Snow was charged with deliberately barging into Gavaskar and was suspended. Indisputable, unshrinkable fact: in 1980, on consecutive Thursdays, the last Thursday of November and first Thursday of December, Sunil Gavaskar was out, for no runs each time, to no-name bowlers. Gavaskar had his bat knocked out of his hand by a hostile delivery from Malcolm Marshall before being dismissed. [8] India drew the series 1–1 but the following three-Test series in New Zealand was to signal the start of a barren run of 19 Tests under Gavaskar of which India were to win only one and lose five. India broke through for a 153-run win in the Third Test at Kanpur, where Gavaskar scored 76. The 1983–84 season started with a home series against Pakistan, with all three matches being drawn. Brother-in-law - GR Viswanath, While Gavaskar’s name got people to the screen, it was his effortless charm and detailed knowledge of the game that kept them glued. Angry spectators pelted objects onto the playing arena and clashed with police, before stoning the team bus. July 10, 1949, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak, Education St Xavier's College; Bombay University, Relation He was ineffective in the first three Tests, accumulating only sixty runs in five innings as India took a 2–1 lead. Sunil’s name has been linked with – Marshneill Mehrotra – They have … He was the first person to score centuries in both innings of a Test match three times. India got another injury scare when opening batsman Rohit Sharma was seen limping immediately after holing out to long on just before tea on the second day of the fourth and final Test at the Gabba on Saturday. He started consistently, scoring four half-centuries in five innings of the first three Tests. He has been selected as the interim president of BCCI, replacing N. Srinivasan"[28]. The song depicted the similarities between a cricket match and real life. He hailed Cheteshwar Pujara -- who copped several blows to the body for his 211-ball 56 in India's second innings -- as 'the ultimate warrior'. He also served as an advisor to the India national cricket team during the home series against Australia in 2004. He is a joint holder of the record for scoring centuries in both the test match innings on three occasions along with Australia's. He was a middle-order left-handed batsman and an occasional slow left arm orthodox bowler. Born in a Marathi speaking family to Meenal (née Mantri) & Manohar Gavaskar, Gavaskar is married to Marshneill Gavaskar (née Mehrotra), daughter of a leather industrialist from Kanpur. Quite simply, if there was no audio evidence, nor did the officials hear anything, then the charge did not stand. Born in a Marathi[29] speaking family to Meenal (née Mantri) & Manohar Gavaskar, Gavaskar is married to Marshneill Gavaskar (née Mehrotra), daughter of a leather industrialist from Kanpur. India were unable to capitalise as all three Tests were drawn, but Gavaskar did. He has sung a Marathi song "Ya Duniyemadhye Thambayaala Vel Konala" which was written by noted Marathi lyricist Shantaram Nandgaonkar. He scored 108 runs at 27, with an 86 bowled by Lance Gibbs at Bombay's Wankhede Stadium hosting the first test on this ground, the closest the Indian public got to see a century. Sunil Gavaskar Biography & Biodata: Sunil Manohar "Sunny" Gavaskar was born on July 10, 1949 and is a former Indian cricketer who played from the early '70s until the late' 80s for the Bombay Cricket Team and the Indian National Team. Angry with the slow pace of India's innings, the crowd chanted "Gavaskar down! 4. In the Sixth Test in Madras, he compiled his 30th Test century in his 99th test match, with an unbeaten 236 which was the highest Test score by an Indian. He captained India to nine victories and eight losses, but most of the games were drawn, 30. Sharad Kadrekar, a former sports journalist from Mumbai, tells ThePrint, “Gavaskar’s way of talking is a little hatke. His first home series was largely disappointing, aggregating 224 runs at 24.89. [8] Standing in despite having scored only 703 runs at 28.12 since his debut series, Gavaskar rewarded the selectors with 116 and 35*. Born [citation needed], His first series in charge was a West Indian visit to India for a six Test series. The hostile crowd watched as India batted for over two days to reach 7/437 after 203 overs. Indian cricket would have never got Sunil Gavaskar had Gavaskar’s uncle been absent in the hospital during his