Sunil Gavaskar was born on 10-07-1949 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India. He is an Indian Cricket Player & Cricket Commentator.
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)|
|AGE (in 2020)||70 Years Old|
|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
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.
|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.
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.
|Home Town||Bombay, Bombay State, India|
|Address||Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|School||St Xavier’s High School, Mumbai|
|College||St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai|
|Hobbies||Travelling, Listening Music, Reading|
|Debut||Test – vs Windies at Queen’s Park Oval, Mar 06, 1971
ODI – vs England at Headingley, Jul 13, 1974
|Net Worth||$70 Million|
|Car Collections||E60 BMW 5-Series|
|Favorite Player||Sachin Tendulkar|
|Favorite Actress||Madhuri Dixit|
|Favorite Actor||Amitabh Bachchan|
|Favorite Movie||Dil Toh Paagal Hain|