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Sunil Gavaskar

Profession: Cricketer

Nationality:
India
Indian

Why Famous: Played 125 test matches for India, scoring 10,122 runs with an average of 51.12 including 34 Test centuries.

Born: July 10, 1949
Birthplace: Bombay, India
Age: 72 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer

Historical Events

  • 1971-03-06 Test Cricket debut of Indian cricket great Sunil Gavaskar versus West Indies at Port-of-Spain; 125 Tests, 10,122 runs @ 51.12; 34 Test centuries
  • 1971-03-21 Indian cricket great Sunil Gavaskar scores first of his 34 Test Cricket centuries; 116 in drawn 3rd Test at Georgetown, Guyana
  • 1971-04-19 After smashing 124 in the 1st innings, Indian cricket opener Sunil Gavaskar makes 220 in 2nd innings in the drawn 5th Test against the West Indies in Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • 1978-12-02 Sunil Gavaskar scores his second double century (205) in Test cricket (as well as 73 on the final day) to guide India to a draw against the West Indies in the 1st Test in Bombay
  • 1979-09-04 Sunil Gavaskar scores his third double century in Test cricket (221) to guide India to a famous draw against England in the 4th Test at The Oval
  • 1983-12-29 Indian cricket opening batsman Sunil Gavaskar scores an unbeaten 236 in drawn 6th Test v West Indies at Chennai; his 4th Test double century and 30th century, surpassing Don Bradman's record of 29
  • 1987-03-17 Sunil Gavaskar ends his Test career with an innings of 96 v Pak

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