birth. He is the only cricketer to score 4 consecutive centuries at 2 venues—Port of Spain &. They reached 76/0 at stumps on the fourth day. After scoring four centuries in his first eight Test innings, Gavaskar didn't get one in his next 16. Turbulent performances of the team led to multiple exchanges of captaincy between Gavaskar and Kapil Dev, with one of Gavaskar's sackings coming just six months before Kapil led India to victory at the 1983 Cricket World Cup. More, Sunil Gavaskar was one of the greatest opening batsmen of all time, and certainly the most successful. Nothing in the air, everything copybook." Led by Gavaskar, India made steady progress to be 328/1 with 20 overs remaining on the final day with a record-breaking victory still possible. He is the only cricketer with 58-century partnership with 18 different players. Happy Birthday Sunil Gavaskar: When Little Master Fell In Love With A Fan Who Asks For His Autograph Legendary batsman and former Indian captain, Sunil Gavaskar is celebrating his 71st birthday today, and there's no better day to relive Sunny and his wife, Marshneil Gavaskar's magical love story. As a result, India secured an eight-wicket victory. Sunil Manohar Gavaskar Nick name - Sunny Date of birth - 10/07/1949 Native Place - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Profession - Former Indian Cricketer Family - Marshniel Gavaskar (wife), Rohan Gavaskar (son), MK Mantri (uncle), GR Viswanath (brother-in-law) Awards - Padma Bhusan Book written - Sunny Days (autobiography), Idols, Runs n Ruins, One Day Wonders He played the lead role in the Marathi movie "Savli Premachi". During a panel discussion with former Australia captain Ricky Ponting, Gavaskar said Rahane will bat at the no.4 for India and it can be a toss-up between KL Rahul and Shubman Gill for the fifth slot. The Indians' mastery of the Caribbean spinners on a turning track reportedly led West Indian captain Clive Lloyd to vow that he would rely on pace alone in future Tests. Gavaskar scored another half-century in the Second Test to end the series with 259 at 43.16. In the Third Test, his 102 helped India post 4/406 to set a world record for the highest winning fourth innings score. [8], In 1972–73, England toured India for a five-Test series, Gavaskar's first on home soil. [11], The 1982–83 subcontinental season started well for Gavaskar on an individual note, as he made 155 in a one-off Test against Sri Lanka in Madras. In the First Test against England at Delhi, he was mobbed upon becoming the first Indian to reach 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year. Gavaskar, unwilling to be dictated to by the Caribbean pacemen, hooked the short-pitched barrage relentlessly, reaching his half century in 37 balls. On 22 December 1994, Gavaskar was sworn in as, "Gavaskar Stadium" in his home district of, In 2003, he became the first and till now the only Indian to have delivered a, On 21 November 2012, Gavaskar was conferred with BCCI's prestigious Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award at the BCCI Annual Awards Function 2011-12. ... of the biggest names in the history of cricket. Ditchburn and Slee were their no-names/names. "If Australia had gotten off to a start of 80-90 for no loss on the first day of this Test, then all sorts of doubts would … He made 115 in the Fourth Test in Delhi, where India were unable to convert a 212-run first innings lead, resulting in a draw. The change of captain improved the form of neither Gavaskar nor India as they toured Sri Lanka for a three-Test series. Sunil Gavaskar, Indian Cricket's Real Master - Rediff Cricket Gavaskar totalled 390 runs at 55.71 for the series. Gavaskar scored 91 in the drawn First Test in Madras before withdrawing from the Second Test in Calcutta as he had promised. Sunil Gavaskar Biography: Sunil Gavaskar was born on July 10, 1949, to a Marathi family and his parents Manohar Gavaskar and Meenal Gavaskar have raised him up with the love and affection and he is their only child.M moreover, his family already have a connection with the game of cricket as his father Manohar Gavaskar was a familiar name in the club cricket those days along whit his uncle Madhav Mantri … Absolutely no excuse for this shot. Gavaskar was widely admired for his technique against fast bowling, with a particularly high average of 65.45 against the West Indies team, who possessed a four-pronged fast bowling attack regarded as the most vicious in Test history. blaming him for India' performance. They collided, and Gavaskar fell over. Gavaskar was the first cricketer to play 100 consecutive test matches. It is hard to visualise a more beautiful defence: virtually unbreachable, it made his wicket among the hardest to earn. A patient Cheteshwar Pujara on Monday joined an elite list of India greats like Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid. It appeared to be either hamstring or a calf strain. He is the first Indian cricketer to carry his bat in test cricket. 