what you know about sunil gavaskar ?? point few lines
4 Apr 07
Sunil Manohar Gavaskar (born July 10, 1949 at Bombay, Maharashtra), nicknamed Sunny, was a cricket player during the 1970s and 1980s for Bombay and India. Widely regarded as one of the greatest opening batsmen in the Test history, Gavaskar set world records during his career for the most runs and most centuries scored by any batsman in Test history. He held the record of 34 Test centuries for almost two decades before it was broken by Sachin Tendulkar in December 2005. He was widely admired for his technique against fast bowling, with a particularly high average of 65.45 against the West Indies, who possessed a four-pronged fast bowling attack regarded as the most vicious in Test history. His captaincy of the Indian team, however, was less successful. The team at one stage went 31 Test matches without a victory. There were incidents like crowd displeasure at Eden Gardens in Calcutta leading to multiple matches being disrupted, in response to the poor performance of the Indian team. Turbulent performances of the team lead to multiple exchanges of captaincy between Gavaskar and Kapil Dev, with one of Gavaskar's sackings coming just six months before Kapil led India to victory at the 1983 Cricket World Cup.Growing up in Mumbai, Gavaskar was named India's Best Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year in 1966. After scoring 246*, 222 and 85 in school cricket in his final year of secondary education, before striking a century against the touring London schoolboys. He made his first-class debut for Vazir Sultan Colts XI against an XI from Dungapar, in 1966/67, but remained in Bombay's Ranji Trophy squad for two further years without playing a match. He made his debut in the 1968/69 season against Karnataka, but made a duck and was the subject of derisive claims that his selection was due to the presence of his uncle Madhav Mantri, a former Indian Test wicketkeeper on Bombay's selection committee. He responded with 114 against Rajasthan in his second match, and two further consecutive centuries saw him selected in the 1970/71 Indian team to tour the West Indies. I think that its enough.
4 Apr 07
at present i can give you some brief history of Mr. Sunil Gavaskar of Indian Cricket Team. 1. First he is known as Little Master. 2. He was the first indian batsman to score 10000 runs in indian cricket. 3. he was the first indian batsman to make 36 century in test cricket. please let me time to explain more next day i.e. on saturday because two days are declared holiday for MCD Election and Good Friday. thanks and good day honny.
4 Apr 07
Suni Gavaskar was a great player. He scored many centuries. Suni Gavaskar was born on 10 July, 1949 at Bombay. He made his debut in the second test of the 1970-71 tour to the Caribbean Islands. He made himself firmly in the opener’s slot till he retired. Gavaskar made an one-day debut during the inaugural Prudential World Cup of 1974. He scored a 36 n.o. in 60 overs against England. Gavaskar has been given with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India. A right-handed batsman with a solid defence. His straight drives, square drives and the flick-to-leg were good to watch. After being frustrated by the slippery pace of Malcolm Marshall Gavaskar showed that he could play the hook, pull and square cut with equal authority and went on to score his 29th and 30th centuries. He crossed Sir Donald Bradman’s record of 29 test hundreds. In 125 tests, he scored 10,122 runs at an average of 51.12 with 34 hundreds, 45 fifties and a highest score of 236 n.o. He took one wicket of Zaheer Abbas. In 108 one-day internationals, he scored 3,092 runs at an average of 35.13 and a highest score of 103 n.o. After he retired from tests, he played for the World Eleven against MCC at Lord’s, in the MCC Bicentenary match in 1987 and scored a big hundred. He led India to a few test wins, but excelled in the World Championship of Cricket in 1985 to stamp India’s authority on one-day cricket of the mid 1980’s.
11 Feb 07
He was a legendry right handed batsman who used to open test innings for India. He was famous for his rock solid technique. His copybook style cricket is a must watch for anyone who wants to learn the basics of cricket. He has faced some of the world's all time hit first bowler to score many centuries. He was the first one in this world to cross Don Brandmann in scoring centuries.