Rohan Sunil Gavaskar
- Role :
- Bat : Left-hand bat
- Bowls : Slow left-arm orthodox
- DOB : February 20, 1976, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
One of the greatest opening batsmen of all time, Sunil Gavaskar’s game was built around a near-perfect technique and enormous powers of concentration. He was known for his perfect defence. He was the first cricketer to get 10,000 Test runs and 30 centuries. He possessed unparalleled judgement of length and line, and his wicket was one of the hardest to earn. Gavaskar has also served as a television commentator, analyst, and columnist since retiring. He served as chairman of the ICC cricket committee but had to step down after a few controversial comments. He was honoured with the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan. He was also awarded the Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for Cricket in India in 2012.
Sunil Gavaskar has played for the Bombay cricket team and Indian national team from the early 1970s to late 1980s. When in school in 1996, he was named ‘India's Best Schoolboy Cricketer of the year’. Gavaskar had set world records during his career for the most Test runs and most Test centuries scored by any batsman until it was broken by Sachin Tendulkar in December 2005.
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