72 kg or 159 kg. An alumnus of Bombay's renowned St. Xavier's College, he made his debut in the 1968/69 season against Karnataka but made a duck and was the subject of derisive claims that his selection was due to the presence of his uncle Madhav Mantri, a former Indian Test wicket keeper on Bombay's selection committee. His focus of technical correctness over flair meant that his style of play was usually less suited to the shorter form of the game, at which he had less success. Full name Sunil Manohar Gavaskar. [31], His maternal uncle was retired Indian cricketer Madhav Mantri. [1] He held the record of 34 Test centuries for almost two decades before it was broken by Sachin Tendulkar in December 2005. He was named one of the Wisden cricketers of the year in 1980. His uncle, Madhav Mantri, was a former Indian Test Wicket-Keeper. Gavaskar was called Mumbai Bradman during his prime, Shastri, a fellow Mumbai cricketer, said. Gavaskar's several large centuries contrasted with several failures. ", This page was last edited on 21 January 2021, at 16:54. You're a senior player, there's no excuse for this. at Lord's, 1987. He managed his first (and only ODI century) in the 1987 World Cup, when he hit 103 not out in 88 balls against New Zealand in his penultimate ODI innings at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur. Ravi Shastri unveiled the portrait of his former skipper Sunil Gavaskar, ICC Twitter He lent his voice for a popular Marathi song “Yaduniye madhye thambaila vel konala,“ written by Shantaram Nandgaonkar. He then lavished praise on Shubman Gill for his fluent 91. It was the first Test between the two nations, with Sri Lankan having only recently been awarded Test status. Sunil Gavaskar could have been lost to cricket had his uncle not spotted that he had been mistakenly swapped with another new-born. Australia captain Tim Paine wouldn't engage in a war of words with Sunil Gavaskar, saying the legendary Indian's critical assessment of his leadership doesn't bother him one bit. With three balls left in the match, all four results were possible. The official reason given was that Srinivas Venkataraghavan was preferred due to his superior experience on English soil, but most observers believed that Gavaskar was punished because he was believed to be considering defecting to World Series Cricket. info) (born 20 February 1976) is an Indian former cricketer . Batting in the middle order, Gavaskar plays only two innings in five matches, but his captaincy is spot on, especially his use of spinners in the middle overs. Gavaskar's 90 in the Third Test at Ahmedabad saw him pass Geoff Boycott's Test world record of 8,114 career runs, but was insufficient to prevent another defeat. Since retiring, Gavaskar has served as a television commentator, analyst and columnist, as well as taken on various responsibilities with the BCCI, and served as chairman of the ICC cricket committee. In a Marathi movie, “Savli Premachi”, Gavaskar played the lead role. Gavaskar vowed never to play at Eden Gardens again, and duly withdrew from the team for India's next fixture at the Bengali capital two years later, ending his record of 106 consecutive Tests. His performance in the Test made him the second player after Doug Walters to score a century and double century in the same match. He lent his voice for a popular Marathi song “Yaduniye madhye thambaila vel konala,“ written by Shantaram Nandgaonkar. India ended nine runs short with two wickets in hand when stumps were drawn. After failing to score in the Second Test, he scored 107 and 182 not out in the Third Test at Calcutta, another high scoring draw. He managed only 240 runs at 30, as India were crushed 2–0 by the world champions. He had virtually every stroke in the book but traded flair for the solidity his side needed more. [11] The Test was the start of a world record streak of 106 Test appearances. India's lynchpin of the 70s and 80s, and arguably their first