Often equipped with unpenetrative bowling attacks he tended to use conservative tactics which resulted in a large number of draws. KL Rahul's Test record in Australia has been modest to say the least. During his tenure, Kapil Dev emerged as a leading pace bowler for the country. In a nutshell Sunil Gavaskar was the first to get 10,000 Test runs and 30 centuries. Shubman Gill (Photo Credits: Twitter / BCCI) IND vs AUS 4th Test Match 2021: Shubman Gill completed the second half-century of his Test cricket career while batting brilliantly in the fourth Test match being played at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Gabba) between India vs Australia. , Gavaskar was captain of the Indian team on several occasions in the late 1970s and early 1980s, although his record is less than impressive. He is the only cricketer with 58-century partnership with 18 different players. Cheteshwar Pujara was one of the architects of India’s first-ever Test series win in Australia on their previous trip Down Under back in 2018-19. The first two Tests against Australia were high scoring draws where only 45 wickets fell, with India taking a first-innings lead in both after making scores over 400. He also became the first Indian fielder (excluding wicket-keepers) to get over a hundred catches in Test cricket. Rahane-led team India has been dominating the ongoing 2nd Test match so far.On Day2 of the 2nd Test match, Rahane played an amazing knock of unbeaten 104 off 200 balls.  The Test was the start of a world record streak of 106 Test appearances. He had aggregated 505 at 50.50 for the series.. The inaugural Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi Memorial Lecture was given by Gavaskar on 20 February 2013 at Taj Coromandel, Chennai. He scored 246*, 222 and 85 in school cricket in his final year of secondary education before striking a century against the touring London schoolboys. He managed 227 runs at 37.83 as India were whitewashed 3–0. The former Indian captain made this record by scoring a half-century in the Test played in the Port of Spain against the West Indies in 1970. He captained the national team on and off over a period between 1978 and 1985, which included a great 2–0 win over Pakistan in 1979/80. India vs Australia 2nd Test: Sunil Gavaskar is of the belief that the hundred is of epic proportions and one that will be etched in the history of Indian cricket. Pakistan then defeated India in three consecutive matches. Batting great Sunil Gavaskar feels Ajinkya Rahane's gritty hundred in the ongoing Boxing Day Test will go down as one of the most important centuries in the history of Indian cricket. Calm Rahane is Aggressive in Captaincy Tactics: Sunil Gavaskar The Pakistan series was followed by a six Test series against the touring West Indies at the height of their powers. Venue was at home (India), away or neutral. On 28 December 1983, Sunil Gavaskar notched-up his 30th Test century. , The 1981–82 Indian season saw a hard-fought 1–0 series win over England in six Tests. This made him the first player in Test history to achieve centuries in both innings of a Test three times. His first home series was largely disappointing, aggregating 224 runs at 24.89. Gavaskar went on to the West Indies for a five Test tour purely as a batsman, but could not reproduce the form that he had shown in the Caribbean in 1971 and 1976. Gill, having earned his Test cap in the second match of the series, scored 45 and 35* in Melbourne. Born in Mumbai and a student of St Xavier's High School young Sunil Gavaskar was named India's Best Schoolboy Cricketer of the year in 1966 while playing for his school.  Unlike his Test career, his ODI career was less illustrious scoring 3,092 runs at an average of 35.13. Sunil Gavaskar was all praise for Team India after their historic win at the Gabba in the 4th Test against Australia. India vs Australia 4th Test: Cheteshwar Pujara pips Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar in an elite list. His 205 in the First Test made him the first Indian to score a double century in India against the West Indies. He is also a former Sheriff of Mumbai.  