AGE (in 2020) 70 Years Old
BIRTH SIGN Cancer
HEIGHT in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 4”
WEIGHT in Kilograms- 70 kg
in Pounds- 154.32 lbs
CASTE N/A

 

Though he was considered as the best test batsman he has also played some memorable One Day knocks as well. He scored a century off 85 balls against the New Zealand team which was at that time the fastest century by an Indian batsman. Gavaskar retired from all forms of the game in 1987 and post-retirement, he took up commentary and is currently a renowned voice in the game of cricket.

Awards

AWARD NAME AWARD CATEGORY RECEIPT YEAR RECEIPT FIELD
Arjuna Award National Sports Award 1975 Cricket
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 1980 Sports

For his contribution to the Indian cricket, he has been bestowed with the Padma Bhushan award from the Government of India in the year 1980. Some sources claim that he has also received Padma Shri but it’s not true.

Relations

He was born to Manohar Gavaskar & Meenal Gavaskar. He has two sisters named Kavita Viswanath (married to cricketer Gundappa Viswanath) & Nutan Gavaskar. He is married to Marshneil Gavaskar and together they have a son named Rohan Gavaskar. Former Indian cricketer Madhav Mantri was his Uncle.

Body Measurements

Chest Size 40
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Bombay, Bombay State, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School St Xavier’s High School, Mumbai
College St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Travelling, Listening Music, Reading
Marital Status Married
Debut Test – vs Windies at Queen’s Park Oval, Mar 06, 1971
ODI – vs England at Headingley, Jul 13, 1974
Salary N/A
Net Worth $70 Million
Official Website N/A

Collections

Car Collections E60 BMW 5-Series

Favorites

Favorite Color Black
Favorite Player Sachin Tendulkar
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Madhuri Dixit
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan
Favorite Movie Dil Toh Paagal Hain
Favorite Place Dubai
Favorite Food Fish

 

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