Sunil Gavaskar, popularly known as the Little Master, became the first batsman in India and in the world to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket. Sunil Gavaskar was also a part of Team India, which created history by winning the World Cup in 1983. But Sunil Gavaskar’s contribution to Test cricket has been unparalleled.
Sunil Gavaskar is one of those players who laid the foundation of cricket to reach where it is today. Sunil Gavaskar completed 10,000 runs in the 124th match of his Test career. No player had achieved this feat before Sunil Gavaskar. Not only this, Sunil Gavaskar’s record against West Indies, the most powerful team of that time, has been excellent. Sunil Gavaskar has scored 13 centuries against West Indies. Sunil Gavaskar is still the highest run-scorer against a team after Don Bradman.
Sunil Gavaskar is the only player to score four consecutive centuries on two grounds. Sunil Gavaskar scored four consecutive centuries at Wankhede in Mumbai and Port of Spain in West Indies. Sunil Gavaskar was voted the Wisdom Player of the Year in 1980 for his outstanding performance. Sunil Gavaskar still holds the record for scoring the most runs in a series. Sunil Gavaskar scored 774 runs in a series against West Indies. We wish him a bright future, healthy and prosperous life.