Pakistan then defeated India in three consecutive matches. 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. [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. After two long months of working with him, the commentary team at 7cricket paid a tribute to the legend, Sunil Gavaskar, who has shared the commentary box with them for the series. [11], In 1977–78 he toured Australia, scoring three consecutive Test centuries (113, 127, 118) in the second innings of the first three Tests at Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne, respectively. Gavaskar finished the series with 447 runs at 89.40. The series ended 1–2, and with a poor display of 140 runs at 17.5, Gavaskar resigned, although he had already announced his intention to relinquish the leadership before the series. He has sung a Marathi song "Ya Duniyemadhye Thambayaala Vel Konala" which was written by noted Marathi lyricist Shantaram Nandgaonkar. Indian cricket would have never got Sunil Gavaskar had Gavaskar’s uncle been absent in the hospital during his birth. Gavaskar scored 89 in the First Test and 97 in the Second, which India drew and lost, respectively. [3] In 2012, he was awarded the Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for Cricket in India.[4][5]. Born in Mumbai and a student of St Xavier's High School[6][7] young Sunil Gavaskar was named India's Best Schoolboy Cricketer of the year in 1966 while playing for his school. info) born 20 February 1976 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh is a former Indian cricketer.. info); born 10 July 1949), is an Indian cricket commentator and former cricketer representing India and Bombay from the early 1970s to the late 1980s. 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. … Nothing in the air, everything copybook." India took the First Test, before five consecutive draws resulted, four of which did not even reach the fourth innings. ", This page was last edited on 21 January 2021, at 16:54. [11] The Test was the start of a world record streak of 106 Test appearances. 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. [11] His English critics were placated when India returned in 1974 and Gavaskar scored 101 and 58 in the second Test at Old Trafford. The tourists had been bowled out for 237 in the first innings, with an Allan Border … 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) He played with equal felicity off both front and back feet, had excellent judgement of length and line, and was beautifully balanced. With three balls left in the match, all four results were possible. It is hard to visualise a more beautiful defence: virtually unbreachable, it made his wicket among the hardest to earn. Let's suspend it - imagination. 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. 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. India was 1–0 down needed to reach a world record target of 438 to square the series. Speaking to Damien Fleming on 7Cricket, Sunil Gavaskar opened up on a moment of controversy during his days as India captain, when he almost led his team to forfeit an ill-tempered Test against Australia at the MCG.. [18], Gavaskar joined Triton Solar as its Brand Ambassador.[19]. Rest of the World against England (his last first class game): 1. Under Gavaskar's astute leadership, India demolish all opposition to win the World Championship of Cricket in Australia. [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. blaming him for India' performance. Grade 6 Willow, autographed by Sunil Gavaskar; Curved blade for powerful performance; Comes with a full length padded bat cover with adjustable strap; Grains - 4-6 Grains, Scuff Fiber Sheet Applied in front blade; Lightweight - 1160 to 1190 gm; Full Size (Length - 85cm) - Short Handle - SH Test debut: West Indies v India at Port of Spain, 6–10 March 1971, Last Test: India v Pakistan at Bangalore, 13–17 March 1987, ODI debut: England v India at Leeds, 13 July 1974, Last ODI: India v England at Bombay, 5 November 1987, First Class Debut: Vazir Sultan Colt's XI v Dungarpur XI at Hyderabad, 1966/67, Last First Class Match: Rest of the World v M.C.C. The first was 119 in front of his home crowd at the Wankhede Stadium, helping India to a victory. [20] with Naseeruddin Shah and Satish Shah. He had virtually every stroke in the book but traded flair for the solidity his side needed more. [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. 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. He lent his voice for a popular Marathi song “Yaduniye madhye thambaila vel konala,“ written by Shantaram Nandgaonkar. During the Fifth Test in the series, India were defeated by an innings at Calcutta to concede a 3–0 series lead. [31], His maternal uncle was retired Indian cricketer Madhav Mantri. Gavaskar scored 91 in the drawn First Test in Madras before withdrawing from the Second Test in Calcutta as he had promised. He scored 103 in the Third Test to end the series with 205 runs at 51.66. [8] He added a further 73 in the second innings of a high scoring draw. Worth re-saying it plain, its bluntest, for-posterity's-sake iteration - The match was drawn. 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. [8] Trinidad Calypso singer Lord Relator (Willard Harris) wrote a song in Gavaskar's honour, the "Gavaskar Calypso". It gained popularity in the early 1970s when it reached a circulation of 75,000 copies … He scored 74 and 5 in the next two Tests as India won the three-match series 2–0. Angry with the slow pace of India's innings, the crowd chanted "Gavaskar down! Girlfriend / Spouse. He scored some runs in the final two Tests which India drew to complete consecutive series wins over England. Sharad Kadrekar, a former sports journalist from Mumbai, tells ThePrint, “Gavaskar’s way of talking is a little hatke. Before shutting shop in 1989, in an effort to keep it running, the magazine was renamed Sportsweek & Lifestyle and edited by then recently-retired Sunil Gavaskar.. Star columnists. 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. With India having failed to win for 29 successive Tests, Kapil was sacked as captain and Gavaskar resumed leadership at the start of the 1984–85 season. 