great batsman, he was known for his immaculate defence but was equally at ease hooking and pulling the most fearsome bowlers of all time. He scored some runs in the final two Tests which India drew to complete consecutive series wins over England. He scored an unbeaten 166 in the First Test in Adelaide and 172 in the Third Test in Sydney, ending the series with 352 runs at 117.33. His uncle, Madhav Mantri, was a former Indian Test Wicket-Keeper. His uncle, Madhav Mantri, was a former Indian Test Wicket-Keeper. When Gavaskar led his team onto the field, he was pelted with fruit. These were his third and fourth centuries at the grounds. The tourists had been bowled out for 237 in the first innings, with an Allan Border … "[27] Despite the fact that Gavaskar's comment referenced Mike Procter and not the ICC, Australian writer Gideon Haigh said that, if Gavaskar genuinely believed this, "then he should almost certainly resign, for if the ICC is a bastion of 'white man's justice', Gavaskar bears some of the blame for having failed to change it. He earns more flak for his defensive captaincy in the. His 205 in the First Test made him the first Indian to score a double century in India against the West Indies. Their son, Rohan, was also a cricketer who played 11 One Day Internationals for India, but could not cement his spot in the team. He left the committee to continue his career as a broadcaster. "That's an unbelievable and irresponsible shot from Rohit Sharma. The inaugural Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi Memorial Lecture was given by Gavaskar on 20 February 2013 at Taj Coromandel, Chennai. It was his Uncle who spotted that the child was not Sunny as he had a birthmark near his ear. Widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen and one of the best opening batsmen in Test cricket history, Gavaskar set world records during his career for the most Test runs and most Test centuries scored by any batsman. He finished the Oceania tour with 244 runs at 22.18, with only two half-centuries, making little impact. The match was drawn, but India conceded the series after losing the Fourth. Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar stated that the young Indian team have shown the way and they aren't 'afraid' and it holds promising signs of a bright future in Indian cricket. [8] In an eight-Test season, three and five against New Zealand and England, respectively, Gavaskar scored centuries in the first and last Tests of the season. [20] with Naseeruddin Shah and Satish Shah. Rohan is the son of Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar Sunil Gavaskar Biography. In one ODI against Pakistan in Sharjah in 1985, he took four catches and helped India defend a small total of 125. Sunil Gavaskar got swapped at birth with a fisherman's son", "He's 92 and still going strong. The first series was a six Test tour to Pakistan. [8][11], The 1980–81 season saw Gavaskar returned as captain for the Australasian tour, but it was to be the start of an unhappy reign for Gavaskar and India. In a nutshell Sunil Gavaskar was the first to get 10,000 Test runs and 30 centuries. [9][10], Gavaskar's arrival in England in 1971 for a three-Test series generated substantial publicity in light of his debut series. Gavaskar finished the series with 447 runs at 89.40. He had aggregated 505 at 50.50 for the series.[8][11]. The third Test of the series against England, After playing 106 Tests in a row, easily a record at the time, Gavaskar misses the, At the same ground where he became Test cricket's highest run-getter - Motera, Ahmedabad - Gavaskar scales another peak, becoming the first batsman to score, After 100 ODI innings yielded no hundreds, his 101st finally does the trick: Gavaskar slams an, July 10, 1949, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra. [33] His other sister—Nutan Gavaskar was the honorary general secretary of Women's Cricket Association of India (WCAI). India were embarrassed 1–0 by the Test minnows at the time, with Gavaskar managing only 186 runs at 37.2. [11] On the West Indian leg of the tour, Gavaskar scored consecutive centuries of 156 and 102 in the Second and Third Tests, both in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Announces his class with scores of 65 and 67 not out, Hundreds in each of the next three Tests, including a double of. Against a team regarded as the worst to leave Australian shores, Gavaskar made 90 in the second innings of the First Test in Madras (now Chennai), giving India a chance to reach the target of 348, which ended in a tie. [3] In 2012, he was awarded the Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for Cricket in India.