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Sunil Gavaskar's Birthday | Before Virat Kohli & Sachin Tendulkar there Was Sunny, And The ICC's Birthday Wish Makes Clear Why He's The Original 'Little Master' 

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Legendary Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar turned 70 on Wednesday
  • Known for his stylish and entertaining batting, the opening batsman is the first man to get to 10,000 Test runs and has 35 international centuries
  • In his 16-year illustrious career, the Mumbai cricketer has represented India in 125 Tests and 108 One Day Internationals

Legendary Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar turned 70 on Wednesday. Known for his stylish and entertaining batting, the opening batsman is the first man to get to 10,000 Test runs and has 35 international centuries. In his 16-year illustrious career, the Mumbai cricketer has represented India in 125 Tests and 108 One Day Internationals. Gavaskar has amassed 10,122 runs in Tests and 3,092 ODI runs. 

Sunil Manohar Gavaskar is known for batting by wearing a hat against the lethal West Indian bowling which included the likes of Micheal Holding, Joel Garner, Andy Roberts, and Malcolm Marshall. He was a part of the Indian team that lifted their maiden World Cup by overcoming the then mighty West Indies in the final. Gavaskar started his international cricketing career in 1971 and called it a day after India's World Cup semi-final loss against England in 1987 which was played in his backyard at the Wankhede Stadium. Post his retirement, he tried his luck in commentary and today is one of the most successful commentators and analysts in the game.

As Sunny turned 70, wishes poured in for the original 'Little Master' from all corners.

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