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Sunil Gavaskar – The Original Little Master

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Regarded as one of the best opening batsmen for the Indian Cricket team, Sunil Gavaskar is a humble man, born in the dream city of Mumbai. Throughout his career as well as in his retirement, Sunil Gavaskar has been a thriving cricketer that the country of India bore. Let’s take a look at some of the moments that truly make Sunil Gavaskar the original ‘Little Master’.

1. The Debut of a Record-holder
With his agility and ability to jump the off-stump as well as his tight technique, Sunil Gavaskar had a dream debut. In his first ever test series against West Indies, Sunil Gavaskar scored 774 runs, highest ever by a debutant as well as highest runs scored by any player in a test series. Both the records still stand tall.

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2. The First Batsman to Ever Reach 10,000 Runs
A finisher that he was as a batsman, in his final test series, against Pakistan in 1987, Sunil Gavaskar scored 63 runs to become the first ever batsman to reach the five digit mark. Eventually, he finished his career with a total of 10,112 runs, a record he held till 1993.

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3. A Testament of 34 Centuries
A holder of many records, Sunil Gavaskar was the first ever batsman to score 34 centuries in the first class cricket tournaments. With this achievement, he surpassed the record held by Sir Don Bradman, who scored 29 centuries.

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4. A Dominator of West Indies
The book of records is a witness to Sunil Gavaskar’s plague on the West Indies Cricket teams of the 1970s and 1980s. A batsman so good that even the opposite nation applauded him. Sunil Gavaskar is the only player to score 2749 runs & 13 centuries against the indomitable West Indies.

‘Dum Maaro Dum’

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With a shelf full of trophies and records, on his 69th birthday today, let’s take a moment and appreciate this
great ‘Little Master’ of the Indian Cricket team – Sunil Gavaskar, happy birthday!
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