Cricket Fraternity extend wishes to Sunil Gavaskar on his 71st Birthday

Sunil Gavaskar

Cricket Fraternity, on Friday, flooded the social –media with wishes for former Indian great Sunil Gavaskar on his 71st Birthday.

Taking to Twitter, VVS Laxman wrote, “ Many more happy returns of the day to the legendary Sunil Gavaskar. Thank you for inspiring me over the years and it has been an absolute pleasure spending time with you in the commentary box in the last few years. Wish you a great year ahead”.

Sunil Gavaskar, better known as “Little Master”, was a member of the 1983 world cup winning team. 

The vice-captain of the Indian test team Ajinkya Rahane also greeted the veteran saying, “ Wishing a very happy birthday to Sunil Gavaskar Sir. Wish him loads of happiness”.

Happy Birthday to the Legend! Master of Indian Cricket. From being the first person to score centuries and achieving the milestones. You will always be loved by all the Cricket Fans. Wish you great health and prosperitySuresh Raina Tweeted.

Happy Birthday, Sunny Bhai. Grew up listening about his legendary tales of batting without a helmet. Now fortunate enough to know him & hear those stories from the man himself” Kaif wrote.

I got to meet my idol Gavaskar Sir for the first time in 1987. As a 13-year-old, I couldn’t believe my luck that I was meeting the person I looked up to & wanted to emulate. What a day that was. Wishing you a very happy 71st birthday Sir. Have a healthy & safe year ahead” Sachin Tweeted as he has been always vocal about his praise for former Indian stalwart.

Sunil Gavaskar has played 125 Test matches for India and scored 10,122 runs including his highest score of 236. He played 108 ODIs for India and scored 3092 runs. He was the first batsman to score 10,000 Test runs in International Cricket. Gavaskar was also the first batsman to score centuries in both innings of a Test thrice.