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.

 

BIRTHDAY10 July 1949 (Sunday)
BIRTHPLACEMumbai, Maharashtra
COUNTRYIndia
AGE (in 2020)70 Years Old
BIRTH SIGNCancer
HEIGHTin centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 4”
WEIGHTin Kilograms- 70 kg
in Pounds- 154.32 lbs
CASTEN/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 NAMEAWARD CATEGORYRECEIPT YEARRECEIPT FIELD
Arjuna AwardNational Sports Award1975Cricket
Padma BhushanCivilian Award1980Sports

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 Size40
Biceps Size14
Waist Size32
Skin ColourWheatish
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack

Personal Info

Home TownBombay, Bombay State, India
NationalityIndian
ReligionHindu
AddressWorli, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolSt Xavier’s High School, Mumbai
CollegeSt. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
QualificationGraduate
HobbiesTravelling, Listening Music, Reading
Marital StatusMarried
DebutTest – vs Windies at Queen’s Park Oval, Mar 06, 1971
ODI – vs England at Headingley, Jul 13, 1974
SalaryN/A
Net Worth$70 Million
Official WebsiteN/A

Collections

Car CollectionsE60 BMW 5-Series

Favorites

Favorite ColorBlack
Favorite PlayerSachin Tendulkar
Favorite SportCricket
Favorite ActressMadhuri Dixit
Favorite ActorAmitabh Bachchan
Favorite MovieDil Toh Paagal Hain
Favorite PlaceDubai
Favorite FoodFish