Gill, having earned his Test cap in the second match of the series, scored 45 and 35* in Melbourne. A monumental century for Sunil Gavaskar, #OnThisDay 1979! They collided, and Gavaskar fell over. [8] He added a further 73 in the second innings of a high scoring draw. After failing to score in the Second Test, he scored 107 and 182 not out in the Third Test at Calcutta, another high scoring draw. In a nutshell Sunil Gavaskar was the first to get 10,000 Test runs and 30 centuries. (AP Photo) HIGHLIGHTS Very very enjoyable to see the way they took the opportunities: Sunil Gavaskar Washington … Despite holding on for draws in the last two Tests, Gavaskar was replaced by Kapil Dev as captain after the 3–0 loss. He is the first Indian cricketer to carry his bat in test cricket. [6] He was named the Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year in 1971 and as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1980. Gavaskar talked about the test series between India and Australia which took place 2 years ago and said that Pant performed brilliantly in that series as he scored a hundred and after scoring a century in the practice match now, he should be the choice of … "Young India has done it," said the legendary Sunil Gavaskar, terming the historic 2-1 come-from-behind Test series win over Australia as a "magical moment for Indian cricket". His first home series was largely disappointing, aggregating 224 runs at 24.89. After missing the first Test due to an infected fingernail, Gavaskar scored 65 and 67 not out in the second Test in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, hitting the winning runs which gave India its first-ever win over the West Indies. Cricket greats Sunil Gavaskar and Ricky Ponting hailed Ajinkya Rahane for his gritty century on the second day of the Boxing Day Test, calling it a worthy captain’s knock. He ended the series with 542 runs at 77.42 and was named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year. After many years he appeared in a guest role in (1988) Hindi movie "Maalamaal". [13] Gavaskar's solitary century in ODIs came in the penultimate innings of his career—against New Zealand—during the 1987 Cricket World Cup where he scored 103 runs in 88 balls; the performance ensured India's victory, which earned him a man of the match award. He is also a former Sheriff of Mumbai. He posted a fourth century for the series, scoring 120 in the Fifth Test at Delhi, becoming the first Indian to pass 4000 Test runs. He managed 227 runs at 37.83 as India were whitewashed 3–0. He started consistently, scoring four half-centuries in five innings of the first three Tests. Gavaskar made 172 in the Second Test at Bangalore and reached a half-century on three further occasions to compile 500 runs at 62.5. The previous record was held by Sunil Gavaskar (21y 243d) for his unbeaten 67 against the West Indies at Port of Spain in 1970-71 on debut. Gavaskar saved his best for the Third Test in Karachi, scoring 111 and 137 in the Third, but was unable to prevent a defeat and series loss. His infamous 36 not out in the 1975 World Cup, carrying his bat through the full 60 overs against England, led Indian supporters to storm the field and confront him for scoring so slowly when India needed nearly a run a ball to win; at the end of the game India had lost only three wickets but scored 200 runs less than England. He was unable to maintain his performance, making only two half-centuries. In the 13 Tests that season, he made 1027 runs at 51.35 with three centuries and four half-centuries. He scored some runs in the final two Tests which India drew to complete consecutive series wins over England. Sunil Gavaskar and Allan Border on Monday picked Shubman Gill over Prithvi Shaw to open the innings with Mayank Agarwal in the day-night Test in Adelaide on December 17. His focus of technical correctness over flair meant that his style of play was usually less suited to the shorter form of the game, at which he had less success. AUS vs IND: Sunil Gavaskar said Ajinkya Rahane's knock sent a message to the Australian camp that the Indian team will not just lie down and be walked all over. 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Gavaskar made centuries in both innings of the match. The five-Test series against arch enemies Pakistan was to be his last. The duo combined for a record century stand to frustrate Australia’s bowling attack and rescue the visitors from a precarious position in the series […] He has scored 127 not out in the Faisalabad Test in the year 1983 and became the 1st Indian to carry the bat in a test match. Gavaskar scored 89 in the First Test and 97 in the Second, which India drew and lost, respectively. Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar has again gone after Australian captain Tim Paine, slamming his leadership skills and some of his decision-making during the Test series. When Gavaskar led his team onto the field, he was pelted with fruit. Check IND vs AUS 2nd Test live score and match updates here. [11] His English critics were placated when India returned in 1974 and Gavaskar scored 101 and 58 in the second Test at Old Trafford. Led by Gavaskar, India made steady progress to be 328/1 with 20 overs remaining on the final day with a record-breaking victory still possible. The former Indian captain made this record by scoring a half-century in the Test played in the Port of Spain against the West Indies in 1970. Gavaskar totalled 390 runs at 55.71 for the series. The legendary Sunil Gavaskar feels Ajinkya Rahane's century in the ongoing Boxing Day Test here, after the Adelaide humiliation will go down as one of the most important innings in the history of Indian cricket. He then went on to score 121, his 29th Test century in 94 balls in his 95th test match, equalling Don Bradman's world record. India were bundled out for their lowest-ever Test score of 36 in the second innings as Australia claimed an eight-wicket win in the series opener at the Adelaide Oval. He was named one of the Wisden cricketers of the year in 1980. [5] He has scored 150 or more runs in a Test match innings on twelve occasions. Gavaskar’s three-figure Test scores include three double-centuries, the first of which was made in only his fourth Test and came on the heels of a century in the first innings of that same game – the fifth Test of India’s 1971 series in the West Indies. Snow was charged with deliberately barging into Gavaskar and was suspended. Sunil Gavaskar got swapped at birth with a fisherman's son", "He's 92 and still going strong. Gavaskar also tried his hand at acting on the silver screen. [8], In 1972–73, England toured India for a five-Test series, Gavaskar's first on home soil. It was his Uncle who spotted that the child was not Sunny as he had a birthmark near his ear. The incident occurred in 1981, with India chasing a series-salvaging victory. The change of captain improved the form of neither Gavaskar nor India as they toured Sri Lanka for a three-Test series. He sparked a controversy in early 2008 for his comments on the contentious Sydney Test Match: "Millions of Indians want to know if it (match referee Mike Procter's verdict against Harbhajan Singh) was a 'white man' taking the 'white man's' word against that of the 'brown man'. The official reason given was that Srinivas Venkataraghavan was preferred due to his superior experience on English soil, but most observers believed that Gavaskar was punished because he was believed to be considering defecting to World Series Cricket. [12][13] Gavaskar's highest Test score of 236 not out came against the West Indies at Chennai in 1983,[5][N 1] an Indian record at that time. India won the third but lost the earlier two. He managed only 240 runs at 30, as India were crushed 2–0 by the world champions. He scored an unbeaten 166 in the First Test in Adelaide and 172 in the Third Test in Sydney, ending the series with 352 runs at 117.33. He ended the series with 266 runs at 66.33. [8], The 1975–76 season saw three and four Test tours of New Zealand and the West Indies, respectively. Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar has lauded stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane's century, which has put the tourists in control of the second Test at the MCG. He was the first person to score centuries in both innings of a Test match three times. It was the first Test between the two nations, with Sri Lankan having only recently been awarded Test status. In a career spanning over 16 years he made 35 centuries (100 or more runs) at the international level. He has scored the most runs by any player in a series (774) against. His 205 in the First Test made him the first Indian to score a double century in India against the West Indies. With India having failed to win for 29 successive Tests, Kapil was sacked as captain and Gavaskar resumed leadership at the start of the 1984–85 season. Melbourne, Dec 28 (PTI) The legendary Sunil Gavaskar feels Ajinkya Rahane''s century in the ongoing Boxing Day Test here, after the Adelaide humiliation will go down as one of … The First Test was held in Kanpur and India were crushed by an innings. 