Gavaskar's highest Test score of 236 not out came against the West Indies at Chennai in 1983,[N 1] an Indian record at that time. An Ian Botham led fightback saw Gavaskar removed, with India still needing 49 runs from 46 balls. Gavaskar made 172 in the Second Test at Bangalore and reached a half-century on three further occasions to compile 500 runs at 62.5. Suggesting changes to India's winning playing XI at the MCG, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar has backed Mayank Agarwal to open for Team India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) despite his poor run in the first two Test. During the Fifth Test in the series, India were defeated by an innings at Calcutta to concede a 3–0 series lead. Against a team regarded as the worst to leave Australian shores, Gavaskar made 90 in the second innings of the First Test in Madras (now Chennai), giving India a chance to reach the target of 348, which ended in a tie. The legendary Sunil Gavaskar feels Ajinkya Rahane's century in the ongoing Boxing Day Test here, after the Adelaide humiliation will go down as one of the most important innings in the history of Indian cricket. "Perhaps, I would have grown up to be an obscure fisherman, toiling somewhere along the west coast," Sunny G wrote. He was the first Test batsman to score 10,000 Test runs in a career and now stands at number 12 on the group of 13 players with 10,000-plus Test runs. Despite this, India were unable to finish off their novice opponents, the draw heralding a start of a winless summer. The First Test against Sri Lanka in Kanpur saw Gavaskar's 34th and final Test century of 176. He scored 103 in the Third Test to end the series with 205 runs at 51.66.  As of 2012, he is the third-highest run scorer for India in Test cricket, after Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid..  His English critics were placated when India returned in 1974 and Gavaskar scored 101 and 58 in the second Test at Old Trafford. India legend Sunil Gavaskar says Ajinkya Rahane’s gritty century in the Boxing Day Test will go down as one of the most important innings in the nation’s cricket history. , 1978–79 saw India tour Pakistan for the first series between the arch-rivals for 17 years. Gavaskar made centuries in both innings of the match. Praising the knock, Gavaskar said that it was a “typical Test match century”. The Indians' mastery of the Caribbean spinners on a turning track reportedly led West Indian captain Clive Lloyd to vow that he would rely on pace alone in future Tests.  On the West Indian leg of the tour, Gavaskar scored consecutive centuries of 156 and 102 in the Second and Third Tests, both in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Gavaskar was the first cricketer to play 100 consecutive test matches. Gill featured in both of India's warm-up matches in the lead up to the first Test and was in good nick, with scores of 43 and 65 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). 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It was a special knock as it helped him surpass Donald Bradman’s then record of most centuries … , The 1975–76 season saw three and four Test tours of New Zealand and the West Indies, respectively. The previous record was held by Sunil Gavaskar (21y 243d) for his unbeaten 67 against the West Indies at Port of Spain in 1970-71 on debut. He was the first Indian to aggregate more than 700 runs in a series, and this 774 runs at 154.80 remain the most runs scored in a debut series by any batsman. He has been selected as the interim president of BCCI, replacing N. Srinivasan". Sunil Gavaskar got swapped at birth with a fisherman's son", "He's 92 and still going strong. Ravindra Jadeja scored 57 runs in India's first innings of the Boxing Day Test. Sunil Gavaskar is a former international cricketer who represented and captained the Indian cricket team. Sunil Gavaskar feels Ajinkya Rahane’s century in the ongoing Boxing Day Test here, after the Adelaide humiliation will go down as one of the most important innings in the history of Indian cricket.  with Naseeruddin Shah and Satish Shah. It was a special knock as it helped him surpass Donald Bradman’s then record of most centuries in the longest format. With India having failed to win for 29 successive Tests, Kapil was sacked as captain and Gavaskar resumed leadership at the start of the 1984–85 season. Read more on Cricket by The Quint. He managed his first (and only ODI century) in the 1987 World Cup, when he hit 103 not out in 88 balls against New Zealand in his penultimate ODI innings at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur. His performance in the Test made him the second player after Doug Walters to score a century and double century in the same match. Team India had … , His first series in charge was a West Indian visit to India for a six Test series. At the same time the Court directed him to give up his job as a commentator. The First Test was held in Kanpur and India were crushed by an innings. Two Tests, three innings, only one dismissal, two centuries and one half-century… Bourda Oval in Georgetown in Guyana was Sunil Gavaskar ’s favourite hunting ground.  