03, Apr 2021
Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, is an Indian cricket commentator and former cricketer representing India and Bombay from the early 1970s to the late 1980s.
|Full Name||Sunil Manohar "Sunny" Gavaskar|
|Nickname(s)||Sunny, Little Master|
|Profession||Former Indian Cricketer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 4”
|Hair Colour||Salt and pepper|
|International Debut||Test- 6March 1971 vs West Indies at Port of Spain
ODI- 13 July 1974 vs England at Leeds
|International Retirement||Test- 13 March 1987 vs Pakistan at Bangalore
ODI- 5 November 1987 vs England at Mumbai
|Domestic/State Team||Mumbai, Somerset|
|Nature on field||Cool|
|Likes to play against||West Indies|
|Favourite Shot||Late Flick|
|Records (main ones)||• He is the first Test Cricketer to make over 10000 runs.
• Before Sachin Tendulkar, he held the record for the highest number of Test Centuries (34).
• His record of highest runs (774) by a debutant is still unbroken.
• He is the only batsman to score 4 consecutive centuries two times, at Port of Spain and at Wankhede Stadium.
• His 58 century partnership with 18 different players is a record.
• By taking 100 catches in Test Cricket, he became the first Indian Cricketer (excluding wicket-keepers) to do so.
• In 1980, he was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year.
|Career Turning Point||In his debut tour to West Indies in 1970/71, he scored 774 runs with an average of 154.80.|
|Date of Birth||10 July 1949|
|Age (as in 2020)||71 Years|
|Birthplace||Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|College||St. Xavier's College, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India|
|Family||Father- Manohar Gavaskar
Mother- Meenal Gavaskar
Sisters- Nutan Gavaskar, Kavita Viswanath
|Hobbies||Watching Wrestling Matches, Playing Badminton, Reading, Music|
|Controversies||• In 2008, he was criticized for frequently criticizing his employers.
• In 2008, he delivered a controversial statement against the match referee Mike Procter during the Sydney Test.
• On 24 September 2020, during an IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, he attracted controversy after he came up with a comment involving Virat Kohli’s wife Anushka Sharma in the commentary box. In the match, Kohli dropped his KXIP counterpart, KL Rahul, twice; once in the 17th over at deep square-leg when he was batting on 83 and then again in the 18th over when he was on 89. Moreover, Kohli managed just a run off five balls against Kings XI Punjab. While making a comment on Kohli's under-performance, Gavaskar said, “Inhone lockdown me to bas Anushka ki gendon ki practice ki hain." (Virat Kohli has only trained against Anushka’s balls during the lockdown). Notably, over the years, on quite a few instances, the Bollywood actress has been blamed whenever Kohli under-performed on the cricket field. Gavaskar's comment didn't go well with Kohli's fans, and some of them urged the BCCI to remove Gavaskar from the commentary panel. 
|Cricketer(s)||Rohan Kanhai, ML Jaisimha, Gundappa Viswanath|
|Girls, Family & More|
Son- Rohan Gavaskar
|Net Worth||$30 million|