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Often equipped with unpenetrative bowling attacks he tended to use conservative tactics which resulted in a large number of draws. In the Third Test in Faisalabad, Gavaskar managed an unbeaten 127 in the second innings to force Pakistan into a run chase, but the other two losses were substantial, both by an innings. India played in twelve Tests, losing five and drawing seven. India broke through for a 153-run win in the Third Test at Kanpur, where Gavaskar scored 76. AUS Vs IND, 4th Test: Shubman Gill Breaks Long-standing Sunil Gavaskar Record Shubman Gill became the youngest Indian opening batsman to score 50-score in the fourth innings of a Test match Often equipped with unpenetrative bowling attacks he tended to use conservative tactics which resulted in a large number of draws. In the First Test against England at Delhi, he was mobbed upon becoming the first Indian to reach 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year. The inaugural Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi Memorial Lecture was given by Gavaskar on 20 February 2013 at Taj Coromandel, Chennai. India lost to New Zealand 1–0, with Gavaskar managing 126 runs at 25.2. He held the record for the highest number of test centuries (34) before. In a two-minute video, Sunil Gavaskar paid a rich tribute to Team India for its 'inspiring' display in the Test series against Australia. During his tenure, Kapil Dev emerged as a leading pace bowler for the country. Sunil Gavaskar (113) led the chase. Former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has described Rahane's century as one of the most important centuries in Indian cricket history. [11] The Test was the start of a world record streak of 106 Test appearances. [8][11], In 1985–86, India toured Australia, playing against a team in a poor form slump. Cricket greats Sunil Gavaskar and Ricky Ponting hailed Ajinkya Rahane for his gritty century on the second day of the Boxing Day Test, calling it a worthy captain’s knock. He made his first-class debut for Vazir Sultan Colts XI against an XI from Dungarpur in 1966/67 but remained in Bombay's Ranji Trophy squad for the next two years without playing a match. Sachin Tendulkar equalled Sunil Gavaskar's record of first class 100s on 8 February 2013 [16]. Shubman Gill (Photo Credits: Twitter / BCCI) IND vs AUS 4th Test Match 2021: Shubman Gill completed the second half-century of his Test cricket career while batting brilliantly in the fourth Test match being played at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Gabba) between India vs Australia. Gavaskar was the first cricketer to play 100 consecutive test matches. Venue was at home (India), away or neutral. Sunil Gavaskar, former legendary Indian batsman on Sunday lauded all-rounders Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur for their outstanding effort with the bat, terming their defiant 123-run seventh-wicket collaboration a heartwarming revelation. 10 facts about Sunil Gavaskar you might not know", "India vs Australia 2016-17: All you need to know about history of Border-Gavaskar Trophy", "Golden oldie brothers-in-law in the Gavaskar stable", "Cricket ground in USA named after Sunil Gavaskar", "Cricket ground in Kentucky, US named after Sunil Gavaskar", "Did you know? He made 115 in the Fourth Test in Delhi, where India were unable to convert a 212-run first innings lead, resulting in a draw. India vs Australia 4th Test: Cheteshwar Pujara pips Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar in an elite list. In 1986–87, Gavaskar's final season in Test cricket, India faced a long season of eleven home Tests. Read more on Cricket by The Quint. He has the highest runs (774) maker by a debutant. Brisbane Test: India legend Sunil Gavaskar was full of praises for Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur, saying their effort with the bat on Day 3 was a heartwarming revelation. [18], Gavaskar joined Triton Solar as its Brand Ambassador.[19]. [13] Unlike his Test career, his ODI career was less illustrious scoring 3,092 runs at an average of 35.13. "Perhaps, I would have grown up to be an obscure fisherman, toiling somewhere along the west coast," Sunny G wrote. After retirement, he has been a popular, if sometimes controversial commentator, both on TV and in print. Rest of the World against England (his last first class game): 1. [11] On the West Indian leg of the tour, Gavaskar scored consecutive centuries of 156 and 102 in the Second and Third Tests, both in Port of Spain, Trinidad. 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Speaking to Damien Fleming on 7Cricket, Sunil Gavaskar opened up on a moment of controversy during his days as India captain, when he almost led his team to forfeit an ill-tempered Test against Australia at the MCG.. Making his Test debut against the West Indies in March 1971, Gavaskar scored his first century in the third Test of the same series. He also became the first Indian to make four centuries in one Test series, the second Indian after Vijay Hazare to score two centuries in the same Test, and the third after Hazare and Polly Umrigar to score centuries in three consecutive innings. Indian batting great Sunil Gavaskar has heaped rich praises on fellow Mumbaikar Rahane and called his innings a fantastic one. The movie did not receive much appreciation though. Thursday, January 21, 2021 English The former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has opened up on the matter of selecting Rishabh Pant or Wriddhiman Saha as a specialist wicket-keeper and he feels that Rishabh Pant will be a better choice in comparison to Wriddhiman Saha. [8] India drew the series 1–1 but the following three-Test series in New Zealand was to signal the start of a barren run of 19 Tests under Gavaskar of which India were to win only one and lose five. Sunil Gavaskar was the first player in history to score 10000 Test runs. 