One of India's batting legends Sunil Gavaskar and former Indian captain, Sunil ‘Sunny’ Gavaskar, turned 68 on Monday. Cricket fans, former and present Indian cricketer poured in their greetings on his Bday.
The batting maestro was Gavaskar is considered as one of the all time batting greats to have played the game. Gavaskar was the linchpin of the Indian batting in the mid 70s and 80s. The Little Master was known to have one of the best techniques and a rock solid defence. He created a niche for himself by taking on the fearsome West Indies pace quartlet with utter disdain at the peak of their careers.
The right-handed batsman played 125 Tests for India, scoring 10122 runs, and 3092 runs in 108 ODI appearances. Gavaskar at one stage held the record of highest number of hundreds (34) in Test cricket which was later broken by Sachin Tendulkar in 2005.
The right-hander held a number of records in his career. He became the first batsman in Test cricket to go past 10000-run mark in the career while also becoming the first batsman to score hundreds in both innings of a Test match thrice.
Gavaskar was the first Indian cricketer to aggregate a total of more than 700 runs in a series when he smashed 774 runs at an average of 154.80 in 1971 against West Indies. These were also the most runs in a debut series by a batsman.
Here is how some of the cricketers took to twitter to wish the batting legend on his Bday
Happy Birthday to one of the best and most daring batsman ever, Sunil Gavaskar Sir. Watching film Maalamaal to see you in a different avatar pic.twitter.com/my6rmq1l8X— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 10, 2017
Happy Birthday to Indian Cricket Legend Mr. Sunil Gavaskar. May the year bring in lots of success and happiness. pic.twitter.com/lVE0cbrhzx— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 10, 2017