Sunil Gavaskar Records List: International records as Captain, Batsman, and Bowler
Be it playing on uncovered pitches or without a helmet, Sunil Gavaskar dominated every condition during his legendary career. On the birthday eve of Little Master, let us have a look at the records made by him.
Sunil Gavaskar: Records
1- Sunil Gavaskar was the first cricketer who scored 10,000 Test runs, a feat that was unimaginable at that time.
2- He holds the record for the highest runs (774) scored in a series by a debutant cricketer.
3- He also holds the record of scoring the maximum number of runs (2,749) and centuries (13) against the West Indies.
4- He is the only cricketer to score 4 consecutive centuries at 2 venues-- Port of Spain & Wankhede Stadium.
5- He is the only cricketer with 58 Test century partnerships with 18 different players.
6- He is a joint holder of the record for scoring centuries in both innings of a Test Match on three occasions along with Australia's Ricky Ponting and David Warner.
7- He is the first Indian fielder (excluding wicket-keepers) to bag over a hundred catches in Test cricket.
8- He is the first Indian cricketer to carry his bat in test cricket and scored 127 not out in the Faisalabad Test in the year 1983, a record that was later matched by Rahul Dravid and Cheteshwar Pujara.
9- He held the record for the highest number of Test centuries (34) that was bettered by Sachin Tendulkar in 2005.
Sunil Gavaskar Career Summary
Sunil Gavaskar: Debut and Last Matches
Test Debut: West Indies vs India at Port of Spain, 6-10 March 1971
Last Test: India vs Pakistan at Bengaluru, 13-17 March 1987
ODI Debut: England vs India at Leeds, 13 July 1974
Last ODI: India vs England at Mumbai, 5 November 1987
Sunil Gavaskar as a Referee
Only Test Match: West Indies vs England at Kingston, 19-24 February 1994
Debut ODI: West Indies vs England at Bridgetown, 16 February 1994
Last ODI: West Indies vs England at Port of Spain, 6 March 1994
Sunil Gavaskar: Personal Information
|Birth||10 July 1949|
|Birthplace||Bombay, Province of Bombay (present-day Maharashtra), India|
|Full Name||Sunil Manohar Gavaskar|
|Education||St Xavier's College; Bombay University|
|Nickname||Sunny, Little Master|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Net worth||$30 million|
At present, Sunil Manohar Gavaskar is a cricket commentator. He is also a recipient of the Indian civilian honours of the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan. He was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009.