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. [8][11], Gavaskar's 1974–75 series against the West Indies was interrupted, playing in only the First and fifth and final Test of the series against the West Indies. The legendary Sunil Gavaskar feels Ajinkya Rahane's century in the ongoing Boxing Day Test here, after the Adelaide humiliation will go down as one of the most important innings in the history of Indian cricket. England skipper Joe Root, who brought up his 18th career Test century on Day 2 of the first match against Sri Lanka in Galle, has gone on to convert it to a double ton. Gavaskar finished the series with 447 runs at 89.40. This ended a 14-month span in which Gavaskar played in 22 Tests and the 1979 Cricket World Cup. Revisiting Sunil Gavaskar's 101 in the first Test against England in 1974. [8][11], Gavaskar was not to score a century on home soil until November 1976. Gavaskar vowed never to play at Eden Gardens again, and duly withdrew from the team for India's next fixture at the Bengali capital two years later, ending his record of 106 consecutive Tests. He responded with 114 against Rajasthan in his second match and two other consecutive centuries saw him being selected in the 1970/71 Indian team to tour the West Indies. In the Second Test in Delhi, Gavaskar delivered his riposte to Marshall, hooking him for a consecutive four and six to start his innings. He had aggregated 505 at 50.50 for the series.[8][11]. Suggesting changes to India's winning playing XI at the MCG, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar has backed Mayank Agarwal to open for Team India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) despite his poor run in the first two Test. The Lifetime Achievement Award given to Gavaskar carried a citation, trophy and a cheque for, On 15 October 2017, Gavaskar inaugurated a cricket field in, Brown, Alex. The two Test tour of Pakistan resulted in two further draws, with Gavaskar compiling 120 runs at 40. The Indians' mastery of the Caribbean spinners on a turning track reportedly led West Indian captain Clive Lloyd to vow that he would rely on pace alone in future Tests. In the Sixth Test in Madras, he compiled his 30th Test century in his 99th test match, with an unbeaten 236 which was the highest Test score by an Indian. He has sung a Marathi song "Ya Duniyemadhye Thambayaala Vel Konala" which was written by noted Marathi lyricist Shantaram Nandgaonkar. [3] He was the first batsman to score 10,000 Test runs and held the record for most runs until Allan Border surpassed it. info); born 10 July 1949), is an Indian cricket commentator and former cricketer representing India and Bombay from the early 1970s to the late 1980s. [8][11], The 1980–81 season saw Gavaskar returned as captain for the Australasian tour, but it was to be the start of an unhappy reign for Gavaskar and India. The legendary Sunil Gavaskar heaped praise on the youngster for his solid defence as well as attacking batting. He was the Chairman of the ICC cricket committee until the time he was forced to choose between commenting and being on the committee. Against a team regarded as the worst to leave Australian shores, Gavaskar made 90 in the second innings of the First Test in Madras (now Chennai), giving India a chance to reach the target of 348, which ended in a tie. This was the first Test of the series. Gavaskar was captain of the Indian team on several occasions in the late 1970s and early 1980s, although his record is less than impressive. [5] Gavaskar's record of 34 Test centuries stood for almost two decades before Tendulkar surpassed it in December 2005. Gavaskar, however, wants Rohit Sharma to replace Shubman Gill at the top order pushing the young gun in the middle order. The match was drawn, but India conceded the series after losing the Fourth. India were embarrassed 1–0 by the Test minnows at the time, with Gavaskar managing only 186 runs at 37.2. Read more on Cricket by The Quint.2nd Test: Rahane Completes Half Century, India Cross 200 India Records 18K New COVID Cases, Lowest Daily Tally in 6 Months. The local police chief reportedly asked Gavaskar to declare to placate the angry crowd. Batting great Sunil Gavaskar feels Ajinkya Rahane's gritty hundred in the ongoing Boxing Day Test will go down as one of the most important centuries in the history of Indian cricket. Team India had … Batting great Sunil Gavaskar believes that Indian bowlers were committed to the task as they claimed five wickets on the Day 1 of the Brisbane Test. This page was last edited on 15 September 2020, at 20:34. The pink-ball Test in Adelaide