4 Tests… 774 runs… The legend who batted without a helmet turns 75

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New Delhi. Legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar turned 75 today. The former captain of Team India, who faced the world's most dangerous fast bowlers in his era, created a world record in his debut series which still stands today. Gavaskar was born on 10 July 1949 in Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra. This right-handed batsman started his international cricket career in the year 1971. The Little Master, who started the Test series against the Windies, then thrashed the dangerous pace attack of the Windies. Gavaskar, who played without a helmet, impressed everyone with his brilliant batting in Port of Spain.

Sunil Gavaskar, who is currently playing the role of a commentator, scored a record 774 runs in the 4 Test match series against the Windies by scoring 4 centuries including a double century and 3 half-centuries. During this, his batting average was 154.80. In his debut series, Gavaskar made such a world record that no batsman in the world has been able to break even after 53 years.

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Selected records from Gawker
Sunil Gavaskar is the first cricketer in the world to score 10000 runs in Test cricket. He has a record of scoring 2749 runs against West Indies. He has scored 13 centuries against this team, which is a record. Sunny Gavaskar has made 58 century partnerships with 18 different players in Tests. He is the only cricketer to achieve this feat. Gavaskar was a member of the 1983 World Cup winning team. This batsman was very influential in the 1970-80s.

Gavaskar's cricket career
Sunil Gavaskar scored 10122 runs in 125 Test matches which includes 34 centuries and 45 half-centuries. Gavaskar has 3092 runs in 108 ODIs. He scored one century and 27 half-centuries in ODIs. Gavaskar scored 25834 runs in 348 first-class matches which include 81 centuries and 105 half-centuries.

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