Described as one of the greatest opening batsmen in cricket history, Gavaskar played 125 Test matches and scored 10,122 runs. While Gavaskar could not be described as an attacking batsman, he had the ability of keeping the scoreboard ticking with unique shots such as the "late flick". Gavaskar, however, wants Rohit Sharma to replace Shubman Gill at the top order pushing the young gun in the middle order. , His maternal uncle was retired Indian cricketer Madhav Mantri. He scored some runs in the final two Tests which India drew to complete consecutive series wins over England. The match was drawn, but India conceded the series after losing the Fourth. Sunil Gavaskar (113) led the chase. In the 13 Tests that season, he made 1027 runs at 51.35 with three centuries and four half-centuries. He is the first Indian cricketer to carry his bat in test cricket. Test debut: West Indies v India at Port of Spain, 6–10 March 1971, Last Test: India v Pakistan at Bangalore, 13–17 March 1987, ODI debut: England v India at Leeds, 13 July 1974, Last ODI: India v England at Bombay, 5 November 1987, First Class Debut: Vazir Sultan Colt's XI v Dungarpur XI at Hyderabad, 1966/67, Last First Class Match: Rest of the World v M.C.C. After failing to score in the Second Test, he scored 107 and 182 not out in the Third Test at Calcutta, another high scoring draw. Gavaskar is a recipient of the Indian civilian honours of the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan. The change of captain improved the form of neither Gavaskar nor India as they toured Sri Lanka for a three-Test series. When Gavaskar led his team onto the field, he was pelted with fruit. In the Third Test, his 102 helped India post 4/406 to set a world record for the highest winning fourth innings score. In the Fourth Test in Ahmedabad, Gavaskar's 63 made him the first batsman to pass 10,000 runs. Cricket greats Sunil Gavaskar and Ricky Ponting hailed Ajinkya Rahane for his gritty century on the second day of the Boxing Day Test, calling it a worthy captain’s knock. The legendary Sunil Gavaskar feels Ajinkya Rahane's century in the ongoing Boxing Day Test here, after the Adelaide humiliation will go down as one of the most important innings in the history of Indian cricket. He scored 108 runs at 27, with an 86 bowled by Lance Gibbs at Bombay's Wankhede Stadium hosting the first test on this ground, the closest the Indian public got to see a century.  He has scored 150 or more runs in a Test match innings on twelve occasions. One of my favourite moments with Sunil Gavaskar is the Madras Test against Pakistan in 1987.  He held the record of 34 Test centuries for almost two decades before it was broken by Sachin Tendulkar in December 2005. Gavaskar was also a fine slip fielder and his safe catching in the slips helped him become the first Indian (excluding wicket-keepers) to take over a hundred catches in Test matches. Gavaskar totalled 390 runs at 55.71 for the series. India reciprocated England's visit in 1982 for a three-Test series, which was lost 1–0. Gavaskar was dismissed for 96 in the second innings as India were bowled out to give Pakistan a 1–0 series win.. Batting great Sunil Gavaskar believes that Indian bowlers were committed to the task as they claimed five wickets on the Day 1 of the Brisbane Test. This ended a 14-month span in which Gavaskar played in 22 Tests and the 1979 Cricket World Cup. He managed only 118 runs at 19.66 in the three Tests against Australia, but his impact in Australia was for a controversial incident. The official reason given was that Srinivas Venkataraghavan was preferred due to his superior experience on English soil, but most observers believed that Gavaskar was punished because he was believed to be considering defecting to World Series Cricket.  In an eight-Test season, three and five against New Zealand and England, respectively, Gavaskar scored centuries in the first and last Tests of the season. The Punjab batsman followed it up with his maiden fifty in the first innings of his very next match in Sydney. He then went on to score 121, his 29th Test century in 94 balls in his 95th test match, equalling Don Bradman's world record. A three-Test tour of England saw him score only 185 runs at 30.83, which India won 2–0 despite his unproductivity. India lost to New Zealand 1–0, with Gavaskar managing 126 runs at 25.2. After many years he appeared in a guest role in (1988) Hindi movie "Maalamaal". He finished the Five Test series with 450 runs at 50, failing twice as India lost the final Test and the series 3–2. He is the only cricketer to score 4 consecutive centuries at 2 venues—Port of Spain &. We saw that (aggression in field placings) with the leg-gully, slip and forward short leg (during Australia's first innings on Saturday)," added Gavaskar.  He was the first batsman to score 10,000 Test runs and held the record for most runs until Allan Border surpassed it. He scored 74 and 5 in the next two Tests as India won the three-match series 2–0. He played the lead role in the Marathi movie "Savli Premachi".  