was poised for a competitive finish with India leading by 62 runs at the start of Day three's play. Cheteshwar Pujara was one of the architects of India’s first-ever Test series win in Australia on their previous trip Down Under back in 2018-19. [31], His maternal uncle was retired Indian cricketer Madhav Mantri. Former Indian cricketer and a legend of the game, Sunil Gavaskar feels that Ajinkya Rahane's valiant century at the Melbourne Cricket Ground … It was his last series. The legendary Sunil Gavaskar feels Ajinkya Rahane's century in the ongoing Boxing Day Test here, after the Adelaide humiliation will go down as … As a result, India secured an eight-wicket victory. During his tenure, Kapil Dev emerged as a leading pace bowler for the country. The fact that a Test century had eluded him on the tour weighed heavily on his capable shoulders. The series against Pakistan was similarly high scoring, with four draws, three of which did not reach the fourth innings. Gavaskar wrote four books on cricket, including his own autobiography, On 25 March 2008, Malcolm Speed, ICC chief executive, told Gavaskar "very clearly", during a meeting between the two at Dubai, that he would have to quit his post at the ICC if he failed to give up his job of commentator and newspaper columnist,[26] in which capacity he has frequently criticised his employers and levelled serious accusations of racism. These were his third and fourth centuries at the grounds. He is a joint holder of the record for scoring centuries in both the test match innings on three occasions along with Australia's. [11], The 1981–82 Indian season saw a hard-fought 1–0 series win over England in six Tests. Two Tests, three innings, only one dismissal, two centuries and one half-century… Bourda Oval in Georgetown in Guyana was Sunil Gavaskar ’s favourite hunting ground. The First Test against England saw India break through for its first Test victory in 32 matches. [34], Gavaskar is an ardent devotee of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Turbulent performances of the team led to multiple exchanges of captaincy between Gavaskar and Kapil Dev, with one of Gavaskar's sackings coming just six months before Kapil led India to victory at the 1983 Cricket World Cup. Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar has lauded stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane's century, which has put the tourists in control of the second Test at the MCG. Gavaskar was also a fine slip fielder and his safe catching in the slips helped him become the first Indian (excluding wicket-keepers) to take over a hundred catches in Test matches. "[27] Despite the fact that Gavaskar's comment referenced Mike Procter and not the ICC, Australian writer Gideon Haigh said that, if Gavaskar genuinely believed this, "then he should almost certainly resign, for if the ICC is a bastion of 'white man's justice', Gavaskar bears some of the blame for having failed to change it. Gavaskar scored 91 in the drawn First Test in Madras before withdrawing from the Second Test in Calcutta as he had promised. On 28 December 1983, Sunil Gavaskar notched-up his 30th Test century. He managed his first (and only ODI century) in the 1987 World Cup, when he hit 103 not out in 88 balls against New Zealand in his penultimate ODI innings at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur. Born in Mumbai and a student of St Xavier's High School[6][7] young Sunil Gavaskar was named India's Best Schoolboy Cricketer of the year in 1966 while playing for his school. Gavaskar made his One Day International (ODI) debut against England at Headingley in 1974. The first was 119 in front of his home crowd at the Wankhede Stadium, helping India to a victory. The legendary Sunil Gavaskar feels Ajinkya Rahane's century in the ongoing Boxing Day Test here, after the Adelaide humiliation will go down as one of the most important innings in the history of Indian cricket. [8] In an eight-Test season, three and five against New Zealand and England, respectively, Gavaskar scored centuries in the first and last Tests of the season. [17], On 28 March 2014 the Supreme Court of India appointed Gavaskar as the interim President of the BCCI, primarily to oversee the seventh Season of the Indian Premier League. Pakistan then defeated India in three consecutive matches. The crowd singled out the Gavaskar, who had made a golden duck and 20. India was 1–0 down needed to reach a world record target of 438 to square the series. In the final Test at Port of Spain he scored centuries in both innings of the match with scores of 124 and 220, becoming the second Indian player to perform the feat. Gavaskar, unwilling to be dictated to by the Caribbean pacemen, hooked the short-pitched barrage relentlessly, reaching his half century in 37 balls. India ended nine runs short with two wickets in hand when stumps were drawn. 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