Sunil Gavasker turns 71

Former Indian captain, Sunil Gavaskar,  turned 71 on Friday and wishes showered in for the legendary batsman. BCCI and ICC’s official Twitter handles tweeted their birthday greetings for Sunil Gavaskar, paying tribute to the first batsman to reach 10,000 Test runs. “World Cup winner, first batsman to score 10,000 Test runs, Most numbers of runs in debut Test series. Happy Birthday to the former team India captain and batting legend, Sunil Gavaskar”, wrote BCCI. Sunil Gavaskar, who has held multiple batting records, is rated as one of the finest batsmen to have ever played the game.

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The legend made his Test debut back in 1971 against the West Indies. Sunil Gavaskar played 125 matches during his Test career and scored 10,122 runs at an average of 51.12 and smashed 34 Test centuries as well.

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