Sunil Gavaskar Records List: International records as Captain, Batsman, and Bowler

Jagran Josh takes a look at the records held by one of the greatest opening batsmen of all time, Sunil Gavaskar, on his birthday eve.
Sunil Gavaskar Records List: International records as Captain, Batsman, and Bowler
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.

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Sunil Gavaskar Career Summary 

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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

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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
Age 71
Full Name Sunil Manohar Gavaskar
Education St Xavier's College; Bombay University
Nickname Sunny, Little Master
Height 5 ft 5 in
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role Opening batsman
Wife Marshneil Gavaskar
Son Rohan Gavaskar
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.

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