Standing in despite having scored only 703 runs at 28.12 since his debut series, Gavaskar rewarded the selectors with 116 and 35*. "Young India has done it," said the legendary Sunil Gavaskar, terming the historic 2-1 come-from-behind Test series win over Australia as a "magical moment for Indian cricket". The hostile crowd watched as India batted for over two days to reach 7/437 after 203 overs. He was the Chairman of the ICC cricket committee until the time he was forced to choose between commenting and being on the committee. , Gavaskar is an ardent devotee of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Sunil Gavaskar and Allan Border on Monday picked Shubman Gill over Prithvi Shaw to open the innings with Mayank Agarwal in the day-night Test in Adelaide on December 17. With the teams locked 0–0 leading into the final Test in Bangalore, there was to be no fairytale. He also served as an advisor to the India national cricket team during the home series against Australia in 2004. He ended the series with 542 runs at 77.42 and was named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year. The previous record was held by Sunil Gavaskar (21y 243d) for his unbeaten 67 against the West Indies at Port of Spain in 1970-71 on debut. The legendary Sunil Gavaskar feels Ajinkya Rahane's century in the ongoing Boxing Day Test here, after the Adelaide humiliation will go down as one of the most important innings in the history of Indian cricket. The 32-year-old Rahane held the Indian innings together on Sunday scoring a half-century and rescuing India … The master batsman was also aware that if he broke the jinx he would bury Sir Len Hutton's record of 19 Test … (Getty Images) cricket. at Lord's, 1987. Gavaskar’s three-figure Test scores include three double-centuries, the first of which was made in only his fourth Test and came on the heels of a century in the first innings of that same game – the fifth Test of India’s 1971 series in the West Indies. The First Test against England saw India break through for its first Test victory in 32 matches. Before the Oval Test began, Sunil Gavaskar was a thoughtful young man.  He was named the Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year in 1971 and as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1980.  His twin centuries made him the first Indian to score two centuries in one Test on two occasions, and saw him pass Umrigar as India's leading Test run-scorer. A newspaper report described it as "a patient and chanceless innings" where "hardly a ball passed his broad bat." India vs Australia 4th Test: Cheteshwar Pujara pips Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar in an elite list. Here is a look at Gavaskar's century. Skipper Sourav Ganguly led from the front to score a sparkling 144 studded with 18 boundaries.  Gavaskar's solitary century in ODIs came in the penultimate innings of his career—against New Zealand—during the 1987 Cricket World Cup where he scored 103 runs in 88 balls; the performance ensured India's victory, which earned him a man of the match award. Although he has a century to his name, he has scored only 187 runs in the five Tests … He managed only 240 runs at 30, as India were crushed 2–0 by the world champions. Meet Madhav Mantri, India's oldest Test cricketer", "Six international cricketers whose sisters married other international cricketers", "BCCI ignores women's cricket: Nutan Gavaskar", "Sathya Sai Baba, Realizing Supreme Beatitude by Sunil Gavaskar", Batsmen with 10,000 or more runs in Test cricket, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sunil_Gavaskar&oldid=1001842374, Recipients of the Padma Bhushan in sports, Presidents of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Short description is different from Wikidata, BLP articles lacking sources from September 2018, All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English, Articles with unsourced statements from December 2014, Articles with unsourced statements from May 2013, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. India was 1–0 down needed to reach a world record target of 438 to square the series. The Lifetime Achievement Award given to Gavaskar carried a citation, trophy and a cheque for, On 15 October 2017, Gavaskar inaugurated a cricket field in, Brown, Alex. Quite simply, if there was no audio evidence, nor did the officials hear anything, then the charge did not stand. 