Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar
Full Name:Sunil Gavaskar
Date of birth:10 / 07 / 1949
Role:Batsman
Batting style:Right-hand
Bowling style:Unknown

Career summary

- Sunil Gavaskar is a right-handed opening batsman and bowls the occasional right-arm medium.

- Gavaskar made the ultimate start to his Test career, on the tour of the West Indies in 1971 after making his debut at Port of Spain he picked up an amazing 774 runs in four Tests.

- His ODI debut came against England at Headingley in July 1974, but he was never a fan of the One Day game, he even batted through 60 overs for 36 not out in the first World Cup match in 1975, as a protest against it.

- In 1983 Gavaskar broke Donald Bradman's record 29 Test centuries going on to get 34, this was later broken by his countryman Sachin Tendulkarin 2005.

- He was the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in Test history and held the record for most runs until he was overtaken by Allan Border.

- Gavaskar is also joint holder of the record for scoring centuries in both innings on three seperate occasions along with Australia's Ricky Ponting.

- Not only does Sunil Gavaskar have records with the bat, he also became the first Indian fielder (excluding wicket-keepers) to get over a hundred catches in Test cricket.

- 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.

- Gavaskar was named one of the Wisden cricketers of the year in 1980.

- After his retirement in 1987, he has gone onto become an author, commentator, Test and ODI referee.

Test Matches

Batting
Career Span:1971-1987
Matches:125
Innings:214
Not Outs:16
Runs:10122
Highest Score:236
Average:51.12
50s:45
100s:34
Ducks:12
Pairs:0
Caught Out:141
Stumped Out:2
Bowling
Innings Bowled:28
Overs:62.4
Maidens:15
Runs Conceded:206
Wickets:1
5 Wicket Innings:0
10 Wicket Innings:0
Average:206.0
Economy Rate:3.3
Best bowling in Innings:1/34

ODI Matches

Batting
Career Span:1974-1987
Matches:108
Innings:102
Not Outs:14
Runs:3092
Highest Score:103
Average:35.14
50s:27
100s:1
Ducks:8
Pairs:0
Caught Out:51
Stumped Out:4
Bowling
Innings Bowled:2
Overs:3.2
Maidens:0
Runs Conceded:25
Wickets:1
5 Wicket Innings:0
10 Wicket Innings:0
Average:25.0
Economy Rate:7.81
Best bowling in Innings:1/10