[4][5]. His infamous 36 not out in the 1975 World Cup, carrying his bat through the full 60 overs against England, led Indian supporters to storm the field and confront him for scoring so slowly when India needed nearly a run a ball to win; at the end of the game India had lost only three wickets but scored 200 runs less than England. 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He responded with 114 against Rajasthan in his second match and two other consecutive centuries saw him being selected in the 1970/71 Indian team to tour the West Indies. Early in his Test career, when India rarely used pace bowlers, Gavaskar also opened the bowling for a short spell on occasions if only one pace bowler was playing, before a three-pronged spin attack took over. He followed this with his first century, 116 and 64* in the third Test in Georgetown, Guyana, and 1 and 117* in the Fourth Test in Bridgetown, Barbados. info) born 20 February 1976 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh is a former Indian cricketer.. He also appeared in a Hindi movie, “Maalamal.”. In the Second Test in Delhi, Gavaskar delivered his riposte to Marshall, hooking him for a consecutive four and six to start his innings. His record for the highest number of Test hundreds was overtaken by Sachin Tendulkar, but statistics alone don't reveal Gavaskar's true value to India. India won the Third and Fifth Tests in Bombay and Madras. Despite this, India were unable to finish off their novice opponents, the draw heralding a start of a winless summer. The first was 119 in front of his home crowd at the Wankhede Stadium, helping India to a victory. He managed only 4 and 1 in the Fourth Test in Madras as India forced the only win of the series. He was the first Test batsman to score 10,000 Test runs in a career and now stands at number 12 on the group of 13 players with 10,000-plus Test runs. He is also a former Sheriff of Mumbai. In the Third Test in Faisalabad, Gavaskar managed an unbeaten 127 in the second innings to force Pakistan into a run chase, but the other two losses were substantial, both by an innings. Pakistan then defeated India in three consecutive matches. Worth re-saying it plain, its bluntest, for-posterity's-sake iteration - Let's suspend it - imagination. [11] It was in the Fourth Test at The Oval that he produced his finest innings on English soil. For the first time, Gavaskar faced Pakistani pace spearhead Imran Khan, who described him as "The most compact batsman I've bowled to." Gavaskar went on to the West Indies for a five Test tour purely as a batsman, but could not reproduce the form that he had shown in the Caribbean in 1971 and 1976. 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Nicknamed ‘Sunny’, Sunil is often regarded as one of the greatest opening batsmen in Indian Test history and also has several records to his name. In the 13 Tests that season, he made 1027 runs at 51.35 with three centuries and four half-centuries. An Ian Botham led fightback saw Gavaskar removed, with India still needing 49 runs from 46 balls. He scored 74 and 5 in the next two Tests as India won the three-match series 2–0. He played in 11 One Day Internationals.He was a middle-order left-handed batsman and an occasional slow left arm orthodox bowler. Under Gavaskar's astute leadership, India demolish all opposition to win the World Championship of Cricket in Australia. With the mammoth IND vs AUS series brought to a close in style, the Men in Blue will return home with the prestigious Border-Gavaskar trophy. Recently, cricketer Jofra Archer shared a video of Virat Kohli with a funny caption, and we are sure that if Anushka watches it, she may react strongly. The only wicket claimed by him is that of Pakistani Zaheer Abbas in 1978–79. India played in twelve Tests, losing five and drawing seven. … Rohan was given the name "Rohan Jaivishwa" by his father as a tribute to his 3 favourite cricketers—Rohan Kanhai; M. L. Jaisimha; and Rohan's uncle, Gundappa Vishwanath[30]—although his name is usually recorded as Rohan Sunil Gavaskar. Sunil Gavaskar; Personal information; Full name: Sunil Manohar Gavaskar: Born 10 July 1949 (age 71) Bombay, Maharashtra, India: Nickname: Sunny, Little Master: Height: 