On the 50th anniversary of Sunil Gavaskar’s iconic Check debut towards the West Indies, the previous India skipper was felicitated by the BCCI for his contribution to Indian cricket. India, then led by late Ajit Wadekar gained the sequence in West Indies 1-Zero after which additionally clinched the sequence in England inside an area of few months.
The BCCI felicitated Gavaskar throughout the lunch break of the continuing Check between India and England as secretary Jay Shah offered him with a particular cap.
“Be part of me in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Shri Sunil Gavaskar Ji’s Check debut for of India. It’s certainly a momentous event for all Indians and we’re attending to have a good time it on the world’s largest cricket facility Narendra Modi Stadium,” wrote Shah.
“Celebrating 50 wonderful years of the legendary former #TeamIndia Captain Mr. Sunil Gavaskar’s Check debut immediately,” wrote the BCCI
In his wonderful profession, Gavaskar performed 125 Checks and 108 ODIs for India and was additionally part of the 1983 World Cup-winning aspect. Scoring over 10,000 runs within the longest format, Gavaskar established himself as one of many best of all time.
Gavaskar additionally held the report for scoring most tons in Check cricket till Sachin Tendulkar surpassed his tally in 2005. Within the limited-overs format, he scored 3902 runs at a mean of 35.1.
Many former gamers together with Sachin Tendulkar paid glowing tributes to Gavaskar. “50 years in the past on today, he took the Cricketing World by storm.
He scored 774 runs in his debut sequence and every one among us rising up had a hero to look as much as,” Tendulkar wrote.
Harbhajan Singh additionally thanked Gavaskar for uplifting generations of cricketers. “50 yrs of sunny sir… Congratulations Sir .. thanks for uplifting generations of cricketers,” wrote the tweaker