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. He played in 11 One Day Internationals.He was a middle-order left-handed batsman and an occasional slow left arm orthodox bowler. ... of the biggest names in the history of cricket. This occurred because Gavaskar had refused to tour the West Indies for another series immediately afterwards, asking for a rest. what is the name of the son of sunil gavaskar?and what is his profession? The local police chief reportedly asked Gavaskar to declare to placate the angry crowd. Ditchburn and Slee were their no-names/names. Sunil Manohar Gavaskar is a former Indian cricketer, born on 10th July 1949, in erstwhile Bombay, now Mumbai. He has been selected as the interim president of BCCI, replacing N. Srinivasan"[28]. Gavaskar’s casual charm and ‘elephantine’ memory. 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. [9][10], Gavaskar's arrival in England in 1971 for a three-Test series generated substantial publicity in light of his debut series. [8] A steady series saw him finish with 394 runs at 39.4 with a century coming in the Fifth Test and two half-centuries. Gavaskar's several large centuries contrasted with several failures. The hostile crowd watched as India batted for over two days to reach 7/437 after 203 overs. 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. A patient Cheteshwar Pujara on Monday joined an elite list of India greats like Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid. Gavaskar is a recipient of the Indian civilian honours of the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan. Gavaskar scored an unbeaten 103 in the First Test in Bangalore, and made two further half centuries to total 264 runs at 66. In that time, he scored 2301 Test runs including eight centuries. In the Third Test, his 102 helped India post 4/406 to set a world record for the highest winning fourth innings score. Gavaskar made 74 runs at 24.66 but was unable to bat in the Third Test. He was named one of the Wisden cricketers of the year in 1980. He held the record for the highest number of test centuries (34) before. The match was drawn, but India conceded the series after losing the Fourth. With his liberal use of Marathi and Hindi words, he would talk to his viewers in a very conversational and … [11], The 1981–82 Indian season saw a hard-fought 1–0 series win over England in six Tests. 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. 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. Angry spectators pelted objects onto the playing arena and clashed with police, before stoning the team bus. He was unable to maintain his performance, making only two half-centuries. In one ODI against Pakistan in Sharjah in 1985, he took four catches and helped India defend a small total of 125. 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. Full name Sunil Manohar Gavaskar. He then lavished praise on Shubman Gill for his fluent 91. This made him the first player in Test history to achieve centuries in both innings of a Test three times. 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. [8] His twin centuries made him the first Indian to score two centuries in one Test on two occasions, and saw him pass Umrigar as India's leading Test run-scorer. In a Marathi movie, “Savli Premachi”, Gavaskar played the lead role. "Gavaskar slams 'white man' ban. According to Sanjay Manjrekar, it was "Vintage Gavaskar, playing swing bowling to perfection, taking his time initially and then opening up. The First Test against Sri Lanka in Kanpur saw Gavaskar's 34th and final Test century of 176. Apart from an unbeaten 147 in the drawn Third Test in Georgetown, Guyana, his next best effort was 32.[8][11]. It was the first Test between the two nations, with Sri Lankan having only recently been awarded Test status. Gavaskar led India in a Test for the first time in January 1976 against New Zealand during the First Test in Auckland when regular captain Bishen Bedi was suffering from a leg injury. He ended the series with 266 runs at 66.33. It proved to be a false dawn, with England squaring the series 1–1 in Delhi before another controversial Third Test at Eden Gardens in Calcutta. He was the first person to score centuries in both innings of a Test match three times. India started well enough, drawing the First Test in Lahore, with Gavaskar scoring 83. Gavaskar also tried his hand at acting on the silver screen. 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. 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? Despite holding on for draws in the last two Tests, Gavaskar was replaced by Kapil Dev as captain after the 3–0 loss. Others – Madhav Mantri (Uncle) (Former Cricketer), Gundappa Viswanath (Brother-In-Law) (Former Cricketer) Build. The 1983–84 season started with a home series against Pakistan, with all three matches being drawn. Sunil Gavaskar was the first to get 10,000 Test runs and 30 centuries. At the same time the Court directed him to give up his job as a commentator. 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 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. [11], 1978–79 saw India tour Pakistan for the first series between the arch-rivals for 17 years. He has played twenty-four matches in eight Tests, with 2123 runs and eight hundreds. Shastri hailed the team for the resilience and spirit they showed to come back from the Adelaide debacle and win the series to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The self-actualisation of Indian cricket began under him. In 1986–87, Gavaskar's final season in Test cricket, India faced a long season of eleven home Tests. 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. Uncle - MK Mantri, Gavaskar out!" [8], In 1972–73, England toured India for a five-Test series, Gavaskar's first on home soil. . The first series was a six Test tour to Pakistan. In a Marathi movie, “Savli Premachi”, Gavaskar played the lead role. Started in 1968, Sportsweek focussed on cricketing news and even sponsored man-of-the-match awards. The two Test tour of Pakistan resulted in two further draws, with Gavaskar compiling 120 runs at 40. He also appeared in a Hindi movie, “Maalamal.”