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) Batting: Right-handed: Bowling: Right-arm medium: Role: Opening batsman: Relations: Madhav Mantri (uncle) Rohan Gavaskar (son) Gundappa Viswanath (brother-in-law) India lost to New Zealand 1–0, with Gavaskar managing 126 runs at 25.2. [11], 1978–79 saw India tour Pakistan for the first series between the arch-rivals for 17 years. According to Sanjay Manjrekar, it was "Vintage Gavaskar, playing swing bowling to perfection, taking his time initially and then opening up. [34], Gavaskar is an ardent devotee of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Height. of runs & centuries scored by a player against West Indies—2,749 runs & 13 centuries. Sunil Gavaskar was exchanged with a fisherman's baby at birth. His game was built around a near-perfect technique and enormous powers of concentration. At the Melbourne Cricket Ground, when Gavaskar was given out by the Australian umpire Rex Whitehead, he ordered his fellow opener Chetan Chauhan off the field. He ended the series with 266 runs at 66.33. The five-Test series against arch enemies Pakistan was to be his last. 10 facts about Sunil Gavaskar you might not know", "India vs Australia 2016-17: All you need to know about history of Border-Gavaskar Trophy", "Golden oldie brothers-in-law in the Gavaskar stable", "Cricket ground in USA named after Sunil Gavaskar", "Cricket ground in Kentucky, US named after Sunil Gavaskar", "Did you know? He was the first Indian to aggregate more than 700 runs in a series, and this 774 runs at 154.80 remain the most runs scored in a debut series by any batsman. Gavaskar's 144 runs at the low average of 24,[11] led some to question Gavaskar's worthiness for international cricket. The series against Pakistan was similarly high scoring, with four draws, three of which did not reach the fourth innings. He returned to Trinidad for the fifth Test and scored 124 and 220 to help India to its first ever series victory over the West Indies, and the only one until 2006. Attempting to stop a single after the ball was played to midwicket, John Snow runs into Gavaskar. Uncle - MK Mantri, Rohan is the son of Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar. Rohit had got off to a flying […] The First Test against England saw India break through for its first Test victory in 32 matches. He broke that sequence with 101 against England, In his third ODI, and in a World Cup match, In his first Test in charge, Gavaskar scores 116 and 35 not out as India beat New Zealand by eight wickets, Powered by Gavaskar's 102, India chase down a fourth-innings target of 403 for the loss of just four wickets, Against an Australian team depleted by the Packer exodus, Gavaskar scores, West Indies' inexperienced bowling attack is at the receiving end as Gavaskar scores 107 and 182 not out in a drawn Test, A fine 166 sets the stage for a comfortable ten-wicket win against Pakistan, After scoring only48 in five innings of the three-Test series in Australia, Gavaskar at last seems to be finding form in the second innings of the, Against Imran Khan, who is at the peak of his powers, Gavaskar stands tall and carries his bat for an, On a treacherous Ahmedabad pitch, Gavaskar scores, Coming in at No.4 with the score reading 0 for 2, Gavaskar spends 644 minutes at the crease to score an, The 1984-85 season brings plenty of discontent, as Gavaskar suffers one of his worst dips in form, scoring 140 in eight innings at home against England. He scored 246*, 222 and 85 in school cricket in his final year of secondary education before striking a century against the touring London schoolboys. In a two-minute video, Sunil Gavaskar paid a rich tribute to Team India for its "inspiring" display in the Test series against Australia. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar recently picked the batsman who he feels can bat at the number four slot in the absence of Kohli. He was involved in controversy when taking a quick single from the bowling of John Snow. Son - RS Gavaskar, In a nutshell Sunil Gavaskar was the first to get 10,000 Test runs and 30 centuries. After many years he appeared in a guest role in (1988) Hindi movie "Maalamaal". He has the highest runs (774) maker by a debutant. Despite his team's difficulties, Gavaskar remained productive with 434 runs at 47.18 with a century and three half centuries. In ( 1988 ) Hindi movie, “ Maalamal. ” being on the fourth day but most of record. 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