10 facts about Sunil Gavaskar you might not know", "India vs Australia 2016-17: All you need to know about history of Border-Gavaskar Trophy", "Golden oldie brothers-in-law in the Gavaskar stable", "Cricket ground in USA named after Sunil Gavaskar", "Cricket ground in Kentucky, US named after Sunil Gavaskar", "Did you know? He posted a fourth century for the series, scoring 120 in the Fifth Test at Delhi, becoming the first Indian to pass 4000 Test runs. As a result, Gundappa Viswanath was appointed so that he could prepare his leadership skills for the tour. Gavaskar saved his best for the Third Test in Karachi, scoring 111 and 137 in the Third, but was unable to prevent a defeat and series loss. The legendary Sunil Gavaskar heaped praise on the youngster for his solid defence as well as attacking batting. After retirement, he has been a popular, if sometimes controversial commentator, both on TV and in print. Melbourne, Dec 28 (PTI) The legendary Sunil Gavaskar feels Ajinkya Rahane''s century in the ongoing Boxing Day Test here, after the Adelaide humiliation will go down as one of …  In 2012, he was awarded the Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for Cricket in India.. Gavaskar led India in a Test for the first time in January 1976 against New Zealand during the First Test in Auckland when regular captain Bishen Bedi was suffering from a leg injury. In that time, he scored 2301 Test runs including eight centuries. This occurred because Gavaskar had refused to tour the West Indies for another series immediately afterwards, asking for a rest. In the final Test at Port of Spain he scored centuries in both innings of the match with scores of 124 and 220, becoming the second Indian player to perform the feat. The incident occurred in 1981, with India chasing a series-salvaging victory. Sunil Gavaskar, former legendary Indian batsman on Sunday lauded all-rounders Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur for their outstanding effort with the bat, terming their defiant 123-run seventh-wicket collaboration a heartwarming revelation. India started well enough, drawing the First Test in Lahore, with Gavaskar scoring 83. Sunil Gavaskar feels Ajinkya Rahane’s century in the ongoing Boxing Day Test here, after the Adelaide humiliation will go down as one of the most important innings in the history of Indian cricket.. India were bundled out for their lowest-ever Test score of 36 in the second innings as Australia claimed an eight-wicket win in the series opener at the Adelaide Oval. In the Sixth Test in Madras, he compiled his 30th Test century in his 99th test match, with an unbeaten 236 which was the highest Test score by an Indian.  He was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009. Gavaskar also tried his hand at acting on the silver screen. The crowd singled out the Gavaskar, who had made a golden duck and 20. The number of the Test match played in that series. With three balls left in the match, all four results were possible. The two Test tour of Pakistan resulted in two further draws, with Gavaskar compiling 120 runs at 40. Gavaskar had his bat knocked out of his hand by a hostile delivery from Malcolm Marshall before being dismissed. The series ended 1–2, and with a poor display of 140 runs at 17.5, Gavaskar resigned, although he had already announced his intention to relinquish the leadership before the series. Gavaskar's 182* against Windies made him the first batsman ever to register twin centuries in a test on three different occasions. He was ineffective in the first three Tests, accumulating only sixty runs in five innings as India took a 2–1 lead. , Despite this, he was stripped of the captaincy when India toured England in 1979 for a four Test tour. India won the Third and Fifth Tests in Bombay and Madras. Sunil Gavaskar was exchanged with a fisherman's baby at birth. He held the record for the highest number of test centuries (34) before. On 22 December 1994, Gavaskar was sworn in as, "Gavaskar Stadium" in his home district of, In 2003, he became the first and till now the only Indian to have delivered a, On 21 November 2012, Gavaskar was conferred with BCCI's prestigious Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award at the BCCI Annual Awards Function 2011-12.  In February 2012, the International Cricket Council (ICC) inducted him into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.  He added a further 73 in the second innings of a high scoring draw. Despite his team's difficulties, Gavaskar remained productive with 434 runs at 47.18 with a century and three half centuries. Rahane-led team India has been dominating the ongoing 2nd Test match so far.On Day2 of the 2nd Test match, Rahane played an amazing knock of unbeaten 104 off 200 balls. His focus of technical correctness over flair meant that his style of play was usually less suited to the shorter form of the game, at which he had less success.  He became the first player to score two centuries in a Test match for the third time, when he made 107 and 182 not out in a match against the West Indies in December 1978. 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