It seems like it is the month of birthdays of some of the biggest cricketers to have played for India. First it was MS Dhoni, then Sourav Ganguly and now it is Sunil Gavaskar’s birthday. India has also been blessed with some of the best Test openers of all times. From the days of Sunil Gavaskar to the modern day, where Virender Sehwag is a genius. We can also say it is the month when some of the best captains to have led the country were born. Sunil Gavaskar turns 68 today.
Sunil Gavaskar played cricket in a different era and succeeded. He played in an era when helmets or the protective head gear was not available. He played without a helmet and excelled and hence his achievement is always held in high regard. His records are staggering, in 125 Tests, he amassed 10,122 runs at an average of 51.12 and that was studded with 34 centuries, the highest by any batsman then. His game was built around a near-perfect technique and enormous powers of concentration. There was an ODI, in which he played 60 overs, remained not out and scored a mere 36 runs.
Happy Birthday to one of the best and most daring batsman ever, Sunil Gavaskar Sir. Watching film Maalamaal to see you in a different avatar pic.twitter.com/my6rmq1l8X
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 10, 2017
Virender Sehwag seems to also be watching ‘Maalaamaal’, a film Sunil Gavaskar was a part of.
What Gavaskar did without helmet,its difficult for ppl these days to do with all equipments.If cricket were a film,Sunil Gavaskar is Sholay
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 10, 2016
Currently, Sunil Gavaskar is a full-time broadcaster for Star Sports, but is really held in high regard among the cricketing circles. He is respected all across the world for his batsmanship. On the occasion of his birthday, one of his biggest admirers, Virender Sehwag took to social media to wish the legend. Mind you, Virender Sehwag was also a opener in his days, but a totally different one at that, he was excessively aggressive and a nightmare for bowlers. Here are some of the other tweets for Sunil Gavaskar by notable people.
Happy Birthday Cricket Legend Sunil Gavaskar. My Wishes for a healthy, long and joyous life.
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) July 10, 2017
Wishing dear Sunil Gavaskar a very “Happy Birthday”, God Bless! pic.twitter.com/joXKEHzSSy
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) July 10, 2017
— Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) July 10, 2017
Happy Birthday to one of the all-time great batsman, Sunil Gavaskar! In 233 matches across Tests and ODIs he scored an amazing 13,214 runs! pic.twitter.com/1rid0MpUXb
— ICC (@ICC) July 10, 2017
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 10, 2017
Happy 68th Gavaskar! Brought class & poise to Indian cricket, gave it spine & ambition. Would there have been Tendulkar if there was no SMG? pic.twitter.com/mLTar131h5
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) July 10, 2017
Great people come in short packages. Happy Birthday to one of the greatest Indians to walk on the cricket field, Sunil Manohar Gavaskar. pic.twitter.com/QIMvVG5b5h
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 10, 2017