. With the teams locked 0–0 leading into the final Test in Bangalore, there was to be no fairytale. In the 13 Tests that season, he made 1027 runs at 51.35 with three centuries and four half-centuries. 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 played in 11 One Day Internationals. [33] His other sister—Nutan Gavaskar was the honorary general secretary of Women's Cricket Association of India (WCAI). When Gavaskar led his team onto the field, he was pelted with fruit. This ended a 14-month span in which Gavaskar played in 22 Tests and the 1979 Cricket World Cup. The movie did not receive much appreciation though. The series against Pakistan was similarly high scoring, with four draws, three of which did not reach the fourth innings. Rohan is the son of Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar He aggregated 732 runs at 91.50 for the series, securing India a 1–0 win in his first series as captain. Kangana Ranaut reacts to Sunil Gavaskar-Anushka Sharma row, hits out at actress for 'selective feminism' - While on one hand Kangana Ranaut mentioned that Sunil Gavaskar should not have mentioned Anushka Sharma's name, she also stated his statements should not be misinterpreted. 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. He stepped down - after some controversial comments - from the latter in order to continue as a media columnist and commentator. He is also a former Sheriff of Mumbai. The change of captain improved the form of neither Gavaskar nor India as they toured Sri Lanka for a three-Test series. Gavaskar was called Mumbai Bradman during his prime, Shastri, a fellow Mumbai cricketer, said. [17], On 28 March 2014 the Supreme Court of India appointed Gavaskar as the interim President of the BCCI, primarily to oversee the seventh Season of the Indian Premier League. He earned respect for Indian cricket and he taught his team-mates the virtue of professionalism. Sunil Gavaskar got swapped at birth with a fisherman's son", "He's 92 and still going strong. By the end of the 1975-76 season Gavaskar has played 147 first class matches, amassed 11574 runs and thirty-eight hundreds. Gavaskar totalled 390 runs at 55.71 for the series. His uncle, Madhav Mantri, was a former Indian Test Wicket-Keeper. It was his Uncle who spotted that the child was not Sunny as he had a birthmark near his ear. Gavaskar made 172 in the Second Test at Bangalore and reached a half-century on three further occasions to compile 500 runs at 62.5. 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. 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. He was the Chairman of the ICC cricket committee until the time he was forced to choose between commenting and being on the committee. In the Second Test in Delhi, Gavaskar delivered his riposte to Marshall, hooking him for a consecutive four and six to start his innings. He managed only 4 and 1 in the Fourth Test in Madras as India forced the only win of the series. 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. He managed 227 runs at 37.83 as India were whitewashed 3–0. Average. [8][11], Gavaskar's 1974–75 series against the West Indies was interrupted, playing in only the First and fifth and final Test of the series against the West Indies. India won the third but lost the earlier two. He lent his voice for a popular Marathi song “Yaduniye madhye thambaila vel konala,“ written by Shantaram Nandgaonkar. Former Indian captain and opening batsman Sunil Gavaskar criticised the shot, calling it irresponsible. [11], Despite this, he was stripped of the captaincy when India toured England in 1979 for a four Test tour. He also passed 8,000 Test runs in the innings, and was personally honoured by Indira Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India at the ground. Sunil Gavaskar, who made his debut for India on a tour of West Indies in 1971, was so overwhelmed by the behaviour of one of the players in the opposition side – Rohan Kanhai – that it “was a no-brainer” to name his son after him, said the former India great. It was his 30th Test century and third double century against the West Indies, propelling him to overtake Donald Bradman's 29 test centuries record. 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 captained the national team on and off over a period between 1978 and 1985, which included a great 2–0 win over Pakistan in 1979/80. He has the maximum no. Height. 4. [1] He held the record of 34 Test centuries for almost two decades before it was broken by Sachin Tendulkar in December 2005. After another stalemate in the Fifth Test, Gavaskar scored 123 in the Sixth Test, where Australia collapsed by an innings after India posted their fourth first innings in excess of 400 for the series. [8][11], Gavaskar was not to score a century on home soil until November 1976. While the panel included the likes of former Australian captain Ricky Ponting and Trent Copeland, Gavaskar … 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. At Madras, he made 166 in the first innings and was unbeaten on 29 when India brought up the winning runs. He sparked a controversy in early 2008 for his comments on the contentious Sydney Test Match: "Millions of Indians want to know if it (match referee Mike Procter's verdict against Harbhajan Singh) was a 'white man' taking the 'white man's' word against that of the 'brown man'. 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. Gavaskar was dismissed for 96 in the second innings as India were bowled out to give Pakistan a 1–0 series win.[8][11]. [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. Born July 10, 1949, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak, Education St Xavier's College; Bombay University, Relation "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 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. He is a joint holder of the record for scoring centuries in both the test match innings on three occasions along with Australia's. 'For someone playing just his 2nd Test, Gill looks very assured', VVS Laxman praises the opener - Shubman Gill notched-up his first fifty in the Test matches and legends seemed impressed with him seeing his temperament and strokeplay [11] It was in the Fourth Test at The Oval that he produced his finest innings on English soil. 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