Many great cricketers have played for India till date. He also set a great record in international cricket. But Sunil Gavaskar’s name will always be at the top. Gavaskar played international cricket for 16 years of his career. He set many great records during this period. His performance made him a role model for many Indian cricketers, including Sachin Tendulkar. March 6 is a very special day for such villagers.
Because exactly 50 years ago, on March 6, 1971, ‘Little Master’ Sunil Gavaskar started his international cricket career from a Test match. The match was against the West Indies in Port of Spain. He scored 65 in the first innings and 67 not out in the second innings to lead the team to victory.
Frederisk of West Indies was dismissed on the first ball of the match. He was also lucky to see a wicket on the first ball of his career.
Twelve years later, he became the highest run scorer in Test cricket. This record remained in his name for the next 9 years, 3 months and 3 days. He is also the first cricketer to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket, but also the first cricketer to score 34 centuries.
Sunil Gavaskar had scored 65, 67 *, 116, 1, 117 *, 124, 220 in the first 8 innings of the Test. He had scored 774 runs in the first eight innings. This record was later broken by Vinod Kambli by scoring 793 runs.
Gavaskar played 125 Tests in his career. He has scored 10122 runs at an average of 51.12 with 34 centuries. He has also scored 3092 runs in 108 ODIs at an average of 35.13 with one century.